Mike Ponluang

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Ten Best Thai Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Every nationality is known for a different specialty: Italians makes perfect pastas; Japanese can work magic with raw fish; Argentineans consume copious amounts of beef; the French can make something delicious from any imaginable animal part. And when it comes to signature cuisines across the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Trend Alert: Lava Grills at Coco Asian Bistro

    There are two main reasons to visit The Harbor Shops on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale: A) to stock up at Total Wine and B) to dive headfirst into the red bean and coconut sticky rice dessert from Coco Asian Bistro, the shopping plaza's chic, pan-Asian restaurant. The extensive menu is anchored with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Pan Fried Red Snapper With Roasted Almonds: A Recipe From Chef Mike Of Coco Asian Bistro & Bar

    Coco Asian Bistro​Recently we featured an interview with Chef Mike Ponluang, owner of Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale. If you missed it, you can read it here and here. We're now sharing Chef Mike's recipe for pan seared red snapper with roasted almonds. Enjoy.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2011

    Good Food for Good Causes

    Woolf Photography​Seems there's never any shortage of disasters on a personal or national scale. Here's two benefits that try to help ease the pain.  At Coco Asian Bistro & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, chef-owner Mike Ponluang is hosting a "Party for a Purpose" on Saturday, June 4, from 11:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Interview with Coco Asia's Owner and Chef, Mike Ponluang, Part Two

    ​Yesterday, we shared part one of our interview with Coco Asia's owner and chef, Mike Ponluang. If you missed it, you can read it here. We continue with part two of our interview. Clean Plate Charlie: You're from Thailand, but your cuisine has other Asian influences, as well. Tell us about y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Interview with Coco Asia's Owner and Chef, Mike Ponluang, Part One

    ​Mike Ponluang, owner and executive chef of Coco Asian Bistro & Bar, has traveled the world, learning and teaching elegant Thai food preparation. He attended Siam Business School and worked as a cook at the Chaopraya Hotel, the open mess for United States Army officers stationed there dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Ten Must Try Dishes at Tonight's Pairings

    ​The wait is over. Pairings starts tonight at 6:30 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, bringing with it food from dozens of local restaurants and wine from all over. There will be so many great dishes to try from the likes of Mark Militello, Allen Susser, Dean Max, Michael Bennet, Mike ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Order Up: Mama Asian Noodle Bar

    ​This week in Dish we review Mama Asian Noodle Bar, a five-month-old pan-Asian restaurant located in the outdoor shopping mall Promenade at Coconut Creek. It's an attractive family-run restaurant bathed in red and black that serves a wide range of Thai entrees, inventive modern fusion dishes, plen ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 1, 2006

    Not Too Cuckoo for Coco

    A new bistro fails the sashimi test.