Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wok Star Asian Cuisine...Changes Are Coming!

It was lunch time and we had a hankering for Asian Cuisine, so, once again we chose to pay a visit to Wok Star… We were happy to see that there were several patrons in the restaurant despite the fact it was past the prime lunch hour.

After we ordered our lunch, Jose Garcia, the owner/chef came over to our table to ask about the spice/heat level for one of our dishes.  During our conversation, he reminded us that he’d been a chef at P.F. Chang’s in Knoxville for a number of years before opening Wok Star.  Business is good!  He told us that ‘The Brown Cup’, a coffee & pastry shop in the next grouping of stores next to his, was closing.  He’d purchased the concept and equipment from The Brown Cup and his new and updated concept was under construction in the space right next door to Wok Star.  He plans to leverage off both businesses to build his customer base and sales volume…
Back to what’s really important…the food!  Laurie ordered the “Peppered Wok Star Beef”.   This is simply stir-fried beef tossed with vegetables in a tangy sauce.   The chef/owner recommended that Laurie try the fried rice as an accompaniment instead of the usual brown or white rice.  It was a great suggestion!  We both loved the fried rice…

For my lunch, I decided to have one of my tried and true favorites…Cherie’s Spicy Chicken.  The chicken is stir-fried in General Tso’s special sauce with sugar snap peas and broccoli and carrots.  I had the brown rice as my accompaniment.  Very nice as usual!  We both ordered extra spicy and we weren’t disappointed! 

As usual, all of the food was fresh and tasty and the price is right!   
No decision has been made whether or not the adjacent coffee shop will continue in the tradition of The Brown Cup with live entertainment on the weekends.  We’ll try out this new venue at our earliest opportunity.
We continue to support and recommend Wok Star to friends, neighbors and travelers.  The restaurant is located on US 321 about a half-mile from I-75 and the US-321 exit.  Wok Star is at 149 Kelsey Lane, Suite 108 in Lenoir City Tennessee.  Phone: 865-986-0996.  Website: www.wokstarasiancuisine.com/.  Wok Star can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wokstar-Asian-Cuisine/127961197239901?v=info#!/pages/Wokstar-Asian-Cuisine/127961197239901?sk=wall.  

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, this looks like a great place and the food is beautiful. Thanks for the recommend. Maybe one day.