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Restaurant Tour Guide of Ann Arbor: Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim is the perfect restaurant for amazing food and a place to connect.
Emmy Chung

For a special occasion or a night out, Pacific Rim creates a calm environment and serves vibrant food. The

interior of the restaurant creates a vastly different environment from the busy streets outside; you will immediately notice all of the natural wood tones and bamboo, giving a warm ambiance.

Pacific Rim serves unique pan Asian dishes. Although their menu is smaller, they have a variety of seafood entrees, grilled chicken, red meat and a vegetarian noodle dish. You can also find a wide selection of starters like zucchini-scallion crepes and saigon spring rolls.

I ordered the popular ‘Seared Sea Scallops’ for my main dish. These highly-rated scallops are pan-seared with rutabaga vegetables, chopped snow peas and edamame beans. The vegetables sit on top of coconut-jasmine rice, which tastes like a slightly sweeter version of white rice.

What makes this dish so special is the orange carrot-lemongrass sauce. This sauce ties everything together and adds a slightly sweet and tangy, yet creamy element to the dish.

The ‘Seared Big Eye Tuna’ is another impressive dish. This tuna is served with a tangy, umami ginger-miso sauce and a slightly spicy wasabi oil. It also comes with a fresh jicama salad and crispy sushi rice. This tuna is imported daily from Hawaii, which is evident in taste.

For a meat-free entree, the Thai Peanut Noodles topped with caramelized tofu are equally tasteful. This bowl is bursting with flavor. Salty peanut sauce pairs perfectly with the rice noodles, which are topped with cilantro and curried chickpeas, making a wonderful, fresh vegetarian option.

For dessert, a warm, indulgent chocolate cake is made fresh for you, while you’re still enjoying your entree. If you can’t make up your mind, you can always have the ‘Crème Brûlée Tasting’ which comes with three delicious miniature flavors.

Dining at Pacific Rim feels like you are invited to a dinner party. Eating there provides customers the full experience, while also receiving great service amidst the welcoming atmosphere.

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Emmy Chung
Emmy Chung, Journalist
Emmy is going into her fifth semester on the Communicator staff. She is excited for what the year will bring and finally being a senior! She spends most of her time playing soccer, which she has played since the age of six. Emmy enjoys being outside as the weather gets colder, going on long runs, and discovering new coffee shops.

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