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Celebrate Woktober at Ling & Louie’s!

You already know that Ling & Louie’s is not for boring people. And when it comes to celebrating Octoberfest — or as we like to call it, Woktober — there’s no exception!

We’re not going to bore you with all of the traditional foods you’ve come to expect. Instead, we want you to celebrate with us the wonderful world of wok cooking with us! Enjoy dishes from all around the wok with our special limited time menu.

For starters, we have Ahi Lettuce Wraps! Why settle for plain old chicken lettuce wraps when you can enjoy fresh ahi wok’d with onions, water chestnuts, cilantro and Thai basil in a light soy and topped with pineapple salsa. Or what about the Kung POW! Calamari? Crispy calamari is wok’d and is served with snap peas, red bell peppers, Thai basil and roasted peanuts in a spicy red chili-soy.

For entrees, it’s curry all the way!  Our Sizzling Red Curry Pork features a spicy sauce for the marinated pork tenderloin. With our Thai Massaman Curry dish, you can choose from several meats. We promise this dish will tantalize your taste buds! We’re also featuring Evil Jungle Prince and Evil Jungle Princess dishes. Our Prince entree features green curry-coconut sauce and Ling’s Evil Jungle Princess dish is wok’d with our signature peanut-red curry sauce.

To top it all off, try our Bacon-Bourbon Cookie Sandwich that comes with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies topped with wok-caramelized bananas, Bourbon glaze, and vanilla bean ice cream with crumbled bacon on top. Yum!

It’s a menu where Modern Asian meets American Comfort. You just simply can’t go wrong!

Also, from 10/18/2017 – 10/22/2017, we’re offering a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees for our Social Media followers and #NotBoringNation members! Follow the links below to join the #NotBoring Nation and receive this special offer! 

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Why Whiskey is Not For Boring People

As we gear up to celebrate National Whiskey Month in September, we’d like to share a few reasons on why you should join us for our Japanese Whiskey Pairing Dinner on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6:30 pm.

Did you know whiskey is healthy? It actually means “water of life”, is low in carbs and is fat-free. One shot has only .04 carbs. So, go ahead and put on your skinny jeans and join us for a Hibiki ‘Japanese Harmony’!

Whiskey also has health benefits. Research shows single-malt whiskeys have more ellagic acid than red wine. Ellagic acid is an antioxidant found in most fruits that might absorb rogue cancer cells. More research still needs to be done but it certainly couldn’t hurt to try.

Another health benefit of whiskey is it might reduce your chance of having a stroke as long as you limit yourself to one drink a day. It can also help protect you from heart disease.

Whisky is anything but boring with over 5,000 varieties of single-malt Whisky.

A couple of other interesting facts about whiskey is that it can’t be frozen and an unopened bottle will last 100 years! A half-full bottle will stay good for five years.

So, now that we have you convinced that whiskey is good for you, check out the menu for our Japanese Whiskey Pairing Dinner.

WELCOME COCKTAIL
Nikka Sour
Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey, Giffard Orgeat, fresh citrus, egg white

FIRST COURSE
Jalapeno-Yellowtail Roll
Fresh yellowtail rolled with jalapeño and cucumber, topped with avocado and spicy whiskey-garlic sauce

Mars Shinsu ‘Iwai’ Whiskey – Highball
Inspired by American Bourbons, this corn-based whiskey is sweet with flavors of pear, quince and vanilla 

SECOND COURSE
Almond-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Wok-charred Brussel sprouts, whiskey-plum sauce

High Line Harmony
An elegant Manhattan, featuring Hibiki ‘Japanese Harmony’ Whiskey, Carpano Antica Formula, Angostura bitters and plum bitters

THIRD COURSE
Seared Beef Tenderloin
Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables

The Yamazaki 12yr Single Malt – Neat
Aged in American, Spanish and Japanese oaks, with delicate flavors of dried fruits and oak with a long complex finish

HAPPY ENDING
Bourbon-Maple Crème Brulee
Topped with Bourbon-poached apples

White Oak ‘Akashi’ – Tornado
Smoked apples, cinnamon and star anise

Space for this special event is limited. Please call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!

$65/person++

Quench Your Thirst with us During National Whiskey Month

Historically, we’ve celebrated National Bourbon Month in September. This year, we’re expanding to all types of Whiskey!

We’re not just talking drinks, either. We have an amazing limited time only menu where we’re adding a dose of Whiskey to Ling’s Modern Asian cuisine. There’s no way you can be bored with our chefs regularly creating new and exciting dishes for you to enjoy!

Did you know that Whiskey is our country’s most popular spirit? At Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, we want you to taste Whiskey in a whole new way with our “Asian Fusion” inspired dishes. 

Our whiskey-infused appetizers are a great introduction to this featured menu. Our Jalapeño Yellowtail Roll will be a sushi experience unlike any other you’ve had. This delicious roll is topped with spicy whiskey-garlic sauce. The Whiskey BBQ Flatbread appetizer features whiskey-hoisin BBQ sauce, candied bacon and blackened chicken. Either dish is a fantastic way to start your meal!

For the main course, why not try our delicious Bourbon-Glazed Pork Sliders or our Wokin’ Whiskey Stir-Fry that features vegetables in a spicy whiskey-garlic sauce. You have an option of adding crispy chicken, shrimp or scallops. We’re also serving Sizzling Whiskey Scallops & Steak in a whiskey-infused soy sauce.

Of course, you know that Ling & Louie’s also has an unbelievable cocktail selection that we’re always reinventing. We have a great variety of classic cocktails combined with our new, unique ones.

This year, we’re featuring highly acclaimed whiskeys from as far East as Japan to as far West as Kentucky! We have crafted amazing cocktails to meet all tastes. Our Whiskey Month cocktail menu features lighter cocktails like the Nikka Sour and Bee’s Sting, both made with Japanese whiskeys and featuring lighter citrus notes for someone looking for a refreshing cocktail. For the serious whiskey drinkers, we have our High Line Harmony, an elegant version of a Manhattan, featuring Hibiki ‘Japanese Harmony’ Whisky, or Louie’s Old Fashioned, with Louie’s very own recipe!

No dinner would be complete without dessert. You must try our Bourbon-Maple Creme Brulee that’s topped with Bourbon-poached apples.

Join Us For a Not So Boring Business Lunch!

Do you have the summer doldrums? Do you need a pick-me-up from the long day at the office? Whether it’s a business meeting or just an excuse to get out-of-the-office, Ling & Louie’s can spruce up your day with an amazing lunch that’ll be sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Our menu has so many healthy and light choices for the hot summer months, you won’t feel wasted heading back to work. For example, on the appetizer menu, our Black Orchid Ahi melts in your mouth. It’s served blackened over Asian slaw and a spicy soy mustard. Our Lettuce Wraps are also a light option. They come with marinated chicken wok’d with water chestnuts, onion and Thai basil.

We also have some new Sumo Rolls you might want to check out. Think of it as a cross between a sushi roll and burrito. Our Kickin’ Kai-bi Sumo Roll comes with wok’d shrimp, pineapple salsa, spinach and a sweet Korean glaze, wrapped with seasoned rice and soy paper. You can never accuse us of being boring!

We have a great variety of soups and salads, too, including the Long Life Chicken & Rice Soup along with the Chopstick Chicken Salad. On our sizzling platters, we feature Shanghai Shrimp and Scallops and Surf & Turf, both served with delicious vegetables. Of course, we feature many options from the wok, as well.

Don’t wait any longer. Take a break from work, schedule that business meeting or just come in yourself and let us spice up your day!

Get a Taste of Us During the Stronghold Wine Dinner

Enjoying a glass of wine during the hot summer months is always a great way to cool off! Even better is pairing wine with dinner. You definitely won’t be bored on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. That’s when Ling & Louie’s Scottsdale and Arizona Stronghold Wines host another tantalizing wine pairing dinner.

For only $55/person, you’ll be treated to a four-course meal plus dessert!

The first course we pair Kai-bi Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, made with water chestnuts, onions, and pineapple salsa, with Arizona Stronghold ‘Tazi’ White Blend.

Now that your taste buds are tingling, you won’t want to wait until the second course that features a Seared Duck Salad complete with mixed greens, candied walnuts, and balsamic-red wine vinaigrette paired with Arizona Stronghold ‘Dayden’ Pink. 

No, that’s not all. Get ready for the third course that consists of Seared Pork Tenderloin served with fried rice and red wine mushroom gravy. The perfect accompaniment is Arizona Stronghold ‘Magnus’ Red Blend.

You gotta save room for the fourth course that’s sure to make your eyes light up. Pepper-Seared Beef garnished with asparagus spears, wasabi mashed potatoes and Arizona Stronghold ‘Nachise’ Red Blend.

The Happy Ending course, as we like to call it, delivers a Layered Chocolate Cake with Berry Compote along with Arizona Stronghold ‘Dala’ Cabernet Sauvignon.

Due to the popularity of the event, seats fill up fast so it’s recommended you make reservations, 480-767-5464.

Monsoon Chicken

Nothing boring about this chicken dish. While there are dull and dreary days during the monsoon, this recipe is a sure-fire way to liven up your lunch or dinner. It’s also a light dish that’s perfect for the scorching temperatures outside. What’s even better is you don’t have to heat up your oven. Everything in this recipe is made in a sauce pot and pan.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 2 Tbsp. – Canola oil
  • 6 oz. chicken breast – cut into 1” slices
  • 6 each 31/40 shrimp – butterflied
  • Red bell peppers – chopped into 1” cubes
  • Pineapple – diced into 1” cubes
  • Broccoli – cut into “bite-sized” pieces

 

  • Panang Curry Sauce Ingredients
  • 8 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • ½ oz. wt. red curry paste
  • 1 oz. lemongrass – minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Sambal chili paste

White rice

  • ½ cup white rice
  • ½ cup water

HOW IT HAPPENS:

Panang Curry Sauce

  • Sauté the garlic, ginger and red curry paste for 20 seconds in a sauce pot.
  • Add the coconut milk to the sauce pot and reduce the heat to a medium high.
  • Add the lemongrass to the sauce pot and reduce the heat to a low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Reserve the sauce warm.

Monsoon Chicken

  • In a sauté pan, add oil.
  • Add the sliced chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes or until chicken has started to brown.
  • Add the shrimp to the mix and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • When the chicken and shrimp have cooked, add the red bell peppers, pineapple and broccoli.
  • Sauté all ingredients for 20-30 seconds and then add the Panang Sauce.
  • Bring to a simmer, shut off heat.
  • Place cooked rice onto a plate and pour cooked chicken & shrimp dish over top of the rice.

Enjoy!

Be Hot This Summer!

Surviving the hot summer temperatures is not for boring people! At Ling & Louie’s, why not cool down and join us for our Sizzlin’ Summer Nights! spectacular, Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Thursday, August 31, 2017?

Make a splash with your friends and family and enjoy $5 off any Sizzling Platter with the purchase of another entrée of equal or greater value!

Choose from Sizzlin’ Platters such as Surf & Turf, Blackened Chicken and Pork, Korean Salmon, and Shanghai Shrimp and Scallops. Try it Louie’s way with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes. You will be hot after trying these!

While you’re at it, pair off your sizzlin’ entrée with one of our fine wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Silent ‘The Straits,’ from New Zealand or Prosecco DOC Brut, Mionetto ‘Avantgarde,’ from Treviso, Italy.

You also won’t be bored with one of our signature cocktails. Cool off with a Frozen Thai Mai or Ling’s Ginger-Lime Margarita!

We also have a great selection of Beer and Whisky along with non-alcoholic drinks such as Fresh Limeade and Strawberry Limeade.

Come and sizzle with Ling & Louie’s this summer! 

Be Hot This Summer!

Surviving the hot summer temperatures is not for boring people! At Ling & Louie’s, why not cool down and join us for our Sizzlin’ Summer Spectacular, Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Thursday, August 31, 2017?

Make a splash with your friends and family and enjoy $5 off any Sizzling Platter with the purchase of another entrée of equal or greater value!

Choose from Sizzlin’ Platters such as Surf & Turf, Blackened Chicken & Pork, Korean Salmon, and Shanghai Shrimp & Scallops. Try it Louie’s way with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and your tastebuds will be dancing!

While you’re at it, pair off your sizzlin’ entrée with one of our fine wines such as Sileni ‘The Straits’ Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Elouan Pinot Noir from Oregon!

If a cool drink is more your style, try one of our signature cocktails, such as the Frozen Thai Mai. This cocktail is made with an exotic blend of Cruzan Mango and Pineapple Rums, light rum and tropical juices served with a swirl of Cruzan Black Strap Rum. Or maybe a margarita is more your style – enter the Ginger Lime Margarita made with Espolon Resposado Tequila, Patron Citronge, and house-made ginger lime syrup, of course with an Asian twist.

We also have a great selection of beer and whisky, including hard to find bottles of Japanese Whisky!

Come and sizzle with Ling & Louie’s this summer!

 

 

 

We Promise Not to Be Boring on Father’s Day!

We all know Dad has enough ties and socks to last him for-ev-er. That’s why this Father’s Day you should consider doing something that’s not boring. Treat him to a #NotBoringNation Gift Card! Trust us, he’ll appreciate a gift of food.

As a thank you to you, we’re offering bonus certificates when you purchase Gift Cards. You’ll receive a $10 Bonus Certificate when you buy $50 in Gift Cards and $25 when you purchase $100! This special gift card celebration runs through 6/18/17.

While you’re at it, why not invite your Dad or that special someone who may be “like a Dad” to Ling & Louie’s for a “tropical getaway?” We’ll be serving up a special Father’s Day Luau that runs from Thursday, 6/15/17 – Sunday, 6/18/17, featuring Hawaiian-inspired cuisine such as our Desert Island Poke, Luau-Style Pork, Louie’s Loco Moco, and Hawaiian Sweet & Sour Pork!

In addition, we’ve partnered with Kona Brewing Co. to usher in that true island feel, featuring great Hawaiian craft beers like Fire Rock Pale Ale (Louie’s Pale Ale), Longboard Lager, and a limited edition Pineapple IPA!

To show our appreciation to all dads, we’re also giving them a $10 bounce back for the next visit.

Father’s Day was first celebrated in the early 1900’s. President Calvin Coolidge recommended Father’s Day become a national holiday in 1924 but nothing became of it. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an executive order making the third Sunday in June as the official day for Father’s Day. It finally became recognized as a national holiday in 1972 under the Nixon administration.

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to show your dad how much you care about him in a way that’s not boring!

No Whining on Wine Day!

At Ling & Louie’s, you never need an excuse to enjoy a glass of one of our delicious wines! But if you’re looking for a reason to indulge, why not join us on National Wine Day on May 25? We’re serving an Accolade Wine Dinner you won’t want to miss.

The wines we’re featuring that evening are definitely not for boring people. You might want to try Da Luca Pinot Grigio from Sicily. This wine is light bodied with a hint of sweetness from melon and guava flavors balanced nicely by crisp acidity and lip-smacking minerality.

Do you enjoy citrus flavored wines? If so, you’ve got to try Mud House ‘The Woolshed Vineyard’ Sauvignon Blanc. This exclusive New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has very limited availability here in the United States. The wine overflows with concentrated tropical, citrus and herbaceous flavors that continue across a long, focused finish.

If you like cherries and strawberries, you’ll probably like Geyser Peak ‘Pluto’s Fury’ Pinot Noir. This delicious Pinot Noir from Sonoma’s Russian River Valley is highlighted by luscious flavors of plum, cherry, wild strawberry and a hint of floral and black tea notes.

Grant Burge Shiraz. There’s nowhere on earth that makes more highly acclaimed Shiraz than the Barossa Valley in Australia. The Burge family has been making wine there since 1855 and this wine shows their expertise. The wine is multi-layered with intense depth and texture, flavors of raspberry, blackberry, vanilla and star anise.

Feeling a little wild? You’ll definitely want to try Da Luca Prosecco that offers fresh and zingy flavors of lemon peel and passion fruit all balanced by a subtle sweetness and a clean finish.

Wine has been around for a long time. The oldest bottle of wine was discovered in 1867 by archaeologists in Germany. It’s believed the bottle dates back to at least 325 AD. You can view it at Germany’s History Museum of the Pfalz.

In the Scottsdale, Arizona area? Don’t miss out on Ling & Louie’s Accolade Wine Pairing Dinner on May 25th at 6:30PM. Further details and reservation information can be found here.

National Wine Day also has a sister holiday — National Drink Wine Day — on February 18. Both haven’t been around that long but it doesn’t matter. Wine is not for boring people and we make enjoying a glass of your favorite wine that much more exciting!