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Red Moon’s Kids Menu

September 8th, 2013

Red Moon's Children's Menu

Red Moon Chinese Cafe is proud to announce the return of a children’s menu.  Kid-friendly options include all-time favorites as well as healthy meals priced affordably at $5.95.  Our new menu for kids also includes a crossword puzzle and some cool coloring options.  Hope to see you with your kids soon!

 

 

Minneapolis+St. Paul Magazine featured Red Moon in its October, 2011 issue, declaring us a “Cantonese gem.”

Minneapolis+St. Paul Magazine featured Red Moon in its October, 2011 issue and had some really nice things to say.

Preeminent Twin Cities food writer Peter Lilienthal managed to make our family’s heart melt when he wrote, “chef-owner Tin Tat Kwan has been preparing Chinese food for some 40 years; how he’s managed to remain off the radar is a puzzler.”

Well, we know dad hasn’t been off your radars all these years.  We only have you to thank for this amazing coverage — something we’ve never really experienced despite knowing how great our food is.  Since we didn’t endeavor to do much self-promotion, I guess we can thank you, our loyal customers, for getting the word out.  After all these years, the Lilienthals of the world are taking note.  Thanks for spreading the word.

Check out the MSP Mag article — and be on the lookout for some more great press coming soon to another Twin Cities magazine.  Yeah, no kidding.  People are truly taking note.

 

Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day anytime between NOW and February 19.

We are offering a bountiful tasting menu including: Appetizer, Surf, Turf, Long-Life Noodles PLUS A Bottle of Wine!

(must be 21-years+ to purchase and consume the wine.)

It’s enough food for 2-4 people, and makes perfect leftovers.  Here are the fixed-menu choices:

The Year of the Rabbit Begins February 3, 2011

We’re very excited about our brand new dine-in and takeout menus, which feature more than a dozen new menu items.  We’ve been working on some of the recipes for months and are very excited to share them with you.

Red Moon's New Takeout Menu

Click the image above for a link to a PDF copy of our takeout menu.

After one weekend on tables, popular hits among diners include our new Mock Duck’s Nest, Coconut Curry Vegetables and our Coconut Shrimp appetizer.

Also coming soon are SUNDAY HOURS!  And a BEER AND WINE MENU!  Stay tuned!

It’s one of the top-read stories this week on the New York Times website, a “Well” blog entry touting the health benefits of eating brown rice.  There’s further evidence now that eating brown rice can cut one’s risk of developing diabetes.

As a result of this health information and our own personal commitment to the health of ourselves (see below) and our customers, Red Moon is now offering brown rice as a substitution for white rice.

Brown Rice grains

Brown rice is just like white rice, but with its healthy, outer parts still intact. Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-qld/ and used under a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

Brown rice is basically the same white rice you may be used to eating — only it still has its “healthy parts” intact.  The brown rice is white rice’s unrefined cousin.  It has its fibrous shell intact — helping with digestion and slowing the rise in glucose associated with white rice.

The fresh evidence comes by way of a new Harvard research study.  The findings support the hypothesis that eating more whole grains helps stave off health threats like diabetes.  In fact, among study participants, those who ate 5+ servings of white rice weekly are 20 percent more likely to develop diabetes.  But those who ate 2+ servings of brown rice a week are 10 percent less likely to develop diabetes.

Now whether this is a correlation or causation is still up for debate.  But the evidence suggests that eating more brown rice might be beneficial — especially if you eat a lot of white rice right now.

The timing on this study is really quite impeccable.  A member of our family has just been told to cut back on white rice consumption — as he is a pre-diabetic.  We’ll be eating more brown rice to see if that, along with some more exercise, helps lower the numbers associated with diabetes.

While we’re at it — feel free to give brown rice a try for yourself!

Tat, Alex and Justin Kwan atop the Great Wall of China at Mu Tian Yu.

Tat, Alex and Justin Kwan atop the Great Wall of China at Mu Tian Yu.

Hey everyone — just wanted to let you know that my dad says hello from China… and Happy Chinese New Year!

Tat Kwan was able to sneak away from Red Moon in February to experience Chinese New Year in China for the first time since he left his home country in 1972.  It’s been a great experience so far.  During his first trip to Beijing, dad was able to see the Great Wall and other sights like the Forbidden City.

Interestingly, he did some of his own cooking in China.   While staying at Justin Kwan’s apartment in Beijing, Tat cooked some of his famous Shrimp in Lobster Sauce — as Justin had been missing his dad’s cooking a lot during his years living in China.

So local Red Moon fans… consider yourselves lucky.  You get to eat the stuff whenever you want!

Eden Prairie Chamber Ambassadors came to Red Moon in January to welcome us to the chamber.  Photo Credit: Laura Muenchow, EP Chamber

Eden Prairie Chamber Ambassadors came to Red Moon in January to welcome us to the chamber. Photo Credit: Laura Muenchow, EP Chamber

Just wanted to share this picture and give our thanks to the Eden Prairie Chamber Ambassadors who came to welcome us to the chamber last month.  It was so nice meeting you all and getting such a warm welcome to the community of local entrepreneurs and business people.

Hopefully we’ll see many more chamber members as we become more involved in the programs and events in the months to come.

Thanks again!

Ben and Tat Kwan's "Panko and Coconut-Crusted Sole atop Coconut Curried Veggies"

Ben and Tat Kwan's "Panko and Coconut-Crusted Sole atop Coconut Curried Veggies"

We’ve been having a lot of fun back in our kitchen developing a few new dishes.  We aren’t exactly sure when they will hit the menu, but we’d be more than happy to share them with you if you ask about them.  Consider them “top secret” items that only you know about.  Ask your server to ask Ben or Tat Kwan if this Panko and Coconut Crusted Sole atop Coconut-Curried Vegetables can be prepared for you.

We shared this dish with a good friend and longtime customer last Saturday.  She had nothing but great things to say about the dish.  So go ahead… if it looks good to you, ask if you can try it!

We’re also working on some chicken lettuce wraps, a Chinese chopped chicken salad and some other things as well.

NOTE: Red Moon will be open regular hours on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  We will feature our dinner buffet on New Year’s Day.

What a year…strike that… what a decade it has been!  As we read some of the decade-in-review pieces being published right now, we can’t help but wonder how we made it through.  But we’re not that naive.  We made it through because of our huge base of incredibly loyal customers.  We know who you are.  And we appreciate your business.  So here’s to you!  And here’s to the next decade!

Make sure you take advantage of our online coupons.  Click on the “coupons” link above.

We’re noticing something rather interesting lately.  Perhaps it’s just a coincidence — but we don’t think so.

Many more new customers seem to be coming to us lately (loving the food, of course) and telling us, “so and so sent me.”  It’s clear to us that word-of-mouth marketing is quite possibly our best tool for drumming up new business.

Which got us thinking — how could we reward our loyal, frequent customers who are sending their friends, family and colleagues our way?

Click the image to download our latest coupons, including one you can use to refer a friend and earn a $5 gift certificate for doing so.  Your friend gets a free appetizer!

Click the image to download our latest coupons, including one you can use to refer a friend and earn a $5 gift certificate for doing so. Your friend gets a free appetizer!

Well, we think we’ve got a small way we can say thank you — if you check out the latest deals posted on our coupons page, there’s one you can use to refer a friend.

Here’s how it works:

1) You write your email address (and name, I suppose) on the coupon.

2) Give a Red Moon newbie the coupon — he or she can use it for a free order of egg rolls, cream cheese wontons or potstickers — with no purchase necessary, even!

3)  Your friend redeems the coupon with your email address — which we use to contact you — telling you that we have a FREE $5 Gift Certificate waiting for you at the front counter.   You can come use it whenever you’d like!

It’s pretty easy — someone new discovers amazing Chinese.  And you get a thank you from us for making that happen.

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