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Nov 19, 2007 05:40 AM

Taste of Asia in Coon Rapids, MN

Those of us who live in Anoka County have not had much to choose from for decent Asian food in the past, since we mostly have the dreaded "Asian buffet restaurants". My wife and I have mostly had to go on a road trip to Mpls, or St. Paul to satisfy any cravings we've had which doesn't always fit into our schedule. We have used several of the suggestions made on this board for which we give a big "Thank you!" to all of you because we have found some great places, but it isn't the easiest for us to get "down to duh cities". A few months ago a new restaurant opened up called Taste of Asia at 3055 Coon Rapids Blvd. and we have been there several times. They do Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese and they do it quite well. Not the same as the "gourmet Asian" that you usually find on this board but good, solid food. Great eggrolls and spring rolls, as well as a great veggie fried rice and several good dishes for each ethnicity. They do have a lunch buffet where instead of going up to a steam table they bring out the dishes as they make them and serve them to you at your table. Different way of doing it, but it is becoming popular with students from Anoka-Ramsey CC. Probably not worth a long drive but if you are in Anoka County they are worth checking out.

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