For Asian anything, particularly authentic Vietnamese cuisine, ground zero in Orlando is the Mills 50/Colonialtown area, but it's rife with Chinese options, as well. Locals love unpretentious favorites like Ming's Bistro for dim sum under the watchful eyes of the hanging roasted ducks (most agree this adds to the eatery's street cred) or the tasty fare of Tasty Wok or the carbohydrate-laden delicacies of Noodles & Rice Cafe. Indeed this is a neighborhood where favorites from throughout Asia are well slung, much to the delight of "No Reservations" fans with fewer frequent flyer miles than Anthony Bourdain – but you'll find them elsewhere, as well. While travelers can debate the authenticity of Americanized fare that comes in the form of General Tso's chicken, they'll find some interesting choices in the realm of self-serve innovation in Hotto Potto's DIY hot pot bistro, bold and flavorful cultural integration such as China Hut's authentic "chifa," a Chinese-Peruvian hybrid where lovers of fusion can have their ceviche alongside their sweet and sour pork, and even all-vegetarian offerings – whether infused with faux meats or loaded down with vegetable after crispy vegetable – at Colonial Drive's Garden Cafe. Looking for authentic regional fare with flair? Consider the sizzling Szechuan menu at Chuan Lu Yuan or the delicacies of Teriyaki House, a very Taiwanese eatery with a very Japanese name.
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