Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro on Hibiscus near City Place in West Palm Beach whisks you away to far-away exotic lands in a culinary fashion.
Even in the hot summer a Thai Tom Yum soup is refreshing: the fragrant lemongrass and sour exotic flavours kiss the palate, welcoming you to explore the world in a bowl of piping hot soup. There’s cabbage that reminds me of european stuffed cabbage; the world is a small place after all. The sweet baby corn reminds me of childhood. The string beans are so fresh they taste just picked from the garden.
The salad of warm, perfectly cooked and tender shrimp in a spicy lime dressing were complimented by tangy red onions. This very delicate dish was more of a palate cleanser (next time, I would go more bold in terms of hotness and more chilis).
I had the great fortune of tasting the Swai fresh water fish from Thailand. It was pan-fried and fresh beyond belief.
The pungent, sweet ginger goodness warms the belly in a primal manner, while the spiciness of the slender ginger envelopes you to almost inebriation. Such great flavours make you wonder if they are of this world.
In addition to the culinary offerings from Thailand, you can dine on another occasion and explore the flavours of Japan with their extensive menu of sushi, sashimi, handrolls. I would try the Lobster Atomic Roll: tempura lobster, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, spicy mayo with masago and sesame seeds or the Volcano Roll: Conch dynamite on top of California roll. To be faithful to the location, I would try the Palm Beach Roll: Tempura Japanese yellow tail, cilantro, spicy mayo I/O with masago and sesame seeds.
To cool of in the hot summer days and stay slim, try a Ika Sansai Salad of squid, masago, cucumber, scallions with spicy sauce or the Spicy Conch or Octopus Salad Conch, Octopus, Cucumber, Scallions and Masago with Spicy Sauce.
Probably the only place to go for noodles of all different kinds, from Pad Thai, to Udon, to Singapore noodles.
There’s also Hong Kong Crab: lightly fried soft shell crab stir-fried with broccolo, carrots, baby corn, and snow peas.
For seafood lovers, go for the Crazy Seafood: shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels in a shrimp and peanut sauce.
Republic of Tea, Perrier water, cold sakes available as well as great wines from California.
If you are in a hurry and want fantastic food or a take out for your lunch of dinner, this would be the best choice for Asian food in West Palm Beach.
Sweet Ginger Asian Bistro
632 Hibiscus Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561 832 8883