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Asian evolution

Chinese, Thai and Japanese restaurants are no longer the only destination for Asian cuisine. Many mainstream menus have embraced Asian, using classic Eastern flavors and ingredients to update Western menu options.  

Atlantic Grill
New York, NY
With a sushi bar and several Asian menu items, this American restaurant has embraced Asian flavors.
Crispy Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls with green papaya salad, spicy coconut sauce; $13

Carlyle Grand Café
Arlington, VA
Pot stickers are upgraded with an all-American seafood.
Steamed Lobster Pot Stickers with lobster ginger butter; $9

The Counter
Santa Monica, CA
The Asian Veggie is one of this concept’s signature “burgers in a bowl.”  
Housemade Veggie Patty, organic mixed greens, carrot strings, chopped red onion, grilled pineapple, roasted red peppers, scallions, ginger soy glaze and peanut sauce; $10

Noodles & Company
Broomfield, CO
Several Asian noodle bowls appear on the menu at this fast-casual chain.
Japanese Pan Noodles feature caramelized udon noodles in a sweet soy sauce, broccoli, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, Asian sprouts, black sesame and cilantro; $5.50

The Source
Washington, D.C.
Saturday Dim Sum Brunch is a popular draw at this modern fusion restaurant.
Choices include Wild Field Mushroom Dumpling with ginger mushroom broth and Sea Scallop Sui Mai with curried lobster emulsion; 5 for $30

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