Take-Out Or Dine-In, Jani Is
By Luann & Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org
Every Chinese food restaurant does
things a little differently, whether its putting its
own spin on an egg roll, having a different proportion of
vegetables in the moo shu, or the consistency of the sweet
and sour sauce. Jani restaurant is no exception, and we found
that all their unique takes are wonderful.
The Huntington Station restaurant is located in the shopping
center just south of the Walt Whitman Mall. A sushi bar greets
you on your way in, and a roomy and pleasant dining room follows.
But dont shy away from take-out; the food is just as
What stood out the most to us was how every dish seemed relatively
greaseless, not an easy accomplishment for a place whose menu
contains fried rice, fried egg rolls and fried dumplings,
We started with pan-fried pork dumplings ($4.50), just doughy
enough and stuffed with well-seasoned meat. On a prior visit
we enjoyed the boneless spare ribs ($5.95), tender and tasty,
with a tangy sauce. Either is a great way to start the meal.
Of our three main dishes, shredded pork with garlic sauce
($8.95) was the standout. The garlic sauce provides the slightest
kick to the long shreds of well-cooked pork, and the dish
is loaded with other shredded vegetables. Generals Chicken
($10.95) is a heavier dish, but lighter than other General
Tsos chicken dishes weve had elsewhere. We could
really taste the chicken, as it was not overpowered by breading
and dough. The sauce was pleasing to the palate as well, unlike
many thicker sauces weve had. Light and flavorful, the
Beef with Broccoli ($10.25) balanced out the Generals
Chicken, with fresh, crunchy broccoli.
For our sides, we opted for fried rice ($7.50) that comes
with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or vegetable.
A light brown color, it tasted and looked lighter than some
of the heavier, greasier versions weve had. Sautéed
string beans ($7.95) are a winner, providing that extra veggie
crunch to your meal in a sweet but salty brown sauce. Lo Mein
($7.50) is a must-have for the noodle lovers.
Chinese isnt the only thing on the menu. The restaurant
also does Japanese dishes, including teriyaki, tempura and
sushi. Coupled with lunch specials from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Jani is a great place for an afternoon lunch or dinner in
or out. Delivery is free, minimum $15.
350 Route 110, Huntington Station
Atmosphere: Classic, casual
Cuisine: Chinese and Japanese
Price range: Moderate
Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m.;
Fri. & Sat. 11:30 a.m. 11 p.m.;
Sun. noon 10 p.m.