Located in the beautiful space formerly occupied by Ba Ky restaurant, Jasmine is in full flower. Stop by for lunch, but don't let the short list of $4 specials fool you. Sure, the noodles are excellent, but wait until you see the gigantic dinner menu. Seafood is the specialty at night, and among the "must try" dinners is the whole grilled catfish. Don't miss Jasmine's variation on the better-known "beef seven ways": "fish seven ways," which substitutes grouper for beef. The beef isn't bad either; in fact, the bo luc lac may be the best in the city. Its huge, tender pieces of filet mignon are cooked medium and served with savory sauteed onions over a big salad. This is the Asian restaurant of the moment in Houston -- check it out while the kitchen is at the top of its game.
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