The FABULOUS Maria Hon with Tin Jo Restaurant:
(2-221-7605 / 2-257-3622 / http://TinJo.com/new/?lang=en [English] / http://Facebook.com/TinJoRestaurant / hola@TinJo.com )
Many feel it’s the best ASIAN food in CR – it’s DEFINITELY the nicest Asian restaurant with the nicest decor!!! #1 - they’re one of the MOST CONSCIOUS restaurants/businesses around!!
#2 - They do NOT use MSG AT ALL!!!!
They have a HUGE menu with foods from CURRY's - ranging from
INDIAN - Palak Paneer, Murg Masala, Vegetarian Curry, Masala Fish.
THAI - Shrimp and Pineapple Curry, Eggplant Curry and Vegetarian, Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk, Fish Curry in Coconut Milk and Masaman Beef Curry
JAPANESE - Teriyaki’s – Chicken, Tuna, Tenderloin Beef, Tamarind and Lemon Grass Chicken, Salmon and SUSHI (Vegetarian, Salmon Roll, California, Crunchy, Tempura, Spicy Tuna
VIETNAMESE - Vietnamese Steamed Chicken, Steamed Fish
FILIPINA/INDONESIA - Filipino Adobo Pork, Shanghai Shao Hsing Pork with Anise, Seafood Sambal, Spicy Ma Po Tofu
THAI - Pad Krapao’s – Chicken, Beef or Shrimp, Pad Thai.
STIR-FRY'S - Tin Jo Special [a combo of meats, seafood and veges in a basket of crunchy taro root and yuca], Beef Slices with broccoli, with asparagus and ginger, Sichuan Kung Pao [prawns, chicken or tofu], Mixed Vege Tofu, Stir-fried Bok Choy. Sizzling Rices - Land Treasures [chicken, pork and beef], Sea Treasures [shrimp, fish and squid], Vegetarian Treasures with Tofu, Sweet and Sour Pork and Festive Sweet and Sour Deep-fried Fish
NOODLES - Chop Sueys, Chow Mein, Pad Thai
FRIED RICES - Fried Cantonese, Fried Rice with Shrimp or Vegetarian Fried Rice
They have LARGE VEGETARIAN menu - http://TinJo.com/new/wp-content/PDFs/vegetariano.pdf
SOUPS - Miso, Hot and Sour, Won Ton, Tom Kha Gai, Tom Yam Tale
SALADS - Smoked Tofu, Maya Salad (avocado, papaya, cucumber and red pepper in a ginger/cilantro dressing!!), Green Mango. Tuna or Salmon Tartar, Crunchy Tofu, Egg Rolls, Salmon Summer Rolls, Pakoras, Vegetarian Rolls, Fried or Steamed Potstickers, Fried or Steamed Wontons, Samosas, Satay, Mu Shu, Eggplant Sambal, Soy Bean Pods. Grilled 5-Spice Pork Ribs, Salt and Pepper Prawns, Salt and Pepper Squid, PuPu Platter for 2 (a BUNCH of goodies)
Their prices seem to be at the higher end but they INCLUDE the 13% tax and 10% service up front (no surprises).
HOURS: Daily 11:30am-3pm & 5:30-10pm.
LOCATION: San Jose-Downtown - Calle 11 & Ave. 6 & 8.
Tin Jo is home to THE HOTTEST CHINESE NEW YEARS PARTY!!!
They have QI GONG classes on Wed.
When I mentioned them being Conscious - they are ACTIVELY seeking new ways to be more & more Environmentally Friendly!!
OWNERS: Maria Hon & Robert (give Maria a HUG from Vicki). Maria is such an AWESOME breath of fresh air type of energy!!!! ALWAYS SOOOO POSITIVE!!!
There’s a WONDERFUL article on her at: http://TicoTimes.net/Weekend/Restaurateur-s-culinary-journey-continues_Friday-May-06-2011
(Maria - anything else to add??!!!)