Thursday, September 15, 2011

Our Groupon Coupon at Jujube

Jujube restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC.
 Dan and I had a Groupon coupon for Jujube's in Chapel Hill, and we invited Laura and Anthony to join us for dinner there on Sunday night.  It was our first visit to this restaurant and we found a gem!  Jujube describes itself as being Asian fusion or "a modern restaurant rooted in the flavors of China and Vietnam, distilled and whimsically refined with western sensibilities."  We discovered a menu that did meld various Asian cuisines, and there were so many promising choices that we had difficulty deciding what to order.
Jujube is located in the Glen Lenox shopping center.

We each chose different starters so that we each could sample a variety of dishes.   Our choices included shiitake, carrot and soy dumplings, spring rolls, and tempura fried prawns and okra with heirloom tomato conserve.  For our entrees Dan and Laura each chose the Vietnamese coffee-encrusted pork tenderloin w/ potato, spinach, & plum caramel, Anthony chose the stir-fried rice noodles w/ NC shrimp, oyster mushrooms, and I had the lemongrass grilled hanger steak with cucumber salad and spicy peanut sauce.
Anthony's stir-fried noodles with shrimp.

My hanger steak with cucumber salad and spicy peanut sauce.

We were so full we really didn't need dessert, but we chose two to share.  The dessert special  a sort of ice cream sandwich with their homemade coconut ice cream between two crunchy cookies was especially good.

I was so impressed with this restaurant that when I was in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, I stopped in for lunch there. 
Hibiscus iced tea for lunch.
Roasted banana ice cream with chocolate sauce and candied walnuts, my dessert at lunch.

Two of the fine wait staff, Catherine and Eric.

Eric featured in one of their ads.
 Eating at the Jujube in Chapel Hill could definitely become a habit!

1 comment:

  1. That ice cream looks delicious. Roasted banana?