Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Restaurant Review: A Taste of Asia II (Chatham, NJ)

Paper Shrimp at A Taste of Asia II
in Chatham, NJ
I recently met a friend of mine for dinner at A Taste of Asia II (245 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928). I had walked past them a couple of years ago and noted the sign in the window advertising a gluten free menu but never found it online. (As a matter of fact the site doesn’t even acknowledge the menu exists!) But, it does indeed and it provides quite a number of choices.

The first half of the menu contains about a dozen soups, salads and actual appetizers. The other half is 15 different gluten free entrees. Before ordering, I asked our waiter about dairy free and like almost all other Asian cuisine, nothing on the dinner menu had dairy.  I also asked where the fried items were fried. He let us know that they have two fryers, one is dedicated gluten free!

With that we ordered the Paper Shrimp appetizer (pictured at right). Most of the entrees can be made spicy on a five point scale, but the one I ended up deciding on was a minimum of 3 – which was actually perfect for me and mostly mild with a slight kick. I had the Chili Chicken and my friend had the Borneo Orange Chicken. To avoid cooking a couple of nights, before we left I ordered the Curry Chicken Malaysian Style and the Ayam Basil to go (I had only eaten half my dinner and each take out portion served me twice). All four dishes were quite good but the Chili Chicken was by far my favorite.
Chili Chicken at A Taste of Asia II in Chatham, NJ

There weren’t any desserts on the gluten free menu but after perusing their standard dessert menu, I think next time I need to inquire what if anything can be done gf/df. It certainly appears that quite a few desserts are naturally gluten free and probably dairy free as well.

This is definitely somewhere I would go back, especially given all of the options.
Taste of Asia II on Urbanspoon

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Gluten Free at Pandan Room

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1 comment:

  1. This place is right up the street from me and I have been scared to try their GF menu. Now I will definitely go. Thanks!!!


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