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Charles Plaza - a review - medium


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Charles Plaza - a review - medium

JugglerDave | Sep 25, 2003 08:40 AM

We had another wonderful dinner at Charles Plaza last night with hard-to-please parents and grandparents. We hadn't been there since New Years (see post via link below) and we're kicking ourselves for not going for such a long time!

Once again, the food is Chinese, and most dishes are recognizable (e.g. chicken with snow peas), but the cooking and freshness of the ingredients are a few notches above most other restaurants.

The place prides itself on healthy cooking. Few dishes are fried. No red meat is served; chicken and seafood only. Fully 1/2 the menu is vegetarian.

The winning dish of the night was tilapia filet sauteed in olive oil with black bean & garlic sauce surrounded by snow peas and cauliflower.

The owner and host, Charles Chen, is a pleasure and was extremely accomodating to variations of menu items and even semi-invented combinations (e.g. "I'd like chicken with snow peas, but with string beans, and garlic, and made spicy").

Prices are reasonable; most entrees are $8-13.

BYOB. We decided on a Belgian Chimay, and Stoudt's Abbey Double (both in the 26-oz bottles).

234 N. 10th street (btw Race and Vine)



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