For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia’s tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with today’s Groupon to Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get an Asiatic fusion dinner for two (up to a $76 total value) that includes the following items :
- Two small plates (up to a $15 value each)
- One entree (up to a $26 value)
- Two cocktails (a $10 value each)<p>
- For $69, you get an Asiatic fusion dinner for four (up to a $152 total value) that includes the following items:
- Four small plates (up to a $15 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $26 value each)
- Four cocktails (a $10 value each)<p>
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Asiatic fusion fare and drinks from the menu. <p>
Executive chef Roy Villacrusis at Kapow! Noodle Bar, victor of the Palm Beach 2011 and 2010 Food and Wine Throwdown, transforms locally grown and organic ingredients into inspired Asiatic and French-Vietnamese dishes. Parties can dig chopsticks, forks, or garden trowels into small-plate selections such as green-tea cured salmon with fried basil or shishito peppers stuffed with crab. A stage of grilled skirt steak showcases Japanese mushrooms and fried red onions, and the beef broth in a voluminous bowl of pho teems with beef tendons, tripe, and thai basil. Diners can dampen esophagi with uncommon cocktails, such as the jalapeño margarita with Espolon tequila and jalapeño-infused agave nectar, or red or white sangria made from organic fruit and juices.
Within the restaurant’s eclectic, modern atmosphere, a vibrant mural by local artist Michael Pucciarelli complements tables made from reclaimed wood and redwood siding. A 25-foot bar extends to an outside communal patio, where customers can gaze up at the stars or scour skies for lost helium balloons.
Kapow! Noodle Bar
Hailed as the best new restaurant in Palm Beach County by New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Kapow! Noodle Bar's executive chef Caleb Holman creates Asian-inspired comfort food using locally-sourced ingredients. The kitchen churns out a flavor-packed menu that blends Vietnamese, Korean, and French elements. The beef yukke—a small plate of Korean-style beef tartare—combines truffled brioche crisps with kimchee and wasabi sour cream. Ramen noodles welcome the flavors of meat, veggies, and soft-boiled eggs. For dessert, cinnamon-sugar and banana caramel sauce sweeten vanilla cheesecake spring rolls.
While bartenders mix cocktails and pour craft beers, diners eat near a 28-foot mural created by self-taught tattoo artist Michael “Pooch” Pucciarelli. As the woman in the painting raises a bowl of noodles, mountains and waterways backdrop billows of steam and colorful butterflies. This mural encapsulates the Indochine vibe sought after by restaurateurs Scott Frielich, Vaughan Lazar, and Rodney Mayo. A designer as well as an owner, Rodney furnished the restaurant with reclaimed wood tables and a 25-foot bar made with sorghum straw that extends onto an outdoor patio. These rustic accouterments continue the sustainable approach that the owners have taken in previous restaurants, such as Dada, The Dubliner, and Pizza Fusion.
431 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432