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Triangle Chinese Restaurants on Thanksgiving Day

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Just did a quick phone survey on most of the authentic Chinese restaurants in the triangle area. I'm going to list the restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day by town:

Raleigh
Wang's Kitchen off Atlantic and Millbrook
Captain J's on Capital Blvd

Cary
Banana Leaf on Ryan Rd
Taipei 101 on E. Chatham St
35 on Kildaire
Super Wok on SE Maynard

Morrisville
Dimsum House on Jerusalem Dr off Airport Blvd
C&T Wok on Morrisville Square Way (LUNCH ONLY)
Taipei Cafe on Chapel Hill Rd

Durham
Hong Kong on Guess Rd

Chapel Hill/Carrboro
Gourmet Kingdom (LUNCH ONLY)

Both Dimsum House and Hong Kong will have push cart dimsum service for lunch.

Here are the restaurants that serve Peking duck (reservation required)
1. Banana Leaf (2 ways, $29.99)
2. Captain J's (3 ways, $39.99)
3. Hong Kong (sliced duck and skin, $28.95)
4. Super Wok (1/2 duck, $14.95)
5. Taipei 101 (1/2 duck, $13.95)
6. Taipei Cafe (2 ways, $29.99)

Happy ChanuThanksgiving!

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  1. Thanks for the legwork! I haven't had a 3 way before-- certainly not involving a duck!

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    1. re: bbqme

      That's so fowl!

      :-D

    2. Thanks for the work. By any chance, do you know if any of them are going to be open on X-mas? Best day for a meet-up, at least for some of us.

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      1. re: rockycat

        rockycat; ah Chinese food on Christmas I feel so nostalgic for my childhood! Works for me.

        Thanks sierra, I'm having stuffing on my challah. rc are you going to make sweet potato latkes?

        1. re: Rory

          No, but we just finished putting 100 samosa latkes in the freezer. I'm not into the "Thanksgivukkah" thing at all.

          But I can suggest a sweet potato latke recipe if you're looking for one.

          1. re: rockycat

            ha I had a recipe to share too (not making it either, sticking to Indian pudding) But samosa latkes sound uber interesting, do tell.

            1. re: Rory

              I just sent you the recipe on the e-mail that you have listed under your profile. Enjoy!

              1. re: rockycat

                got it! thank you so much!
                chag chanukah sameach
                (gosh I hope my Hebrew is correct, learning)

                1. re: Rory

                  I think I'd feel cheated out of a holiday. Anyone feeling that way?

                  This is an awesome list. Hope Sierrarot makes one for Christmas. Wonder if I could convince the other parts of my family to have Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

                  1. re: LulusMom

                    That's easy. Just have them all be Jewish.

                    1. re: rockycat

                      But I'm such a good goy...

                      1. re: rockycat

                        I wish! My ex and I always used to do Chinese food for Christmas - and a movie. We were the only non-Jews in the restaurant, and we loved the whole tradition. When I suggested this last year my current husband said we should have a Chinese Christmas - I make Chinese food and invite all my Jewish friends over. Thinks he's funny ...

                      2. re: LulusMom

                        I wouldn't want to miss a traditional Thanksgiving meal - that is probably my favorite.

                        Growing up my family always went out for Chinese for Christmas or Christmas Eve. Since we aren't Christian there wasn't much else to do and the Christmas specials on TV were of little interest to us. So Chinese became our tradition!

                        1. re: meatn3

                          Yeah, I would think missing out on the Thanksgiving meal would be a bit of a drag if it's your favorite. We normally go out of the country for T-giving so don't often eat it (Lulu asked me last night "do I even like turkey?"). But if I'm in the US you bet I want the whole experience.

          2. Thank you so much!