has been a longtime neighborhood favorite on Okemos Road. Starting next week, in addition to delicious ice creams, visitors to the location will be able to enjoy a meal along with their dessert at Asian Express.
Ginny Cheung isn't new to the restaurant business. She and her husband owned Golden Wok restaurants, first in Adrian and then in East Lansing. But when the couple's children graduated from college and moved away, they were looking for a smaller operation to simplify their lives.
"I want to have a small family restaurant with my husband," Cheung says. "I want to have a day or off or vacation when we want to"
The 1,200 square foot location adjacent to the Okemos Dairy will feature carryout and a small amount of seating for dine-in customers, with seats for about 16 inside, and, when the weather improves, additional patio seating. The menu will be similar to Cheung's Golden Wok entrees.
"Everything is fresh," says Cheung. "All of the vegetables are chopped here, and nothing cooked ahead."
Cheung chose the Okemos location because of her fondness for the neighborhood where here kids attended high school. Cheung and her husband will open Asian Express with a staff of four.
Source: Ginny Cheung, Asian Express
Writer: Natalie Burg, Development News Editor