My in-laws were in town and wanted "good Chinese". As they are from NYC, they know for good Asian food. I had suggested Thai but that's not "real Asian", according to my mom-in-law. As i'd wanted to try Banana Leaf for five years but had never gotten around to it, this seemed the perfect opportunity.
Everyone was happy with what they orderred. From the crab rangoon (a bit heavy on the cream cheese to my taste but perfect judged by my more self-indulgent mom-in-law) to the soup and fried rice (again, in-laws)-- fried but lightly so. The vegetarian option (steamed veggies with a side of brown sauce) was very well presented and evenly cooked. The only down mark was that the server said that the restaurant was "out of brown rice". Darn. The steamed jasmine rice presented instead was light and fluffy, not gummy at all, which was quite nice.
Mom-in-law's Orange Chicken was abundant and well-sauced. The server was gracious in refilling drinks and bringing requested additional sauces (hot spicy mustard and extra soy sauce). All was presented hot and fresh....no premade/reheated entrees here.
Everyone was too full for desserts but there were quite a few options.
I don't know why i waited five years to try this restaurant but it won't be five years until we go back!
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