500BestSquareOrange Flavor Beef @ Cafe East

The flavors of an orange–both in the juice and the oil in the rind–are exquisite in a lot of dishes. However, it was left to Chinese cooks to come up with an orange-flavored beef dish. It’s made with a good deal of orange peel, as well as enough red pepper that a sweet-heat aspect forms. Cafe East performs this concoction better than most.

Cafe East. Metairie: 4628 Rye. 504-888-0078.

This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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