Updated: 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Posted: 7:08 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New restaurant promises ‘ridiculously large portions’



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Dish served at the grand opening party for Big Bowl Bistro at 4770 Airway Road, Riverside. (Source: Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page)
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Kenny Tan add a spice blend to an order of Ring of Fire with beef at his Big Bowl, the new restaurant he owns with his wife. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)
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The Ring of Fire with Beef at Big Bowl, $12.95 for dinner portion or $7.95 for lunch. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)
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Christine and Kenny Tan recently opened Big Bowl Asian Bistro. (Source: Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page)
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Coupon for Big Bowl Asian Bistro (Source: Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page)

By Amelia Robinson

Staff Writer

After a four year break, Christine and Kenny Tan are back in the restaurant business.

This time around, their son Sam, currently a student at the University of Cincinnati, is planning a more active role.

The Tans officially opened Big Bowl Asian Bistro on Saturday at 4770 Airway Road.

“We are so happy to be back in business,” Christine Tan said.

She and her husband previously owned Seasons Cafe on Kaufman Road in Fairborn and Great Wall Chinese Restaurant in Beavercreek. The family operated the Great Wall 11 years before closing it in 2009.

Tan said her son grew up in the restaurant business and helping with the new venue will give him experience that will aid him as he pursues degrees related to finance and entrepreneurship.

The family’s new restaurant is located in the building that formerly housed what is now called Linh’s Bistro. Linh’s, a Vietnamese and Chinese eatery, moved to 5532 Airway Road about six months ago.

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The Tan’s new restaurant promises to live up to its ‘big’ name by offering “ridiculously large portions.”

“Big Bowl lives by the unfamiliar concept of ‘getting more than you paid for,’” the business’ website reads. “It’s about combining all those experiences so uniquely scrumptious that you’ll have to come back for another taste.”

The menu has dishes from several Asian nations, including China, Korea and Vietnam.

Christine Tan said it specializes in Malaysian and Thai fare.

Some crowd favorites have already emerged.

Tan said B.B. soft rolls and the Ring of Fire stir fried beef or chicken with garlic, jalapeno peppers, scallions, onions and a homemade sauce have been popular.

“It is very tender beef,” she said of the Ring of Fire.

The dish, Kenny Tan’s creation, has big flavor to say the least, but it was not over spicy.

Main course options on the dinner menu range from the $14.95 chicken or beef hot pot to the $8.95 chicken, beef or vegetable lo mein or fried rice.

Details

Big Bowl Asian Bistro

4770 Airway Road, Riverside

(937) 258-8880

Monday to Thursday — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday — noon to 9 p.m.

 
 

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