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Zen Chinese Food in Juneau, Alaska

I felt so bad, I felt like I was betraying my heritage, but after nearly two weeks of eating salmon and halibut and crab and shrimp and scallops . . . we were ready for a change. AdventureMan spotted Zen, a restaurant in the Goldbelt Hotel, and it looked interesting. When we went inside, there were a lot of people there already, but many of them were busy accessing the internet, waiting for friends, arranging upcoming parties, etc. We were ready to EAT.

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It gets worse – they have a really good menu. There are halibut dishes, shrimp dishes – I could have stayed true to the traditional and had ginger halibut, or something, but no, when I backslid, I backslid all the way.

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We looked around, everyone was ordering the lunch specials. There are so many to choose from!

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AdventureMan settled on the Hot and Sour Soup and the Cashew Chicken. When it arrived, he was impressed. Not only was there an abundance of cashews, they were also deliciously roasted:

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I had the Miso soup and Vegetables with Garlic – perfect!

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Might as well go all the way, once you backslide. You can always pick yourself up and behave tomorrow! 😉

The food came quickly and was beautifully prepared. We were surprised at how much care had been taken on dishes that were part of the daily specials. Service was prompt without being intrusive, and friendly. We were glad we ate there. We lament the lack of really good Chinese food in Pensacola; sadly, Zen had the edge over the best that Pensacola offers.

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September 13, 2013 - Posted by | Adventure, Alaska, Customer Service, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Living Conditions, Pensacola, Restaurant, Travel

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