Like many families, my family has quite a diverse palate and an eclectic mix of tastes. In true foodie family spirit, we love all kinds of cuisine and my husband and I have done our best to expose our kids to many foods with an ethnic flare. Despite all our best foodie efforts, my youngest daughter (the picky one) prefers plain dishes. My oldest daughter, the hardcore carnivore, craves meat. My husband and I love foods with heat and my five year old will pretty much eat anything you put in front of him – heat, meat and all!
That’s why I enjoy the eclectic fast, fresh Asian-fusion offerings at Tin Drum Asian Café in Oldsmar. For the Asian food lover, Tin Drum Asian Café delivers the beloved sweet and heat combination that so many Asian-style foods offer, such as its newest menu items the Peking Short Ribs. Whether you go for skewers, a noodle bowl or street tacos, the sweet heat, tender beef and roasted garlic will definitely keep your monkeys happy this Chinese New Year .
I explored the new Peking Short Rib menu items and a few other Tin Drum Asian Café specialties with the Tampa Bay Bloggers for a live tasting and tweeting #TampaBayTuesday. A new to me dish included the Mango Stir-Fry, another winning sweat heat combination and definitely a dish that the General Tso fans will love.
Unlike the usual typical neighborhood Asian take-out joints, Tin Drum always deliver fast-fresh ingredients. As in the case of the Peking dishes, all the cloves of roasted garlic are roasted fresh every morning. Nothing sits and nothing is packaged. It’s all woked in front of you and made to order.
If noodle bowl and street tacos are your thing, Tin Drum Asian Café offers a handful of favorite street dishes. Make any street dish low carb by request skewers with a side of stir-fry veggies.
In my family, curries can be a hard sell, but at Tin Drum Asian Café I can enjoy a spicy curry without complaint from the kids…because their mouths are full of soba noodles and kid-friendly stir-fry. And for those looking for lighter Asian cuisine options, Tin Drum also offers salads that are not your usual missed greens.
With Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey in full swing, give Tin Drum Asian Café at 3689 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar a try. To sweeten the deal, I’m giving away a $20 gift certificate so you can sample the flavors that differentiate Tin Drum from the other fast-fresh options. Quit monkeying around and enter to win!
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