by Susan Ellis
Last week, Pam and I checked out East Tapas and Drinks, the stylish new offshoot of Wang's Mandarin House that serves small plate dishes and cocktails.
For drinks, I got the Sake Blossom ($9), which is sake with St.-Germain, a liqueur made with elderflower. Pam's drink was a gin and tonic with St.-Germain ($9).
I've never really been able to appreciate flower-enhanced food and drink, but this was good and not a bit perfume-y.
The sesame noodles ($5) were a favorite at the table. This a nice hot-weather dish and the sriracha gives it a surprisingly spicy kick.
Pam is a sucker for anything ceviche, so she got the ceviche shrimp ($7, pictured above at right). She like the dish a lot, but she gave the most praise to the thai-lime chicken wings ($6).
We also tried the three cheese mac n cheese ($5). Also good and amped up with sour cream.
And the tempura vegetables ($5), which is served with a creamy, gingery sauce.
Pam and I both ended up with to-go boxes. For two drinks and five dishes, it came to $50 before tip, which is more than reasonable.
We'll be back.