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Asia City is still a work in progress. Steve Xiao, the manager, says they'll be adding tanks of live fish, so customers' seafood might literally be swimming when they walk in. They've already hired the chefs for a sushi bar, and once they reclaim Chinese Buffet 2's liquor license from escrow they'll open a Western-style liquor bar, too. (Xiao says he's working with the state closely on that--they already have wedding parties on the books.) And the big-screen TVs in the dining rooms--currently tuned to CNN--will eventually be used for karaoke. "That's a favorite entertainment in China," Xiao says. "People like to play rock star and sing along."

Xiao says they want a clientele that's "half Asian, half American," and you can hear that mix in the dining rooms. It's a long way from the old-fashioned Chinese-American dinners my Jewish family often ordered on Christmas, but my friend loves it. Even I can appreciate what Asia City means to her and enjoy parts of its culinary crazy quilt.

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