Review: Apsara Palace

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 17, 2010

Under "Chef's Specialties," the next time I need to try Peiking-style duck ($14.99), since it's not offered everywhere without ordering in advance. We did have chicken green land (also offered with beef or pork). With what was listed as milky baby bok choy, it was $12.99, though we could have had Chinese broccoli or peapod leaves instead. The green land component is apparently a thin and delicately flavorful ginger and garlic sauce. Those peppery little bok choy halves were wonderful, by the way.

I've got to have a noodle dish on such occasions, so stir-fried udon ($5.95-$6.25) it was. Staring down at the fat and succulent Japanese noodles, I felt like a robin in worm heaven. They were prepared Singapore rather than Shanghai style, which is to say spicy hot. Lots of veggies and tofu, as requested, and much enjoyed.

Apsara Palace is not to be confused with the earlier Apsara across town, and it is a cousin of the relatively new Gourmet House on the same block. Finding parking can be a chore, but if you have trouble you'll be all the more appreciative of your eventual meal.

Bill Rodriguez can be reached

Apsara Palace| 401.831.4722 | 783B Hope St, Providence | Daily 10 am-10 pm | Major Credit Cards | BYOB | Sidewalk-Level Accessible

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