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Memphis is on TV again. This time on the Cooking Channel.
Ali Khan, host of the show “Cheap Eats” and author of the blog "Bang for Your Burger Buck," has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner in each town he visits.
The "Rockin' Deals in Memphis" episode will premiere on Cooking Channel at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
In the episode, Khan visits four Memphis restaurants while tracking down the best deals in Memphis.
For dinner, his stop is Mosa Asian Bistro where he enjoyed chef and owner Eddie Pao’s Rainbow Panang Curry.
“My father may be known as the godfather of Chinese food,” said Michelle Pao Levine, Pao's daughter and partner. “But at age 60 when we were starting Mosa, he went to his friend’s Thai restaurant in Atlanta to learn Thai cuisine as well.”
Mosa Asian Bistro serves what it calls “Pan Asian Dining.” In addition to Pao’s native Chinese cuisine, it also features Thai and Japanese dishes.
Named “rainbow” for the multitude of colored vegetables in the dish, Pao Levine explained it’s one of the most complex sauces on the menu.
“With lime leaves, sweet chile, fresh lime juice, coconut milk, panang paste along with the curry, there is a lot going on in this dish," she said.
At just $13 when served with chicken or tofu, it’s a bargain for the amount of work that goes into the dish.
Cooking Channel wouldn’t share the names of the other three restaurants, but it did give some hints.
“He powers up for the day with a protein waffle loaded with house-smoked pork, sausage and caramelized onions," a press release states. "Then he heads over to a gourmet cafeteria for a turkey, chicken and duck sandwich and snacks on the trifecta of ooey-gooey butter cookies. Finally, Ali wraps up his food tour with a steal of a deal: a spicy and sweet coconut Panang curry that packs a powerful punch.”
Memphis' best dining deals featured on Cooking Channel's 'Cheap Eats' with host Ali Khan
Read here: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/dining/2018/10/02/memphis-restaurants-cooking-channel-cheap-eats-ali-khan/1497308002/
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