12 Must-Try Swicy Asian-Inspired Dishes Heating Up Rhode Island Menus

Satisfy your taste buds with these delicious dishes blending sweet and spicy in perfect harmony


If you're craving a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds, look no further than the latest flavor craze: swicy. This tantalizing trend, blending sweet and spicy in perfect harmony, is turning up the heat on menus across Rhode Island. From irresistible appetizers to unforgettable main courses, here are 12 must-try Asian-inspired dishes that are setting the state's dining scene ablaze.

Apsara: Crispy Tofu with Szechuan Sauce

Apsara offers a swicy delight with their Crispy Tofu with Szechuan Sauce, made up of onion, peapod, bamboo, carrot, and scallion covered in the sweet-and-spicy sauce, served with broccoli. Providence,

Bapsang: Korean Fried Chicken Wings (Yangnyeom)

Bapsang takes swicy to another level with their Korean Fried Chicken Wings. These battered and fried wings are coated in a deliciously sweet, garlicky, and spicy sauce, served with pickled radish. North Kingstown,

Chaska: Chili Cauliflower

For a crispy, sweet, and spicy treat, visit Chaska and try their Chili Cauliflower. This dish combines the perfect amount of crunch and flavor, making it a delightful snack or appetizer. Cranston,

Den Den: Monkey Balls

Looking for something fun and flavorful? Den Den’s Monkey Balls – spicy tuna-stuffed deep-fried mushrooms coated in a sweet and spicy sauce – are a must-try. Each bite is an explosion of flavors. Providence,

Heng Thai and Rotisserie: Thai Style Tom Yum Noodle Soup

Warm up with a bowl of Heng Thai and Rotisserie’s Thai Style Tom Yum Noodle Soup. This flavorful soup features marinated minced chicken, toasted peanuts, scallion, bean sprout, cilantro, and toasted garlic in a chicken-simmered broth. Providence,

Khoo: Thai Sweet Chili Wings

Enjoy a unique take on wings at Khoo with their Thai Sweet Chili Wings. Lightly battered and stir-fried with pineapple chunks, cucumbers, and pepper tossed in sweet chili sauce, these wings are a flavor-packed treat. West Warwick,

Midtown Oyster Bar: Tuna Tacos

Craving tacos with a twist? Midtown Oyster Bar’s Tuna Tacos feature pineapple and tomatillo salsa, sweet chili, spicy aioli, cilantro, and crispy corn tortillas, offering a burst of contrasting yet harmonious flavors. Newport,

Pour Judgment: Thai Shrimp Nachos

For a creative fusion of flavors, check out Pour Judgment’s Thai Shrimp Nachos. This dish combines shrimp in a leek, scallion, and red pepper coconut curry sauce, served over fried wontons. Newport,

Siam Square Fine Thai Cuisine: Chicken Imperial

Experience a harmonious mix of textures and flavors at Siam Square Fine Thai Cuisine with their Chicken Imperial: crispy chicken paired with sweet chili sauce, cashew nuts, bell peppers, and pineapples. Middletown,

Square Peg: Bang Bang Shrimp

For a delightful crunch with a flavorful kick, head to Square Peg and try their Bang Bang Shrimp. These panko-crusted shrimp are tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce, leaving your taste buds dancing. Warren,

Thai Star: Pad See Ew with Tamarind Fish

Thai Star’s Pad See Ew with Tamarind Fish is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. The flat noodles and crunchy fish are draped in a tangy sauce that delivers just the right amount of kick. Cranston, 

Wara Wara: Veggie Bun

Vegetarians can get in on the swicy action at Wara Wara with their Veggie Bun. Sauteed onion, red bell pepper, corn, shiitake mushroom, and potato meet kimchi in a soft steamed bun, all drizzled with a sweet honey Korean chili sauce. Providence,

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