Sesame Asian Kitchen
Cuisine and scene: Asian cuisines' greatest hits meet light, tropical- and ethnic-flavored fare served in full view — or even on the doorstep — of Ashland's Lithia Park. Expansive, Zenlike space fuses industrial and Asian decors.
Recommended: Bahn mi, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich of braised pork and pork paté on baguette; lettuce wraps with chicken; papaya, mango and pineapple salad with shrimp skewer.
Alternative diets: Gluten-free menu; tofu option with salads, lettuce wraps and rice bowls; two vegetarian stir-fries with tofu; kids menu.
Beverages: Specialty cocktails; sake; domestic and imported wines by the glass and bottle; Oregon and imported, draft and bottled beers; specialty nonalcoholic beverages, teas and coffees.
Price range: Appetizers, $3.95 to $8.95; salads, $5.95 to $11.95; soups, $9.95 to $10.95; lunch entrees, $8.95 to $13.95; dinner entrees, $8.95 to $16.95; desserts, $4.25 to $6.25.
Extras: Picnic service by request in Lithia Park; outdoor seating along Ashland Creek; free delivery within Ashland.
Serving: Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Info: 21 Winburn Way, Ashland; 541-482-0119; www.sesameasiankitchen.com.