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Nemo - Keyport Sushi-Pan-Asian Cuisine


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Nemo - Keyport Sushi-Pan-Asian Cuisine

LarryLg | | Sep 28, 2010 09:22 AM

I'd like to start this off with a personal note. I don't get tooo excited about new Asian restaurants (i.e. Manow & Bando) as often times the food is great in the beginning, then it starts to decline, or just flat out close down. Well I've been to Nemo 4 times, and while I'm not a big sushi person, I've only tried the Pan-Asian dishes, here's my take: Very Good. On every visit I've started my meal with the crispy duck roll, an eggroll shell filled with roast duck & deep fried. Dipping sauces include cocnut, mango, hoisin, and a sweet teriyaki, my favorite being the coconut. Steamed dumplings, made in house, smaller than the standard cookie cutter dumplings found at most take-out places, fresh bright flavored filling (pork) with a very thin dumpling skin. The crispy duck roll is without a doubt one of the best appetizers I've had lately. Hot Thai entrees that I've tried have been, Thai basil beef, pork with Thai red curry, Pad Thai with chicken. All have been very good, although I do enjoy Thai food with a little more heat, they did provide me with some chili paste to add on my own. The Thai basil beef is served on a bed of garlicky sauteed baby boc choy, with a good amount of thai basil. The pad thai is good but pretty standard, the red curry pork served in a caserole dish with potatoes, mushrooms, red onions & string beans has been my favorite thus far. The Thai dishes on the menu aren't separated fron other Asian dishes on the menu, they are listed under either Kitchen Specialties, or Entrees from the Kitchen, a little confusing, but not that difficult. Hot dishes that I would consider being Chinese that I have tried are chicken with hot green peppers and chicken & broccoli, (which is called Broccoli with Soy Ginger Sauce w/Chicken on the menu) & chicken with stringbeans. (Stringbeans w/ Garlic Sauce w/ Chicken on the menu) The dishes are worded like that because you have your choice of meat, or tofu. Regardless of the wording the Chicken & Broccoli is the best I've had anywhere, as is the Chicken & Stringbeans, although I've never had that anywhere else. In both dishes you can taste the heat of the wok & niether one is covered in a greasy - cornstarch thickened sauce, they are very lightly coated with the sauce. I also loved the pineapple fried rice. It's not the usual soy sauce-browned rice with peas & carrots. The rice is still relatively white with shrimp, chicken, pineapple, edamame, red pepper, thai basil & cashews. Very different from the normal, and quite well recieved by me. Enjoy.

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