Wow! February was a bit of a sad month for the blog, eh? OK, let’s make March rock. I just came back from dinner with my colleague and friend J. She found a review of Tang Asian Fusion online and thought we should check it out. It’s in Copiague, about 20 minutes away from me (in normal traffic). It’s in a small strip mall (we’ve got tons of those here on Long Island) and very easy to get to.
The menu was a mix of Japanese (sushi and sashimi), Chinese (sesame chicken and egg foo young) and Thai (pad thai and tom yum gong). We started with the spicy crunchy tuna roll (it was OK) and chicken lettuce wrap. I loved the wrap, with its sauteed chicken, cashew nuts, scallion and garlic. The crispy iceberg lettuce provided a nice balance. It also helped cool down the food as it was served piping hot.
For the main course, I went with pad thai. I’ve been searching for a really good one since my favorite restaurant in Hoboken closed. Tang’s version was good — sweet with a hint of tart. But it still seemed to be missing something that I can’t quite place my finger on.
J went with the roast pork and shrimp dumplings noodle soup. She really liked the soup but found the egg noodles bland.
There weren’t a lot of people when we were there, around 5-ish. But the restaurant’s take-out and delivery business seemed pretty busy. The service was pretty quick and the servers were solicitous. Will I ever go back? Maybe. The only thing I’m really disappointed with — no dessert. It would have completed the nice meal.