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For Lunch You Have Your Choice Of Chicken With Noodles


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For Lunch You Have Your Choice Of Chicken With Noodles

Chandavkl | Aug 19, 2009 03:08 PM

Though they've been open for several weeks, I seemed to end up going by Asoca Fusion House in Monterey Park only when they were closed. Based on their logo, a ubiquitous cartoonish lobster, plus the "seafood fusion" sign I expected perhaps a variation of Boiling Crab with some kind of twist. Driving by today I noticed they were open and jumped out even though I already had my usual wonderful order of Guilin rice noodle soup from Eight Cafe. Walking into Asoca I was handed a lunch menu that took me aback. The only choices that can be ordered between 7am and 4pm from what I thought to be a seafood fusion restaurant were five types of chicken with noodles (e.g., with/without soup, with/without ginseng), plus a couple of a la carte chicken topping choices. I ordered the chicken noodle soup to go, but still puzzled I asked if there was a separate dinner menu. Well, they do have a complete dinner menu, but it still was a little confusing. The front page was exclusively grilled skewer items--chicken, vegetables, squid, etc., costing from a couple of dollars to several dollars per item. The middle two pages contained assorted noodle, meat and vegetable items you'd find at any Chinese restaurant. Only in a small section of the back page was there any seafood fusion--cajun style crab, clams, and one other seafood variety I don't recall. It all seemed rather random to me, but if any subsequent visitor can explain the concept to me, I would appreciate it.

Asoca Fusion House is at 743 E. Garvey. The chicken noodle soup was very good--the broth being tasty and natural. And I couldn't find any lobster on the menu.

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