by Carisha Swanson
For those looking to take a culinary trip to the Pacific Rim (minus the airfare), Sweet Basil will satisfy all your pan-Asian cravings without ever leaving town. Once hooked, you’ll find yourself looking for excuses to leave work early for their 3-7 p.m. happy hour, that includes half-priced appetizers (including three classic rolls for ten dollars) and on some nights, BOGO drinks. Favorites among loyalists are the rock shrimp, deep-fried and served in a margarita glass with lettuce and a sauce reminiscent of thousand island dressing...sounds odd, but it is highly addictive. The crazy tuna and fire island roll, with pepper tuna and salmon, respectively, are sure to become favorites, as is the Malaysian noodle bowl, chock-full of shrimp, scallop, squid, and mussels in a curry broth with egg noodles (these can be substituted for udon noodles for a little added heft).