Mama Asian Noodle Bar

The menu at Mama Asian Noodle Bar in the Coconut Creek Promenade doesn't stop at noodles. In fact, its list of Thai-, Chinese-, Japanese-, and Vietnamese-inspired dishes is more extensive than restaurants that focus on just one country. It's the third restaurant from Mike and Lisa Ponluang, who previously ran Coral Springs favorite Thai Pepper and now entertain nightly at Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale. Try Ponluang's famous spring rolls, fried-chicken-and-shiitake-mushroom bites he's been making since 1991. Or Chilean sea bass, moist and supple atop a pool of spicy red curry lined with fresh asparagus and kafir lime leaf. The modern digs are comfortable and attractive, and the reasonable prices make Mama a great everyday destination.