BRANDON — Perry Liang was looking for a best-of-both-worlds situation to open his seventh Tampa Bay area restaurant. The owner of the award-winning, upscale Liang's Bistro Asian Cuisine in New Tampa and Perry's BBQ, found in many malls from Brandon to Clearwater, wanted to find some common ground in the middle.
He sought a fast-casual atmosphere that featured some of his signature dishes at affordable prices. So he tossed his fine dining ingredients together with his food court quick service into a big wok in the middle of Brandon to create what he thinks is a win-win type situation.
And that's exactly what he named his new restaurant. Win Win Asian Kitchen opened in April at 812 Providence Road. It features everything from Korean BBQ for $8.99 to Snow White Shrimp for $9.49. Most dishes come with white or brown rice, or you can add fried rice or a house salad for 99 cents.
In addition to appetizers, soups and salads, the menu features wok classics and noodle dishes. Diners can choose to make their order a combo for $2.99 and select any two items (egg roll, spring roll, soup or regular soft drink). The soft drink options are dispensed from one of Brandon's first Pepsi Spire machines — which is the competitor to the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines that mix and match beverages with flavors. Perry also notes that he includes a hint of honey in his homemade sweet tea.
"I like to eat," said Liang, who moved from China to New York in 1990 and came to Florida in 1995. "Other restaurants open and are really busy but there's no service."
Again, Liang wanted to combine his experiences to ensure his customers have enjoyable experiences while dining in his establishments. He has taken his best practices since opening Liang's Bistro in 2004 and personally overseen quality control and consistency throughout his restaurants. He also has hired Chansee Vang and his nephew, Calvin Liang, to manage Win Win.
Everything at Win Win is cooked to order, so grab a number and somebody from Liang's staff of 19 will bring you your order — all within 10-15 minutes, Calvin Liang said. If you call in an order, you can use the drive through for pick up only.
Win Win Asian Kitchen is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call (813) 653-1111 to place an order.