One of the men responsible for bringing Vietnamese food to South Florida is at it again. After spending some time in Vietnam, Young Le has returned to open Saigon Cuisine in Margate and Rochelle Koff at the Herald did not find a flaw in the whole foreign experience. Koff rewarded the restaurant with three stars, falling hard for the crepes "French in style but Vietnamese in flavor...the plump pancake is packed with veggies, bean sprouts and chicken." [MHerald]
Not traveling far in cuisine, Balmaseda of the Palm Beach Post grades Clematis' new pan-Asian restaurant, Palm Sugar, a B+ for their street food sampling as well as the sweets. "The menu only sounds like it's all over the place. In realty, it's a nicely organized list that makes sense in the clean, angular lines of a space where the walls are emblazoned with the words 'palm sugar'. It's an appropriate name for a place of many cultural inspirations - palm sugar is an ingredient used extensively across Southeast Asia." Balmaseda loves the "Kai Yaang, which is Palm Sugar's signature lemongrass chicken, crisp roasted with garlic, white pepper and cilantro and cleaver chopped into manageable pieces." [PBP]
THE BLOGS: Food for Though checks out the newly reopened Naoe and learns that the restaurant hasn't lost its mojo, Assault 'n' Pepper tries Pubbelly and it exceeds their expectations, and Girl Eat City discovers accessible comfort food at Sardinia in Miami Beach.
— Matt Tylka
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