StreetFood Asia’s chef and owner, Tai Tok, cobbles fresh ingredients into traditional street-food dishes from six countries—China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, and Vietnam. The resulting aromas apparently piqued the noses of The Avengers cast members Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Ruffalo, who TMZ reports dined there as many as four times a week when the movie was shooting nearby.
With its eclectic food selection, it's no surprise that StreetFood Asia would inspire such frequent visits and be named Best of the City: Best Restaurant That Doesn't Fit into a Category by Albuquerque The Magazine and was voted Best Asian Fusion by readers in the Local IQ 2013 Smart List . Atop its wooden tabletops, small plates of wontons, fried shrimp, and kimchi unite with noodle-filled entrees such as pho, tom yum soup, and Bangkok street mee siam. A lengthy beverage list fills glasses with imported beers, specialty cocktails, such as the sake-tini, and hot tea from New Mexico Tea Company. As customers sup, an accommodating staff stands by to point out the history behind each dish and the paparazzo behind each banquette.