Beyond the Wok is a new Chinese restaurant located at 339 S. College St. Hardly three weeks old, the restaurant is looking to integrate into the Auburn community.
The restaurant’s dishes revolve around chicken, pork, beef, lamb and duck. Meats can be accompanied by a choice of starch: rice or lo mein. For those looking to avoid meats, Beyond the Wok offers tofu and fish entrees.
The dishes take inspiration from Sichuan, the south-central Chinese province, where both the restaurant’s manager Joe Wang and its owner are from. Wang says that Auburn was the perfect community to start his restaurant in because of the built-in appreciation for Chinese culture.
“We think it’s a really good business location, and we have some great ideas about authentic Asian food,” Wang said. “The students and professors know better about our culture and our type of food.”
The local desire for authentic cuisine and the desire to fill this niche is what brought Beyond the Wok to Auburn, Wang says.
“We’re very excited to serve the Auburn community, and we’re trying to do our best with good service and authentic food.”
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