Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lemongrass: I want more of you!

seaweed salad, and Thai sweet tea

An extra extra serving of Sex on the Moon
Great until the very last drop.

(l-r) Super Deluxe, California, and Sex on the Moon rolls!

On a trip back down south to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I had the privilege of being invited to dine at the delicious Lemongrass restaurant. At the heart of the city, and located just minutes from the beach, Lemongrass offered a variety of Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese dishes that were sure to please my appetite. A city girl myself, from Miami, Florida, the only sushi i had ever eaten was the ocassional order of California roll at the local Publix supermarket. Naturally, I was a little apprehensive when asked to go out to the resturant. I was greeted by a very pleasant middle age woman, who escorted us to the bar. This, I was told, was the best spot in the resturant. I got to watch the chef make our rolls right before my eyes.

My lunch started out with a delicious seaweed salad, that in the beginning I refused to eat because of the appearance. It appeared to be slippery or shiny looking, and I had already entered the restaurant with my reservations high. After much debate I finally caved in and gave the alien dish a try. My tongue immediately thanked me. I was salivating for more, and in fact, I was so impressed with the taste of the dish, that I ordered more of it while the cook prepared our main course.

I was able to wash the salad down with a creamy, [orange], and might I add wonderful Thai sweet tea. I have never in my life tasted a sweet tea so different than the ones I am accustomed to in America, and yet so uniquely good.

Our rolls arrived, and I was taken aback by the beauty in the presentation of the dish. Our first tray consisted of a variety of rolls. We had Super Deluxe, California, and The restaurant's special, Sex on the Moon. While all three of the rolls are by far the best, I was climaxing over the Sex on the Moon. So much so, that myself and my lunch guests all wanted an entire tray with just this type of roll. At the end of the feast, I discovered that unlike the California roll and Super Deluxe rolls which contained fish and shrimp, the Sex on the Moon contained something extra: EEL!!! Even with that discovery, my mouth still wanted more and more of this delicacy.

Lemongrass Asian Bistro, located at: 3811 North Federal Hwy
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 is definitely a really really good restaurant to visit. With prices at $30 and under, this restaurant is sure to please just about anyone. And please don't forget the wasavi.


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