Once an Asian buffet, Cheng’s Asian Bistro has turned back into an Asian restaurant serving up a mix comprised mostly of Chinese cuisine and Japanese sushi with a little bit of Thai offerings added. I was recently invited by my friend and co-worker to try out this restaurant out in West Orange county in the city of Ocoee.
The decor is nice here, a touch above other stereotypical Chinese places with granite table tops and deep red painted walls. A sushi bar set beneath a green roof is positioned in the back wall.
The interior of Cheng’s Asian Bistro
Traditionally a Thai dish, this Tom Yum soup with shrimp was fresh and hearty, very similar to what you may expect to find at a Thai home.
Cheng’s Asian Bistro serves up some rather tasty renditions of rather typical Chinese fare. Start off with some crispy beef, a Szechuan based dish made with thinly sliced beef that’s fried to a crisp. It’s fun to eat though it can be a bit dry. The flavor of the sauce is slightly tangy, spicy, and sweet, but not overpowering.
One of my favorite Chinese dishes, the “White Snow Prawn”, or more commonly known as creamy walnut shrimp, is made to perfection here. Jumbo plump, fresh shrimp lightly battered in a creamy mayonnaise sauce and topped with walnuts, truly a delight.
Chicken three ways: lemon chicken (fried), General Tso’s chicken, and Chicken with vegetables
Sushi is a big hit here as there is an all you can eat $19.95 sushi menu
Giant Dragon Roll with fresh tuna and Unforgettable Sunshine roll with eel
Overall, Cheng’s Asian Bistro was a welcome change with food that is fresh and tasty and not too heavy.I would definitely try it again when I am in the mood for some traditional dishes done well.