Since the Orient is temporarily closed, I decided to check out this restaurant a few blocks north on South Broadway. It features "New American Asian Cuisine".
What it is is Asian style cooking, without any Asian type vegetables. It is the type of Asian food a housewife in Omaha would prepare, where the only Asian ingredient on hand is some LaChoy soy sauce.
The menu featured a half a dozen sauces, that they will stir fry with American vegetables. There is a choice of included proteins, or optional ones like filet Mignon.
I should have suspected something when I saw square plates. This is the keynote marker of SMALL PORTIONS.
The food was good, but quantity was about half the size of the local Chinese restaurant ones, but at the same price.
1757 E Main St, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
West East Bistro
758 S. Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801