Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today’s Groupon for sushi and Asian fusion fare at Jasmine Asian Cuisine in Wilmington, Delaware. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Asian fusion fare for dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of sushi and Asian fusion fare for lunch.
Jasmine Asian Cuisine’s kitchen sizzles up a smorgasbord of pan-Asian entrees and sushi chefs slice sashimi and diligently hand-roll specialty maki for lunch and dinner. During dinner, guests warm up taste buds with a dim sum sampler ($10) before diving into wok-fried platters ($12+) or entrees such as charbroiled balsamic-teriyaki steak ($17). More than 25 choices of à la carte sashimi ($2+) accompany vivacious specialty rolls, including the Tuna Tuna Surprise ($15), whose outer layer of akami tuna conceals a core of blackened tuna, wasabi aioli, and a completely edible jack-in-the-box. Otherwise, the lunch menu allows patrons to munch through a pair of sushi rolls ($10) or order a Vietnamese bento box ($10.95) that combines grilled lemongrass chicken, noodles, and soup as effortlessly as the pill-based cuisines of tomorrow.
Much like an off-duty mannequin, Jasmine Asian Cuisine’s dining room, replete with calming music, is relaxed, yet chic. Intimate wooden tables speckle the floors of multiple dining areas adorned with contemporary hanging lights and bead curtains.
Jasmine Restaurant’s chefs cull culinary influences from different corners of Asia: the menu catalogs Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese recipes. From the Japanese portion of the menu they prepare sushi and sashimi, crafting specialty rolls such as the Jasmine stuffed with lobster claw, avocado, cucumber, and spicy mayo. They even add a little Latin flair by preparing the Samba roll with salmon, jalapeños, and mozzarella cheese. Along with the sushi, the kitchen team plates korean barbecue short ribs, pad thai, and charbroiled lemongrass chicken to round out the Asian fusion menu. Soothing music accompanies the soft clink of forks and knives as they slice into wok-cooked filet-mignon entrees in the recently renovated modern and chic dining area. There, wooden tables sit beneath hanging lights, and beaded curtains offer a jangly threshold to another dining area, a lounge, or a parallel universe in which Japanese food is all hamburgers.