Feb. 29 2012 12:00 AM

Eastern tastes


ANQI SUSHI EXPRESS — This tiny shop on Allegan Street has brought downtown diners what they’ve been craving: sushi. beef don, Udon soup and all sorts of sushi. 111 E Allegan St., Lansing. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. (517) 485-9688. www.anqisushi.com. OM, $.

APPLE JADE — Traditional Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine served in the Frandor Shopping Center. Featuring beef, chicken, pork, seafood and vegetarian entrées, as well as daily lunch specials. 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Every day. (517) 332-1111. TO, RES, $$. 

CHEN’S RESTAURANT — This northside stalwart serves standard Chinese fare in a uniquely shaped domed building. 600 E. Thomas St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday; Noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 372-7292. TO, D, OM, $. 

CHINA EXPRESS — A small restaurant that offers a wide selection of lunch and dinner specials, such as the Hawaii Five-O (lobster, shrimp, scallop, crabmeat and chicken) and honey chicken. 1630 Haslett Road, Suite 2, Haslett. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday–Saturday; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday. (517) 339-8318. TO, $. 

EMOS — This deli offers Korean cuisine, including spicy chicken bulgogi made with thinly sliced chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, then sautéed with onion and peppers. $5 lunch specials on Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. 901 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 803-4921. D, TO, RES, OM, $$ 

FINE CHINA RESTAURANT — Twenty-three chef´s specialties highlight an extensive menu that focuses on seafood and poultry. Plenty of lunch special combination plates and a kids’ menu are also available.  1701 S. Waverly Road, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. (517) 321-1879. www.finechinarestaurant.net. TO, D, RES, OM, WIFI, $-$$.

FORTUNE HOUSE — This Thai and Chinese restaurant across from the Lansing Mall serves a wide variety of Asian specialties. 5407 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday- Sunday. (517) 321-8808. TO, $

GOLDEN WOK — Dim sum, spicy Szechuan fish soup, sesame balls and salt and pepper squid are among the exotic items on the menu at this East Lansing eatery. 2755 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. daily. (517) 333-8322. TO, D, SS.

HONG KONG — Authentic Szechuan cuisine, typically served hot and spicy, dominates the menu, which features everything from lo and chow mein to beef with tripe and pork blood. 315 S. Homer St., Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m-10 p.m Friday; Noon-10 p.m. Saturday; Noon-8:30 p.m. Sunday.  (517) 332-5333. TO, D, RES, OM, $-$$.  

HOUSE OF ING — A mixture of traditional Chinese fare and American choices, with many seafood, beef, chicken and pork entrées to choose from. Friday and Saturday night specials include prime rib and crab legs. 4113 S. Cedar St., Lansing.  11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. –11 p.m. Friday; Noon-11 p.m. Saturday; Noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 393-4848. www.houseofing.com. FB, WB, TO, RES, OM, $-$$.

KAMP BO — Carry-out Chinese food served fast: Mandarin and Szechuan dishes, house specialties and two dozen combination platters. 2220 N. Larch St., Lansing. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 482-3880. TO only, $.

KOREA HOUSE — Look beyond the slightly shopworn interior: This East Lansing eatery offers such treats as tang-su yuk (sweet and sour pork served with vegetables, raisins and pineapple), bibimbap (crispy mixed rice) and a soup of seafood, tofu and vegetables, served bubbling hot. Full review online at tinyurl.com/korea120208. 978 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing.  11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 12:15-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 332-0608. TO, OM, $$$

THE KUNG FU SZECHUAN CUISINE — The Szechuan menu ranges from egg rolls and fried rice to stir-fried kidney and deep-fried pork intestine — something for everyone. Weekday lunch buffet and bubble tea available, too.  730 N. Clippert St., Lansing.  11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday.  (517) 333-9993.  TO, D, WiFi, $$

LAMAI’S THAI KITCHEN — Famous for its rotating, daily buffet, Lamai’s is a Thai restaurant with a cult following. 2033 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-8 p.m. (517) 267-3888. TO, RES, $$ 

MARU SUSHI & GRILL — In addition to its many signature sushi rolls, this elegant, intimate restaurant also serves hot dishes, like Japanese style beef tenderloin and teriyaki chicken, as well as vegetarian options. 5100 Marsh Road, Okemos. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-7500. www.marurestaurant.com. FB, WB, TO, RES, OM, P, WIFI, $$.  

MUMBAI — Chef Paddy Rawal brings the spice and flavor of India to mid-Michigan with a gourmet menu filled with authentic cuisine from the subcontinent. Elements of Indo-Chinese fusion are also featured, as well as a daily lunch buffet. 340 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m.Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30–10:30 p.m. Friday; noon-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-9:30 p.m. Sunday; (517) 336-4150. www.mumbaicuisine.com TO, D, FB, $$$.  

NO THAI! — If you have never experienced Thai before, this East Lansing restaurant might be a spot to check out first. Sauces are homemade from family recipes and almost everything is prepared fresh on-site. Five levels of spice — which include “weak sauce” and “yoga flame” — allow for customizable heat. 403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday, (517) 336-5555. TO, OM, $

OMI SUSHI — This sushi bar has a wide variety of sushi rolls, including tempura, spicy or vegetarian. Also features appetizers such as lightly salted edamame or miso soup. 210 MAC Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 9 p.m. (517) 337-2222. WB,TO, SF $$

PANDA HOUSE — An enormous menu and lots of lunch specials, from chop suey and sweet and sour dishes to chow mai fun and seafood. 3499 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; (517) 333-1818. SF, TO, D $-$$.

RICE KITCHEN — Whether you’ve got a craving for late-night munchies or are just in the mood for some fast Chinese food, Rice Kitchen should be a number on your speed dial. 551 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday & Tuesday; 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-12:30 a.m. Sunday. (517) 336-5810. D, TO, RES, OM at www.campusfood.com, WiFi, $

SANSU — Located in East Lansing’s Hannah Plaza, this Japanese restaurant offers a wide selection of sushi dishes, from five different kinds of California rolls to sashimi for more adventurous eaters. 4750 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 333-1933, www.sansu-sushi.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, $$

SINDHU INDIAN CUISINE — The buffet and a la carte menu offer classic Indian dishes like tandoori chicken and a variety of vegetarian meals. 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. for dinner daily. (517) 351-3080. sindhurestaurant.com, FB, RES, TO, $$-$$$

SUSHI MOTO — Serving sushi and teriyaki dishes on Lansing’s west side. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Order an “omakase,” which translates to, “I leave it up to you,” and let the chef impress you with whatever seasonal ingredients are available. 436 Elmwood Road, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 580-4321. www.sushimoto.us. TO, RES, OM, WiFi. $$-$$$.

TASTE OF THAI — This East Lansing eatery serves authentic Thai soups; meat, seafood and plenty of vegetarian entrées; and a wide selection of noodles and fried rice. Appetizers include keow krob (deep-fried ground pork wontons) and tom yum soup (spicy lemon grass with chicken, shrimp or tofu). Weekday lunch specials are available. 1105 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 324-0225. www.tasteofthaimsu.com TO, RES, SF, WiFi $-$$