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So a few years back when Joe and I were going to school at OU in Norman, we happened upon this lovely little restaurant next to a tanning salon in a shopping center at 12th and Alameda. Joe and I tend to wonder into interesting looking restaurants without hearing about them just to try them out. We hit a gold mine with Tea Cafe.
We were back in Norman on our house hunt and decided to try the new Tea Cafe on Campus Corner. This review will not include reviews on all of the teas and such that they actually have (I think the “Tea” part actually stands for The East Asia), because to tell you the truth, I don’t know how to order that stuff when we go, but it all looks delicious (Someone come with me and teach me how!) Now when we first ate at Tea Cafe, I was used to Chinese food at a buffet. I had never really ordered it at a restaurant (I have come a long way since then). I order the Box Combo with Sweet and Sour Chicken. It comes with chicken, sweet and sour sauce, a cheese wonton, a spring roll, garlic cabbage (I could live on this stuff its so good), and hot and sour soup. When I first ate here, a lot of these flavors were foreign to me, so I was really going out on a limb! This is one of the most simple things on the menu you can get as they have a WIDE selection of dishes. Joe gets the kung pao chicken. This has just the right amount of spice and is packed with flavor.
These dishes may sound rather boring, but it is your usual Chinese buffet dishes that are cooked freshly and made with care. Plus, a couple can get out of there with spending less than $15 on a nice, delicious dinner. The Campus Corner Tea Cafe is very industrial modern, which has to be one of my favorite decor types. They also have an asparagus painted wall (It’s a paint color, I’m rather obsessed with)!
When in Norman, go to Tea Cafe for a quick, cheap, delicious sit down dinner that promises to please your tummies and also your wallets!