Happy Hour Made Healthy has taken a temporary hiatus, but now IT’S BACK! To start it back up we have Wang’s North Park, serving contemporary Chinese and Asian-fusion fare.
When we entered Wang’s, we stepped into a vast (but not empty) restaurant with high ceilings and swanky décor, all grounded with earthy elements. It seemed like the perfect place to host a large party, served up family-style.
As every happy hour should, we started ours off with some drinks:
The Skinny Ginger – Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, fresh ginger and lime juice. This cocktail was a clean and non-sugary take on a traditional margarita. The flavor was smooth yet distinct, and the ginger added a little spice while warming our tongues.
Long Duck Dong – SKYY Infusions Ginger Vodka, lemongrass, cucumber, lemon juice, simple syrup and a splash of soda. While the description had us hooked, we were immediately intrigued by the name of this drink! 😉 The cocktail itself had a distinct and refreshing flavor, like an elevated take on spa-water (‘cause, come on, vodka).
Now onto the Apps & Zerts (Parks and Recreation reference)…
Curried Cashew Cups – Wok’d by fire cashews, kefir lime pickled green papaya slaw, Vietnamese herb orgy. These curried cashew cups might have been our favorite! They were well seasoned with a nice crunchy texture and fresh taste.
Scallop special – With this dish, London let out an audible “oh my god,” because these scallops were melt-in-your-mouth GOOD. A tad bit sweet, with the tartness from the lemon cutting through. The lightly battered and wok-fried shell made them comforting and warm, yet bright with citrus flavors.
Ahi/Avo Poke – Fallbrook forked avocado, ahi tartare, cilantro, Key Lime crème fraiche served with crispy wonton chips. This dish had a unique flavor and we liked how it utilized local avocados from Fallbrook. The ahi and avocado were blended really well, so it was creamy, versus having chunks of avocado interspersed.
Saigon Spring Rolls – Fresh mint, basil, rice noodle, and lemongrass poached shrimp with Tahini Szechuan pepper dipping sauce. These rolls were bulging with plump shrimp. They cleansed the palate, just what we needed before we indulging in another drink…
Wang’s North Park
3029 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Daily until 7!
Don’t miss the: Curried cashew cups!
Take-away tip: Offering lighter cocktails with fun names and an assortment of fresh veggie dishes and protein options meant to be shared, Wang’s is a fun spot to grab a healthier happy hour!
Thank you to Wang’s North Park for hosting this week’s Happy Hour Made Healthy!