7091 Deepage Drive in Columbia. Hours: Lunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays; dinner served 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Phone: 381-1137, 381-1134. Fax: 381-1138 Hunan Manor is a classy place to eat, with soft pink decor as well as soft lighting. The restaurant draws praises from the most critical Asian eaters and boasts a large following from Americans as well. If you're on the go and don't have time for a sit-down meal, the restaurant offers an attractive menu for carryout.
The restaurant offers all the traditional fare, such as sweet and sour pork and pepper steak, as well as moo goo gai pan. But there's also more eclectic fare, such as the spicy Sha Cha chicken ($6.95), sliced chicken sauteed with broccoli, pepper and bamboo shoots sauteed in hot Malaysian barbecue sauce.
The carryout menu includes a host of offerings under the poultry, seafood, pork, lamb and vegetarian headings as well as 18 chef's suggestions. There's the Cleopatra chicken ($8.95), golden-fried chicken breast showered with spicy ginger sweet and sour sauce. The fisherman's catch in a bird's nest ($9.95) consists of crab meat, shrimp and scallops in a nest of fried shredded potato. The honey sesame chicken ($8.95) is a restaurant specialty.
For those who prefer hot and spicy to sweet, try the Singapore-style rice noodles ($7.95) made from shredded barbecue pork and shrimp sauteed in ruby pepper, green pepper, mushrooms, onions and bean sprouts.