The restaurant is modern and tastefully decorated. Seating is mostly comprised of small tables for two or four but they can accommodate larger parties in their semi private area or by the back wall.
The Asian Bistro offers a wide variety of options from Traditional Chinese menu offerings found in Chinatown, "American" Chinese food (You know, like pork fried rice and chicken fingers), as well as Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese staples. Although I've tried almost everything on the menu, it never dawned on me to take photographs for my blog. This post will feature mostly the "Chinese-American" dishes and I will update in the future. (I Promise!)
Their traditional Chinese dishes menu (only available in the Burlington location) features House Special Bird's Nest, Hainenese Chicken, Seafood in X.O. sauce, and other dishes like seafood adn tofu casserole. My facorite is the fried salt and pepper soft shell crab for $ 18.95. When I am feeling broke, I opt for the calamari.
Their fried salt and pepper calamari is just like the one served in Chinatown.
|Salt and Pepper Calamari (Appetizer size) $ 9.50|
|Pan fried Shumai $ 5.75|
|Egg Foo Young Lunch Combo with Hot and Sour soup $ 8.95|
My tall friend usually sticks with Hot and Sour Soup, Spicy Szechuan Spicy Chicken a beef or chicken terriyaki.
|Hot and Sour Soup and Hot Chili Oil|
|Szechuan Chicken Lunch Combo - No rice and extra vegetables with hot and sour soup and app $ 9.75|
|szechuan chicken lunch combo with hot and sour soup and app $ 9.75|
Chicken was the popular vote today. Other orders included chicken and broccoli and chicken and vegetables. Both opted for crab rangoon appetizers.
|Chicken and vegetables lunch combo sans rice with crab rangoon and hot and sour soup $ 9.75|
|Chicken and Broccoli with white rice lunch combo with crab rangoon and hot and sour soup $ 9.75|
|Dragon and Phoenix $ 14.95|
Update* * My friend and I went for lunch today and ordered the chicken pan fried noodles. They were also able to accommodate my special request to do a fried calamari rice plate.
I wanted to try something different so I went with the Marco Polo noodle dish. The menu described it as "Beef, shrimp, peas and carrots in a lobster sauce smothered over a bed of crispy noodles." My dish was the last to arrive and they forgot the vegetables. The noodles were not crispy, it was just steamed lo mein. The dish was definitely different and tasty but on the heavy side.
|Marco Polo $ 13.95|
In the past., I've also got a few other noodle dishes. Their beef and vegetable chow foon in gravy sauce is really good.
|Beef and Vegetable Chow Fun $ 8.75|
I tried their minced beef and cilantro soup. It was very tasty.
Also, their Vietnamese beef pho is very satisfying on a cold day. They serve it with the traditional Thai basil, lime and beansprouts in addition to the sriracha and hoison sauce.
|Pho Beef $ 8.50|