Five Best Restaurants on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach
|Steamed pork buns from Palm Sugar.|
1. Palm SugarOur top pick in downtown West Palm Beach is Palm Sugar, where owner Sang Chirdchid has brought a true taste of Asian street fare to Clematis Street. Just as palm sugar is often used as an alternative sweetener, Palm Sugar in West Palm Beach is Clematis' alternative pan-Asian restaurant. The menu combines street food-style tapas plates with Asian comfort foods -- everything from Thai isaan-style flank steak and Japanese udon soup to Chinese char siu bun and Vietnamese pho.
Grab a seat and you're first served several sprawlng menus: one for lunch and dinner, one for drinks, another for specials, and a final sheet with tapas-style street-food selections. Take the quail egg wonton skewers, one of the many unique treats you'll find on the street-food menu, alongside equally oddball Asia grill options like chicken hearts and gizzards to the more familiar pork belly, skirt steak, and prawn -- all under $5! The restaurant specializes in pan-Asian comfort foods, which includes honey-soy garlic chicken wings, Chinese char siu bun, Udon Tom yum Kimchi soup, and Asian tacos.
Wash it all down with one of the bar's signature sake cocktails or martinis, beer, or sakes. And be sure to end your visit with a trip to the restaurant's dessert bar on the far-left wall, where many of the house-baked desserts incorporate Asian ingredients to turn well-known classics into specialty treats. Served full-sized (or in mini-me versions), they're displayed in a glass case and are available all day to order in or take out with a cup of coffee or creamy bubble tea.
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215 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL