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Open since 1991, Hunan Manor has upheld a tradition for more than 20 years of dishing up authentic, tasteful Chinese cuisine with exceptional service in a modern, clean atmosphere.

In 2007, the restaurant moved from U.S. 71 Business to a new, modern-designed building on Wedington Drive.

Specializing in dishes of the Hunan and Szechuan styles, the Fayetteville eatery has an extensive menu, along with lunch and dinner buffets and a drive-thru window.

Meals are prepared to order and are served quickly. Special requests, including steam cooking, light sauce or no MSG, are graciously accommodated.

Owner Helen Chou says the stability and dedication of her long-term staff is a significant factor in the success of the restaurant.

"We are lucky to have them," she said. "They are really good people and are friendly and professional."

The lunch buffet is offered 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily for $8.72. The dinner buffet is available 4-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for $9.71.

The buffet line offers 16 of the most popular dishes, including House Special Chicken, lemon chicken, General Tso's Chicken, beef and broccoli, and Mongolian pork. Side items include bacon-fried rice, stir-fried green beans, lo mein, egg rolls, fried wontons and soup.

The drive-thru lunch menu is limited to a dozen selections to make fast, fresh preparation. All lunch specials, served with an egg roll and fried rice, are $7.12 or less. Choices include sweet and sour chicken, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Kung Pao chicken, beef with broccoli, pepper steak or shrimp with lobster sauce.

The full menu is available for dine-in or carry-out from open to close, except during 3-4 p.m. when the kitchen is closed. The restaurant is also closed on Tuesdays.

Familiar Chinese dishes are abundant on the menu. Hunan Manor also offers many house specialties.

Cleopatra Chicken is white meat chicken fried until golden and tossed in a spicy ginger-based, sweet-and-sour sauce. The Quadruple Fragrance Combination is chicken, shrimp, beef, scallops and Chinese vegetables. The Chef's Delight is sea scallops and jumbo shrimp sauteed in a light sauce with broccoli, snow peas and mushrooms.

Other Chef's Specialties include Hot Crispy Beef, Ginger Onion Shrimp, Yu-Ling Duck and Peking Duck.

Seafood offerings include jumbo shrimp or sea scallops that are sauteed, stir-fried or deep-fried. Small portions cost $8.95 and large portions are $9.95. Shrimp dishes are served with fried or steamed rice, and scallop entrees can include a choice of rice for $1 extra.

Selections include shrimp or scallops with green peppers and onions in a spicy black bean sauce; Shrimp Szechuan with chopped onion and a hot chili-tomato sauce; sweet and sour shrimp; or scallops with water chestnuts, celery and Chinese lichen in a spicy garlic sauce.

Small or large portions are offered for the pork, chicken, beef or vegetable dishes as well.

Offerings include double-cooked pork served with cabbage, green pepper, onion and black mushrooms in a spicy sauce; Moo Shu Chicken served with tortillas and shredded chicken sauteed with cabbage, carrots, bamboo shoots and egg; and sliced beef stir-fried with cashew nuts in a Hoisin (plum) sauce.

Tofu entrees are prepared with a brown sauce, spicy Szechuan sauce, black bean sauce or ginger-onion sauce.

There is also the Chinese-style omelet egg foo young; barbecue ribs; fried rice; chow mein (fried noodles); lo mein (soft noodles); and crab rangoon (fried wontons stuffed with crab meat and cream cheese).

Soups offered are wonton; hot and sour; egg drop; seafood; or bean curd and vegetable.

In addition to the cost-saving option of the buffet, a Family Dinner Specials menu provides options from $11.95-$13.95 per person. The menu includes a choice of soup and appetizer, as well as a choice of entree per person. Fried or steamed rice and a non-alcoholic drink are included in the price.

Hunan Manor also offers catering. More information is available by contacting Helen Chou at (479) 521-3883.

NAN Dining Guide Spotlight on 01/13/2017

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