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Ethnic Restaurants

Ethnic Restaurants feature the foods of different nationalities or cuisines. Like Chinese, Italian, Korean, Mexican, Thai, etc.

CHINESE CUisine

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In most dishes in Chinese cuisine, food is prepared in bite-sized pieces, ready for direct picking up and eating. Traditionally, Chinese culture considered using knives and forks at the table barbaric due to fact that these implements are regarded as weapons. It was also considered ungracious to have guests work at cutting their own food. Fish are usually cooked and served whole (or chunked), with diners directly pulling pieces from the fish with chopsticks to eat, unlike in some other cuisines where they are first filleted. This is because it is desired for fish to be served as fresh as possible, and more importantly, whole fish culturally signifies wholeness of things as it has a proper beginning (head) with an end (tail). It is common in many restaurant settings for the server to use a pair of spoons to divide the fish into servings at the table. Chicken is another meat popular in Chinese meals. While the chicken is cut into pieces, and similar to serving fish every single piece of the chicken is served including gizzards and head in order to signify completeness.

In a Chinese meal, each individual diner is given his or her own bowl of rice while the accompanying dishes are served in communal plates (or bowls) that are shared by everyone sitting at the table. In the Chinese meal, each diner picks food out of the communal plates on a bite-by-bite basis with their chopsticks. This is in contrast to western meals where it is customary to dole out individual servings of the dishes at the beginning of the meal. Many non-Chinese are uncomfortable with allowing a person's individual utensils (which might have traces of saliva) to touch the communal plates; for this hygienic reason, additional serving spoons or chopsticks, common/public/shared chopsticks) may be made available. In areas with increased Western influence, such as Hong Kong, diners are provided individually with a heavy metal spoon for this purpose. The food selected is often eaten together with some rice either in one bite or in alternation.

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Chang Cuisine [Chinese Cuisine], 930 South State Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, Phone: (231) 526-7107

Chee-Peng Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 1411 Bridge Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720, Phone: (231) 547-6060

Chee Peng Chinese Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 1129 North US-31, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 347-2542

China Buffet [Chinese Cuisine], 1340 North US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 439-5988

China Buffet King [Chinese Restaurant], 3451 West Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629, Phone: (989) 366-1888

China Gardens [Chinese Restaurant], 607 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI 49801, Phone: (906) 774-2462

China West of Grayling [Chinese Restaurant], 301 South James Street, Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 348-4348

Chinese & Thai Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 416 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-4723

Golden Heart Chinese-Thai Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 200 East Superior Street, Munising, MI 49862, Phone: (906) 387-5445

Great Hunan Chinese Restaurant [Chinese Restaurant], 2680 US Highway 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 226-8649

Hunan Restaurant [Chinese Cuisine], 629 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 348-1848

Indo China Garden [Chinese Cuisine], 103 South Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-4099

Indo China Gardens Restaurant [Chinese Cuisine], 725 East State Street, Cheboygan, MI 49721, Phone: (231) 597-1028

No 1 [Chinese Cuisine], 125 M 66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720, Phone: (231) 237-0888

ITALIAN CUISINE

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Italian cuisine as a national cuisine known today has evolved through centuries of social and political change. Its roots can be traced back to the 4th century BC. The cuisine changed significantly with discovery of the New World which helped shape much of what is known as Italian cuisine today with introduction of items such as potatoes, tomatoes, bell pepper and maize, which are all central parts of the cuisine but were not introduced in scale until the 18th century. Ingredients and dishes vary by region. There are many significant regional dishes that have become both national and regional. Many dishes that were once regional, however, have proliferated in different variations across the country in the present day.

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Admiral's Table Restaurant [Italian Restaurant], 502 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Phone: (231) 436-5948

Ang Gio's Italian Restaurant, 3350 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-3046

Armando's Italian American Restaurant [Italian Restaurant], 517 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-2003

The Blind Duck [American, Italian & Mexican Restaurant], Cowboy Lake-across from airport, Kingsford, MI 49802, Phone: (906) 774-0037

Damian's Pasta Works [Italian Restaurant], 909 South Stephenson Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, Phone: (906) 774-3058

Fazoli's [Italian Restaurant], 605 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829, Phone: (906) 786-8100

Fazoli's [Italian Restaurant], 2323 US Highway 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-2767

Gemingnani's Italian Restaurant [Italian Restaurant], 512 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI 49930, Phone: (906) 482-2920

Giovanni's [Italian Restaurant], 9205 South US-31, Grawn, MI 49637, Phone: (231) 276-6244

Giuseppe's Italian Grill [Italian Restaurant], 757 Petoskey Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720, Phone: (231) 547-2550

La Vigna Italian Bistro [Italian Restaurant], One Shanty Creek Rd., Shanty Creek, Bellaire, MI 49615, Phone: (231) 533-8621

Lena's Wine Cellar [Italian Restaurant], 118 Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-9543

Larozina's [Italian Restaurant], 609 Vulcan Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, Phone: (906) 779-2181

Lorenzo's [Italian Restaurant], 7075 South Lakeshore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, Phone: (231) 526-100

Mama Mia's Italian Restaurant [Italian Restaurant], 207 East Pearl Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849, Phone: (906) 485-5813

Mancino's of Mackinaw City [Italian Restaurant], 717 South Nicolet Street, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Phone: (231) 436-7474

Monte Bianco [Italian Restaurant], 02911 Boyne City Rd, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-3341

Nonna Lisa's Italian Ristorante - Mackinaw City [Italian Restaurant], 312 South Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Phone: (231) 436-7901

Pasta Shop [Italian Restaurant], 824 North 3rd Street, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-6620

Puff's Pub [Italian & Pizzeria Restaurant], 9284 Us Highway 2, Naubinway, MI 49762

Romagnoli's [Italian Restaurant], 1630 N. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI 49801, Phone: (906) 774-7300

Rosa’s Lookout Inn [Italian Restaurant], 6808 US-23 South, Spruce, MI 48762, Phone: (989) 471-2118

Villa Ristorante Italiano [Italian Restaurant] 887 Spring St., Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 347-1440

 

 

 

 

KOREAN CUISINE

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Korean cuisine is largely based on rice, noodles, tofu, vegetables, and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the number of side dishes (banchan) that accompany the ubiquitous steam-cooked short-grain rice and soup. Every meal is accompanied by numerous banchan. Kimchi is a fermented, spicy vegetable dish usually made of baechu, radish, or cucumber. At least one type of kimchi is served as banchan at virtually every meal, year-round. It is also a common ingredient in other Korean recipes. Korean food is usually seasoned with sesame oil, doenjang (fermented soybean paste), soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger and gochujang (red chili paste). Korea is the largest consumer of garlic, ahead of the rest of Asia (particularly China and Thailand, excluding Japan) and the Northern Mediterranean (mainly Spain, Italy, and Greece).

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Sung Yong Kitchen (Korean Cuisine), 6507 Iosco St., South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 257-7878

 

 

 

MEXICAN CUSINE

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Amasa Hotel [Mexican Cuisine], 205 West Pine Street, Amasa, MI 49903, Phone: (906) 822-7730

The Blind Duck [American, Italian & Mexican Restaurant], Cowboy Lake-across from airport, Kingsford, MI 49802, Phone: (906) 774-0037

Ferdinand's Mexican Restaurant [Mexican Restaurant], 1318 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829, Phone: (906) 786-8484

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant [Mexican Cuisine], 12. S. State St., Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-4345

The Red Mesa Grill [Mexican Cuisine], 117 Water Street, Boyne City, MI 49712, Phone: (231) 582-0049

Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, 1058 Michigan Avenue - US 31, Benzonia, MI 49616, Phone: (231) 882-9631

 

 

 

 

THAI CUISINE

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Thai cuisine refers to typical foods, beverages, and cooking styles common to the country of Thailand. Thai Cuisine is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty and bitter (optional). Although popularly considered as a single cuisine, Thai food would be more accurately described as four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central and Southern. Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice. Thai cuisine has been greatly influenced by the cuisine of its neighboring and nearby countries, especially India, China, Malaysia, and Laos. Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh (rather than dried) herbs and spices as well as fish sauce.

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Chinese & Thai Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 416 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-4723

Golden Heart Chinese-Thai Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 200 East Superior Street, Munising, MI 49862, Phone: (906) 387-5445

Chee Peng Chinese & Thai [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 119 N 3rd St., Rogers City, MI 49779, Phone: (989) 734-2775

Chinese & Thai Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 416 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-4723

Golden Heart Chinese-Thai Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine], 200 East Superior Street, Munising, MI 49862, Phone: (906) 387-5445

 

 


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