Local meats, fresh veggies, and imported spices enhance the traditional Thai and Japanese food at Surin of Thailand. Chefs manipulate yellow, red, and green curry dishes with splashes of coconut milk, citrus juice, or peanuts, and they marinate select meats overnight before slow-roasting them until they’re tender enough to fall apart when looked at. To ensure a sushi menu that’s just as authentic as the Thai dishes, many of the restaurant’s chefs train in Japan under the tutelage of sushi masters. The result is a menu of more than 20 varieties of sushi and nigiri, many of which feature pan-Asian flourishes such as plum sauce and drizzles of panang curry.
Sun Cafe’s chefs handpick produce from pesticide-free gardens, and they ship in fresh fish and meat daily for their vast menu of Thai, Japanese, and Asian delicacies. The chefs tuck seafood into more than 20 traditional sushi rolls and 17 house-specialty rolls at the sushi bar, creating such rolls as the Sunset Boulevard—steamed lobster, crab, shrimp, and avocado topped with mango and caviar. They realize that many people are not enthusiastic about eating raw fish, so they include many cooked sushi options on the menu too.
They also simmer Thai curries and udon noodle bowls and plate Chinese classics such as general tso’s chicken. In addition to the familiar Pan-Asian dishes, the menu introduces more obscure offerings such as crispy-duck noodle soup, steamed cod, and deep-fried air.
The culinary artisans at Phuket Thai Restaurant sling a menu of Thai cuisine and sushi rolls as colorful as the eatery's yellow and red walls. Coconut milk–infused curries and noodle dishes share plate real estate with house specialties such as roasted duck curry and spicy catfish, as well as more than 25 sushi rolls packed with fresh seafood and vegetables. Steaming pans also sizzle gluten-free and vegetarian entrees, and chefs gladly accommodate requests for varying levels of spice and sentience. Asian artwork dots the walls throughout the dining room, lending to an overall vibe of soothing east-Asian calm.
Despite its Italian name, Bella Cucina’s kitchen does not settle on one culinary tradition when it comes to compiling it's menu of pan-European fare. Lunchtime diners opt for a taste of France with slices of quiche with gruyere cheese or crepes stuffed with chicken. At dinner, the dishes hover closer to the Mediterranean, with options such as pasta dishes doused in sauce and tossed with seafood. Additionally, bubbling pots of fondue allow diners to coat morsels of food in molten cheese or chocolate for dessert.
The hands and knives of Taipei 101's cooks seem to unearth every corner of the Asian continent, recreating some of the most popular cuisine from China, Thailand, Japan, and other countries. Though the menu primarily features Thai recipes—such as spicy basil stir-fry and crispy roasted duck in rich curry sauce—it also highlights Japanese sushi and sashimi, as chefs craft everything from slices of fresh yellowtail to specialty rolls such as the King Dragon Roll's blend of eel, avocado, and rice—a cylinder as round as the actual King Dragon's half-melted scepter. Beef chow fun, shrimp lo mein, and other Chinese dishes round out the menu alongside mochi ice cream and other desserts.
At Sushi Village, chefs draw upon organic ingredients and sustainable, wild-caught fish as they prepare a menu of sushi and Japanese cuisine. Their specialty rolls include ingredients such as sea-scallop tempura, avocado, and spicy tuna covered in pepper tuna. Fresh sashimi includes unagi, hamachi, and tobiko; entrees include chicken and steak hibachi or salmon teriyaki.