El Paso may not be known for the flavors of Asia, but hidden treasures like Hunan Palace, just minutes from the UT El Paso campus, make it easy to have a sophisticated dish like deep-fried almond duck at your own dining room table. Order this to go: The star of the menu is the egg fu young, the lacy omelet bursting with any combination of vegetables and protein; deep-fried shrimp bathed in a sweetish coconut sauce and a gingery filet of tilapia are also favorites. You could make a meal off of appetizers like fantail shrimp, giant eggrolls, and shrimp toast. Pro tip: Curbside pickup is easy; expect extra sauces and plenty of fortune cookies in your bag.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.