If you've never eaten at Roy's in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, your taste buds are in for a real treat. First off, it's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. If you're experiencing any confusion about what that means exactly, don't worry. You're not the first (and probably not the last) to have their mind boggled by that culinary description. Simply stated, it's food that's Asian in nature (think spices) and then combined with European sauces. As for the Hawaiian part of the fusion equation, you'll see a lot of seafood that comes from the waters surrounding all of the islands that comprise the Aloha State.
To whet your appetite, here are a few fish dishes you'll encounter at Roy's in Jacksonville Beach. The Seared Hawaiian Ono comes with pad Thai noodles, cashews, tempura avocado, and coconut miso sauces. The Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish is prepared with a sizzling soy vinaigrette. And the Hibachi Style Grilled Atlantic Salmon boasts a Japanese citrus ponzu sauce.
Not in the mood for seafood? Not to worry. Jacksonville Roy's has got your back with major meat selections. Try the "Hawaii Kai" Style Braised Beef Short Ribs with honey mustard, Yukon mash, broccolini, and natural braising sauce. Or go for the Filet Mignon accented by kohlrabi and horseradish puree, turnips, and apple and fennel salad. Poultry fans will find the "Peking Style" Chicken with sweet potato, scallion, broccolini, kohlrabi, and star anise hoisin sauce an excellent choice. As for you salad lovers, Roy's has not forgotten you. Say hello to the Roasted Beet Salad with candied macadamia nuts, fennel, orange segments, and goat cheese in an orange shiso vinaigrette.
Perhaps you'd like a little adventure with your greens. If so, go for the Maui Wowie Shrimp Salad that's covered with capers, sweet onions, crumbled feta cheese, and caper lime vinaigrette. Start your meal with a cocktail like "The Original" Hawaiian Martini or Roy's Island Mai Tai. And don't forget to indulge in one of the to-die-for desserts, like Warm Mango Streusel or Roy's Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé. Get more information on this extraordinary Jacksonville Beach dining experience at www.roysrestaurant.com/locations/FL/jacksonville_beach.asp