Whether you’re looking to take out the whole family or dine with friends, Asian Fusion is a great restaurant choice to please the Western and Eastern palettes. This trend is quickly becoming popular in the Bay Area, whether it is Indo-Chinese or a restaurant that combines the uniqueness from both worlds. Three such restaurants are Hot Breads, the Pastry shop with an Indian cafe, Arya, the upscale Persian Fusion Buffet, and Banana Leaf, the one of a kind Malaytian/Thai Indo-Chinese restaurant.
First up is a unique pastry shop that caters to custom cake orders, pastries, and the café offers variety of coffees and, of course, their breads. This is a great place to stop by and try slices of their rich, decadent chocolate or Irish coffee cakes for just $2.00 or keema croissants, cookies, coffees for $2.00 and Paninis for $6 along with assorted sandwiches.
Next, Arya, the Persian-Italian-American restaurant that combines grilled kabobs, a variety of pastas, and saffron Basmati rice entrees in a fine dining atmosphere. My favorite here is the Chelo Kabab or “Koobideh”, the charbroiled beef served with saffron rice. The entrees here range from $6.95 lunch sandwiches to $18.95 dinner Shish Kebab.
Finally, Banana Leaf, in Milpitas, is very popular with diverse crowds. I have personally had their “Roti Canai” or a crispy multi-layered Malay-Indian style pancake served with bean curry sauce. Another favorite item of mine here is the Mango chicken served with green and red peppers in a spicy mango sauce served in a mango shell. Whether you have their variation of noodles such Pahd Thai, or stir fry vegetables such as the KangKung , or the seafood, chicken or beef recipes such as the Rendang Chicken, you will agree that their unique flavor is the best in the Bay Area.
Whether you are in mood for an Asian, Medeterranian or European/American meal, or just are not sure, try a fusion style restaurant where your palette will enjoy flavors from all over the world!