If humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Asian fusion dinner fare at Jasmine Asian Cuisine. Dinner is served Monday–Thursday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday–Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The sustenance sculptors at Jasmine Asian Cuisine mix and mold fresh ingredients to order, uniting the distinctive flavors of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines into one cross-cultural menu. Chefs stuff their signature Jasmine specialty roll with lobster claw and avocado, folding spicy mayo and fish roe into a blanket of lettuce ($15), and also proffer numerous other sushi and sashimi selections. Woked entrees include the filet mignon and jumbo shrimp, an audacious romance between seafood and land meat ($20). Satyrs and other guests can tuck into pan-Asian entree options such as tempura platters, curried concoctions, and the Chilean sea bass ($22), which chefs pan sear, roast, and throw a going-away party for, before sending it forth to befriend taste buds with its charismatic thyme aroma.
Diners at Jasmine feast beneath the glow of modern, lantern-like orbs and can peek through a wall of beads to ogle other plates or play hide-and-seek with waiters. Though not included in today's Groupon, a wine list of more than 50 red, white, and sparkling sips accentuates eating outings; sake, beer, and specialty cocktails tiptoe down tongues in the lounge.
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.
3618 Concord Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19803