Category Archives: Asian

A savory voyage to Nepal via South Florida

Mo:Mo: Avenue, hidden in an out-of-the-way strip center in Lake Worth, brings the flavors of the Himalayas to the region with a menu of simply prepared dumplings called momos and more. By Alan J. Wax “I think I’m going to Katmandu That’s really, really where I’m going to” — “Katmandu” Lyrics by Bob Seger Can’t […]

Delray Beach’s Eathai offers intrigue and surprises with menu of seldom-seen Thai dishes

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Located next to a pancake house on Federal Highway, this Thai eatery offers adventurous diners an opportunity to sample cuisine rarely found elsewhere in a modern setting. By Alan J. Wax Hidden in a small strip center next to the Original House of Pancakes on Federal Highway, just south of Linton Boulevard, Eathai differs from […]

Savoring the memories: The best restaurant dishes that I ate in 2022

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Recapping notable restaurant dishes from 2022 that I’d return for anytime. The list includes burgers, wings, pizza, Asian dishes, crab cakes, classical French and more. The eateries dot the map from West Palm Beach south to Hollywood. By ALAN J. WAX What a year it was. I dined in dozens of restaurants, consumed countless dishes and […]

Krakatoa Indonesian Cuisine, a Southeast Asian paradise found in Hollywood

A tiny storefront eatery on Hollywood’s bustling main drag offers a rare opportunity to dine on genuine, albeit pricey, Indonesian specialties. By ALAN J. WAX We went far afield from our traditional turf for the opportunity to dine on a cuisine we’d never had before: that of Indonesia. Our recent travels took us to Hollywood, […]

The Sea Southeast Asian Kitchen serves up a culinary Asian panorama in Delray Beach

An elegant eatery in western Delray Beach appeals to diners with a menu that reaches across Asia. Diners will find Korean wings, Chinese dumplings, Peking duck, Japanese ramen, Pad Thai and sushi among the far-ranging offerings. By ALAN J. WAX The name of the restaurant in the upscale strip center opposite Morikami Gardens in Delray […]

CLOSED: Pagoda Kitchen in Delray Beach offers pricey Chinese-American comfort food

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED This sprawling high-end dining spot in the Delray Marketplace in western Delray Beach is a gorgeous restaurant with a menu of serviceable cuisine. It’s more affordable at early bird dining hours. You can’t beat the hospitable staff, but for authentic Chinese food, this is not your destination. By ALAN J. WAX […]

Boca Raton’s Ichiyami Buffet, a wildly popular all-you-can-eat restaurant, offers a diverse selection of Asian dishes in a sleek setting

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Difficult parking and first-come-first-serve seating are not deterrents to patrons seeking to dine on dozens of sushi varieties, cooked Asian dishes and more, all at a fixed price. By ALAN J. WAX Arriving at Ichiyami Buffet and Sushi at Royal Palm Plaza in Boca Raton on a recent Sunday evening, I was taken slightly aback […]

A dim sum adventure at Ten Ten Chinese Restaurant in Sunrise

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A brunch of authentic Hong Kong-style small plates satisfied a group of eight diners. The tab: just $188. By ALAN J. WAX It was shortly before 11:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday that eight of us arrived at Ten Ten Seafood & Grill in Sunrise. The sprawling upscale traditional Chinese restaurant, with 200 seats done […]

Arun’s Indian Kitchen offers tasty Indian food in a no-frills, fast-casual venue in Boca Raton

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The newest restaurant from top Indian chef Arun Sareen dishes up the cuisine of the Indian Sub-Continent in a strip mall storefront. The food is authentically spiced – unless, of course, you prefer it otherwise, and the meat and poultry in various dishes are as tender as can be. By ALAN J. WAX Indian cuisine […]

Kapow Noodle Bar’s tasty culinary tour of Asia

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28-foot mural of a geisha dominated Kapow’s dining room. This trendy pan-Asian gastropub brings together addictive cuisine from all over Asia, good drinks, friendly service and an outside dining alternative for diners in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. By ALAN J. WAX We’d been long intending to visit Kapow Noodle Bar, the trendy pan-Asian […]