For those seeking something different in terms of Chinese cuisine, Portland satisfies with a number of options. Such gourmet establishments as Maple Leaves Garden Restaurant in Wells, Chia Sen in Scarborough and Imperial China Chinese Restaurant (http://www.10best.com/destinations/maine/portland/all/restaurants/imperial-china-chinese-restaurant/) in Portland feature comfortable seating, subdued lighting and a casual but comfortable atmosphere. In many ways, these and other establishments have quickly adapted to the sophisticated tastes of today's fans of Chinese cuisine. Meanwhile, Jan Mee Restaurant, Wok Inn and Panda Garden Restaurant, all in Portland, feature top notch quality preparation of always beloved Chinese home cooking. Other local favorties such as Lang's Express and Oriental Table have set new standards for fast take-out withou sacrificing tastiness and appeal. All of these eateries have gone far beyond your oh so typical Cantonese cuisine. Each now does an admirable job of offering up Chinese regional cooking such as Szechuan, Hunan and Kung Pao dishes. Many of these restaurants are also more than happy to customize dishes – think "spiciness" tolerance – to meet diner's preferences. Most if not all of these restaurants feature luncheon specials that happily combine generous portions with affordable pricing. Be sure to check the websites or call ahead at these restaurants for frequently daily specials (both lunch and dinner) that offer great deals on dining.
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