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Posted: June 20, 2014 at 6 a.m.

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Mandarin Bistro

mandarin-bistro.com

708 S. Thompson St., Springdale

(479) 756-8369

11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mon-Thur, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sun. $5.99 Lunch specials 11 a.m.-3 p.m., includes fried rice, spring roll and cheese star. Chinese and Thai cuisine, prepared with fresh ingredients and authentic, traditional recipes. Friendly, attentive staff. Cozy atmosphere. Dine-in, carry-out, drive-thru and delivery.

Mandarin Bistro is focused on in-house preparation, using fresh produce and serving quality meat. The chicken served is white meat only, the beef and pork are lean cuts, and the shrimp is jumbo size from the Gulf of Mexico.

The soups, sauces and appetizers are made from scratch. Items such as the spring rolls are rolled by hand. The cheese stars, which are Mandarin Bistro's version of crab rangoons sans crab, are individually formed wontons pillowed with cream cheese and fried crispy.

The Thai portion of the menu includes Thai Salad, rice and noodle dishes, curry plates and special entrees. A variety of Thai soups are prepared to order with the customer's choice of meat, tofu or seafood and served in a large bowl.

The Chinese portion of the menu features Dynamite Chicken, peanut butter chicken, pepper steak and the Triple Delight Combination. There is also fried rice, lo-mein, Singapore Street noodles and Hong Kong Chow-Fan noodles.

NAN Dining Guide Spotlight on 06/20/2014

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