Stir Crazy at the Palisades Center

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After Avatar this weekend, my friends and I stopped in to Stir Crazy for lunch. You know what? Not half bad. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go to the mall just to go to the restaurant, but if you’re there and you’re hungry, it’s a perfectly acceptable meal.

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I definitely recommend getting the dishes cooked from the menu rather than the stir-fry stuff you choose and they cook in front of you.

The portions, like many around here, are humongous. All of these plates are appetizers. Chicken satay:

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“Crazy” shrimp, which has a sweet and sour sauce and comes with a very nice cabbage salad:

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Fried calamari:

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Chicken lettuce wraps:

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Vegetarian lettuce wraps:

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Seared tuna with sesame and a salad with shiitake mushrooms:

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Fried wontons:

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Yeah, like I said: nothing to run home to the wife and kids about, but if you’re hungry, not bad. I know that doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but for mall food, it’s a thumbs up.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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