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Chapel HIll: Red Lotus

Sinophile | Oct 28, 2006 12:34 PM

Last night we tried Red Lotus, a new Chinese restuarant in Village Plaza (near Whole Foods). Red Lotus is very similar to Ming Garden on Airport Road: sleek and contemporary, serving unapologetically Americanized Chinese food with a lighter and more sophisticated touch than the typical take-away. This kind of restaurant does not appeal to me, but if you're the kind of person who likes General Tso's chicken and fried rice this is the place to eat it. Our menu:

Eggplant salad. Lightly fried eggplant pieces served atop a salad of iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatos, sliced cucumbers, and raw button mushrooms. The eggplant was nicely flavored and wonderfully light, but the salad called out for a side of blue cheese dressing and some saltines.

Kung pao chicken. The chicken was tender, but there was not much spice or flavor interest.

Beef ho fun. Beef tender, noodles slightly mushy. Flavor a bit bland.

Entrees are $9-$13. Portions are generous, and we wound up taking food home. Here's the website:

http://www.redlotusasiankitchen.com/

I noticed, by the way, the gratuitous and discourteous remarks made about my wife in a post on Friday (quickly removed). I've never seen a post less in the spirit of Chowhound.

Best,
Sinophile/David A.

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