One of my favorite things to do is go out to lunch, and this week, I was treated to a yummy Asian Fusion lunch by the kind people of new Valencia restaurant, Master Inn. Master Inn has been in the Santa Clarita Valley for just about four months, and you can tell, because the restaurant itself is spotless, very clean and modern. My friend Kelly joined me for lunch and also noted how nice and clean the restrooms are — such an awesome thing to see when we’re usually toting our germy toddlers and tiny babies. Master Inn has family recipes over 2 decades in the making, and for this Mother’s Day, Master Inn has curated a special menu to enjoy with Mom & the family! Kelly and I are both moms to wild toddlers and babies, so it was a welcome break for us to enjoy adult conversation with delicious food.
Now, let’s talk about the FOOD! First of all, you HAVE to get the Honey Sesame Chicken. YUM! It was dripping with honey flavor and a slight crunch of sesame seeds, with nice high quality chicken. The portions are huge, and each meal includes white rice, brown rice, or fried rice, an egg roll, and a choice of soup – egg corn, or borscht (a Russian beet soup! there’s that fusion part we speak of.) The egg roll had a perfect crunch, and the egg soup was delightfully sweet and thick. I’d love to have that next time I’m sick to soothe the throat. Now let’s talk prices. Master Inn caters to a wide range of budgets, which in particular, include students. Their student lunch menu is hands-down one of the best priced lunch menus in the SCV! At only $4.50, students can order a range of delicious items, such as; Kung Pao Chicken/Beef, Orange Chicken, Mongolian Beef and their Vegetable Deluxe. Sure, you can get a sandwich for under $5, but who wouldn’t take a deliciously cooked meal for under $5? Wish I had that when I was in college! If you’re not a student anymore, the lunch specials range from $7 to around $11, so it’s definitely super affordable.
Kelly had the lemon chicken, also perfectly seasoned and lightly tangy, and then we ordered the vegetable deluxe to share. I often order vegetarian when I’m out, and I was so impressed with the fresh vegetables and lightly garlicy sauce. The veggie deluxe was loaded with fresh mushrooms, crunchy water chestnuts and bok choy, carrots, baby corn, and perfectly cooked broccoli – so yummy! I topped off my meal with a Thai Iced Tea Boba, because mama needs caffeine. The service was also great — we were helped by two young men who were very polite and efficient. I’ll definitely go back to Master Inn, and you should check it out too. In fact, go in the next few days, because Master Inn is offering two wonderful Mother’s Day specials.
- Buy One, Get One FREE from Mother’s Day lunch menu- No Beverages included and no coupons can be applied on this promotion
- Get a $15 Gift Card (for future purchase) with your $50 dinner purchase on Mother’s Day.
So – check out Master Inn if you’re near Valencia! Now, I’ll just cross my fingers they come over to the Canyon Country side of Santa Clarita — but if not, I’ll gladly go back for lunch to Master Inn anytime!
PS: Look at this adorable monkey light fixture hanging in their restaurant. I want one!