We have tried to answer the most common questions below. Please use the form on the contact page if you have further questions.
I drove by but didn’t know where to go 🙁
You can pull into our driveway, or through the other driveway shared with the currently-closed gas station. Drive around back to our parking lot. When looking at the building from the lot, there is a door on the right (gas station side). If you are on foot, you are welcome to come in through our front door, too!
Do you serve alcoholic beverages?
We do not. We are a B.Y.O.B. establishment and have beer & wine glasses and openers. There are a number of places in the vicinity to obtain adult beverages – Mac’s Market, Hops & Barley, Woodstock Beverage, Maplefield’s, Gillingham’s are all within a mile of our restaurant.
Do you really have a secret menu?
Not exactly… There are so many amazing dishes that are not on the menu. You will see some of them on our weekly specials board, and then there are some that our chef will prepare with an advance request (to ensure we have all ingredients available). Sunny loves to be creative – if you crave a change from your normal favorites, just ask him to prepare you something new! This might not be possible on very busy nights though 🙂
Why don’t you use Asian vegetables?
The answer is simple. We source our produce through local businesses and we do not always have access to Asian produce in VT! We do make exceptions for items like gai lan, mango and coconut, etc., but we find that our local produce is just as delicious in our dishes as their Asian counterparts. We do, on occasion, get these special veggies like Thai and Indian eggplant and Chinese okra. We hope you do enjoy them when they are available!
This Sweet & Sour Chicken isn’t bright red, what gives?
For starters, we are not a Chinese restaurant! While we do have some menu items that have names resembling some of your Chinese favorites, our dishes are fresh and healthy Asian fusion creations. Chef Chy cooks Cambodian and Thai dishes with his twist.
The sweet & sour chicken has a tangy sauce served with chicken, pineapple & mixed vegetables. The chicken is not breaded and fried – it is stir fried, making this dish light and healthy! Same with our Sesame Chicken…you might be surprised when you first get this – it isn’t that sugary red/brown sauce. It is a thin brown sauce, stir fried with chicken and vegetables and served with toasted sesame seeds on top. Make no mistake, it is delicious and really healthy! Both of these dishes are very popular!
Your Pad Thai tastes different…
There are a few differences in Chy’s pad thai vs. traditional pad thai. Most notably, Chy’s pad thai is that we do not use MSG at all and omit fish sauce unless you ask for it (the fish sauce we have is gluten free). The second, main, difference is Sunny uses lo mein noodles by default, but we are more than happy to substitute rice noodles. And finally, most pad thai has minimal sauce, and ours is saucy. These modifications come from both our chef’s influence and the preferences of our loyal regulars.
How do you handle food allergies?
We do not have a dedicated kitchen/area, so please use your judgement as it relates to your allergy/intolerance. Please always tell your server if you have an allergy! Chef Chy is able to modify most dishes for vegan, vegetarian, gluten, soy, nut, and egg allergies, etc – even the Keto diet! He is always happy to do something custom based on your dietary restrictions. We clean every pan in between every meal cooked (though all dishes use the same sink/sponge), and you can see our kitchen when you come in – it is exceptionally clean!
For our gluten-free/celiac friends, you will be elated to learn that you can have almost all of our appetizers because our fryer is dedicated!! When was the last time you had a crab rangoon? Seriously. He uses rice paper and does spring roll style. There is ONE app you cannot have – the steamed dumplings. And you can eat all the entrees, just substitute rice noodles for the lo mein noodles. They are cooked separately. And then make sure you save room…our cheesecakes, custards, and Florentine cookies are also gluten free – but the carrot cake is not (though he has made GF carrot cake, so ask if it’s available).
There are a selection of entrees that normally include peanuts, cashews, walnuts or coconut. Please ask and we can adjust accordingly. Same goes to order vegan (though the spring rolls are unable to be made vegan as they are sealed with egg, but you are good with the Vegetable dumplings).