The Asian Wind is a family run restaurant staffed by the Owner (George), his wife, his mother, his brother-in-law, his sister-in-law, his brother, various nieces and nephews, cousins and long time employees -- well you get the idea. George's dad was associated with Chiang Kai Shek -- so when Chairman Mao came to power the family followed Chiang to Taiwan. In the early 70's George and his wife immigrated to the United States where he did his internship at a number of this nation's fine Chinese eateries. After a few years George made his way to Lexington where he opened (with a partner) the Hunan restaurant on Southland Drive. After a few more years George decided to branch out on his own and thus the Asian Wind restaurant came into being.
George is obsessed with all types of cooking and enjoys eating at other restaurants. His eclectic approach has resulted in a menu which, while owing a great deal to authentic Chinese cooking, is not limited by its parameters. His sauces, scalding hot Chili peppers (get George talking about his peppers -- he's a connoisseur of all types of peppers, even grows his own -- and the resulting conversation is not one to have if you find yourself on a time schedule) and innovative bent transform a dining experience at the Asian Wind into one like none other in Lexington.
Personally, having been raised on the China Town fare of New York and San Fransisco I'm an addict of his more traditional Chinese dishes (Kung Pao Chicken, General Tsao's Chicken, Peking Duck and String bean), but don't let my hang ups limit your horizons.
The price is quite reasonable and the service is normally pretty good. All in all one of the best Asian dining experiences in the region. Try it.
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