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Best egg rolls in Ogden

The dining room at the new Hibachi to Go.

My favorite place for egg rolls is the tiny, all-take-out Hibachi to Go in Hampstead. Now, I can get my fix in Ogden, too.

Unlike the Hampstead Hibachi, which is all take-out (picnic tables are available), the new store provides a stylish dining room with a feng shui vibe. 

Egg rolls, of course, are on the menu along with Hibachi’s top-notch hibachi and teriyaki meals made to order using quality ingredients. New on the Ogden list are vegetable gyoza and tempura fish and shrimp. Grab-and-go sushi boxes are available, too.

The new Hibachi to Go is at Ogden Commons Shopping Center, 6932 Market St., near Gordon Road.

The new Hibachi to Go is at Ogden Commons Shopping Center, 6932 Market St., near Gordon Road. It's a few doors down from Food Lion.

Although dishes are as fine as any from Asian kitchens, owners Scott and Shari Clemons are American.

Scott Clemons has worked as a chef, and the pair ran a similar Asian concept in Lenior. Both keep up with healthy food trends, Shari Clemons said.

The new Hibachi to Go is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Prices range from $4 to $11. Call 910-791-7800.

Find the year-old Hampstead Hibachi to Got at 15248 U.S. Highway 17 North. The phone number there is 910-270-9200.

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Hampstead gets a Mexican restaurant

Restaurateur Jesus Rodriguez has opened the Mexican place Camino Real at the late Sully’s Grill, 16408 U.S. Highway 17 in Hampstead.

Expect typical Mexican fare like tacos and burritos but also specialties such as red-chili-sauced lamb shanks. Prices range from $5 to $12. Call (910) 270-1367.

Camino Real's lamb shanks.

Rodriguez said he owns five other Camino Real restaurants in North Carolina, including the one at Murrayville Post Shopping Center, 2307 N. College Road, Wilmington.

At the Murrayville Post spot, the kitchen sends out huge portions of tender, red chili sauce-coated lamb shanks, rich and mildly spicy.

Shrimp cocktail served in a margarita glass is akin to a chilled soup full of sweet shrimp and diced avocado and tomatoes and lime-spiked tomato juice.

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