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Dinner at Tian Fu May 14, 2017

Posted by Kenny Norman in north.
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Bridget, Ebony, Lauren, and I had dinner at Tian Fu at 86th & Michigan Road on Indianapolis’ northwest side. I had seen the place several times, but I’d never been. We checked it out and thought the food was pretty good. The wait staff seemed to have limited English, but they knew to clear plates, take orders, and get drinks. Everything was done correctly, and the manager even got personally involved on several occasions, not because we complained, but because he actually cared enough to make our experience there enjoyable. I got chicken egg rolls and wonton soup as appetizers. The chicken egg rolls really didn’t taste like chicken and weren’t that special. They didn’t taste bad, per se, but I probably won’t order them again. The wonton soup was MUCH better, and it came in quite the large bowl! I’ve had better wonton soups, but I WOULD order that again. For my entree, I got chicken & shrimp with broccoli. Oddly, it was the same price as chicken & broccoli. Anyway, it tasted wonderful, and it was covered in a sauce that was sweet, but not TOO sweet. It provided a nice accent to the taste, and it went well on my sticky rice too. Finally, when Ebony couldn’t eat her honey banana dessert, I finished it off. They had different criticisms about it; I thought it was just right. It had a crunchy thin layer outside with a gooey thick layer inside. It was mostly banana, but I could taste some honey. All in all, while Tian Fu wasn’t the best Chinese food I’d ever had, I enjoyed my meal there, and I give it a solid B. Also, their menu is quite extensive, so I have plenty of alternative entree options for my next few visits.

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Formosa Seafood Buffet overview February 24, 2012

Posted by Kenny Norman in north.
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I went with my dad sometime in the middle of January to a new restaurant in Castleton that just opened December 5: Formosa seafood buffet. We walked in and it looked REALLY fancy. Everything was polished and decorated and clean. There were about 5 tables of main course food and 2 of desserts. My dad got about 4 plates of seafood. I had my usual stuff I get at a Chinese buffet. The rice, chicken, and broccoli were pretty good, though it was nothing super special. What WAS super special, however, was the fruit and dessert tables! The fruit was fresh and juicy, and the desserts were sweet, moist, and smooth…delicious stuff! They had all kinds of desserts, though I really liked the iced pound cake. We wondered: if a restaurant looks that fancy and is that good, how much is our bill? It cost about $5 more than other places of its kind, such as Ocean at 86th & Michigan, but it was worth it!