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Category Archives: Asian

A tasting tour of Vietnam at Yến’s Kitchen

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A small, family-run eatery in a sprawling Lake Worth strip center transports diners halfway around the globe with a menu of flavorful Vietnamese street foods and beverages. By ALAN J. WAX Yen’s Kitchen in Lake Worth is worth seeking out for a discovery tour of Vietnamese street cuisine. Even if it means driving roughly 10 […]

A fellow foodie’s Chinese restaurant recommendation proves disappointing

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By ALAN J. WAX It’s been challenging to find authentic Chinese food in the Boca, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach area, so at a recent South Florida foodie event, my ears perked up when the discussion turned to Chinese food. One of the participants, someone I’d never previously met, chimed in with a recommendation for Shanghai City […]

Sabai Thai, a small, new Delray Beach eatery, pleases varying palates in a big way

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Located just off Jog and Lake Ida Roads in the Shops at San Marco shopping center in western Delray Beach, Sabai Thai is a spinoff of the like-named restaurant in Boynton Beach.  The atmosphere is casual, the service friendly and the food has wide appeal.  By ALAN J. WAX I half laughed when I saw […]

Meaty spareribs, crispy noodles and a side order of culinary education are found at a popular Chinese-American eatery

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Bird Nest Tree, a 40-year veteran of the dining scene serving residents of western Delray Beach’s condo communities, seems an anachronism. A friendly server made dining enjoyable. By ALAN J. WAX The first time we went to Bird Nest Tree, a neighborhood Chinese restaurant in western Delray Beach, eight years ago, I swore it would be […]

Nana Noodles Sushi & Thai offers tasty, affordable fare in a hidden neighborhood setting

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This neighborhood Japanese-Thai eatery in West Delray Beach has lots of fans for its well-priced, flavorful dishes, cozy inside, outside tables and delivery By ALAN J. WAX It’s easy to miss Nana Noodles Sushi & Thai in Delray Beach. This neighborhood eatery occupies a small storefront at the derrière end of the Marketplace of Delray shopping […]

Taj Express in Boca Raton curries favor with seekers of Indian food to go

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Taj Express is tucked into a 7 Eleven strip center This tiny takeout kitchen, an offshoot of a well-established, full-service Deerfield Beach restaurant, offers a broad menu of flavorful Indian cuisine. By ALAN J. WAX As is often the case in these plague-stricken days, outdoor dining or takeout are a priority for many diners, including […]

A slurp-worthy dish at Delray’s 369 Ramen

The trendy Japanese bowl of noodles, pork belly and more known as ramen is the main offering at this tiny, hole-in-the-wall eatery in Pineapple Grove Delray  Beach’s Pineapple Grove has never seen anything quite like 369 Ramen, an intimate, authentic noodle parlor run by chef-owner Hiro Yamamoto (whose family also owns Ebisu in Palm Beach […]

Sushigo in Boca Raton offers pristine, but expensive sushi in a simple setting

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You’ll find some of the freshest tasting sushi in South Florida in this tiny eatery, but be prepared to pay for it From the first time I heard about Sushigo, I had to go, if only for lunch. That’s because this small, unassuming sushi den in a strip center opposite Mizner Park on Federal Highway […]

Thai art and elephant carvings spice up the experience at Delray’s Chaiyo Thai Bistro

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Chaiyo is a pretty place and the food is nicely plated, but for those seeking authentic Thai flavors this may not be the place Chaiyo Thai Bistro, in the Bed Bath & Beyond shopping center in western Delray Beach, specializes in Thai-Japanese food —with the emphasis on bland. Perhaps that’s why it enjoys such popularity […]

The flavors of Vietnam found in a shopping center in suburban Delray Beach

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THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED Hey Pho You has more than a catchy name. This new eatery offers tasty, full-flavored Vietnamese dishes such as pho, bun and banh xeo. The recent opening of Hey Pho You in suburban Delray Beach has definitely made dining in this fine-dining desert more interesting. Located in the Publix shopping center […]