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Red Lantern which serves home-style Southeast Asian cuisine, includes menu items from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and other countries in the region. The chef used to work at Betelnut in San Francisco. This restaurant is located near the new Century theater.
Decor, Vibe – The decoration and music help set the tone for a meal of Asian cuisine. Separate bar area and mezzanine. Families, couples, young people in their 20’s and 30’s were dining.
Balinese Scallops ($11) Seared Day Boat Scallops Served Over Crispy Coconut Rice and Dressed with a Caramelized Shallot Reduction
Roti Prata ($5) was great and pretty cheap.
Penang Sate ($8) Chicken Skewers with Pickled Cabbage and Malaysian Peanut Sauce
Rangoon Clay Pot ($25) Fillet of Chilean Sea Bass, Oven Roasted in a Clay Pot with Wild Mushrooms, Leeks and Fermented Black Bean Relish was excellent
Mojito ($9) was potently strong. So was Singapore sling. ($10)
Nonya Bakmi ($10) Singaporean Wok-Tossed Egg Noodles with Curried Chicken, Bean Sprouts and Fresh Herbs
Tapioca with Coconut sorbet ($8) was delicious and looked great.
Putri nanas ($8) had some great warm pineapple upside down cake and equally good vanilla ice cream on top.
Adobong Pinoy ($11) Kurobuta Pork Short Ribs Glazed with Adobo Sauce and Stone-Cracked Black Peppercorns did not have the most tender meat. Sauce was too heavy.
Oseng Oseng Buncis ($11) Javanese Wok-Tossed Green Beans with Kaffir Lime and Palm Sugar Soy were an average dish. Vegetables are vegetables.
Service at Red Lantern was above average, our water was never low. Waiter was friendly. This is a good place to go before a movie.
The bill adds up quickly with all the small plates. We easily hit $40 a person. We would put this in the same category as Betelnut and Straits restaurant. Quality is tick below Straits restaurant.