Suncoast View: Best Places to Dine During Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is almost upon us so we traveled the suncoast to find the best places to dine and celebrate.  My top go to dishes include whole red snapper with ginger sauce and seafood fried rice - means you will always have extra money; Dragon and Phoenix; Homemade sweet and spicy tofu; and Pineapple walnut shrimp is definitely a good luck dish.  Be sure to visit one of these restaurants: 

Tsunami. 100 Central Ave #1022, Sarasota, FL 34236. (941) 366-1033.

Yummy House. 3232 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234. (941) 351-1688.

Shangri La Restaurant. 5828 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233. (941) 378-5585.  

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