Asian Fuzion Cafe Opens
Young is still working out her menu. At the core are the Thai and Chinese favorites that she and her husband served in Saline and can crank out with their eyes closed: pad Thai, several classic curries, tom yum and tom kha soups, and a dozen or so Chinese stir-fries. She has also studded the menu with her favorite American classics--from the looks of it, Young particularly likes ham and cheese sandwiches and any kind of sausage. She also really digs New Orleans--a whole section of the menu is devoted to Cajun items like jambalaya.
She's also a fan of breakfast, available daily until 2 p.m., both standard and Asian-accented (Thai omelet with Thai basil, cilantro, and spicy sausage; pancakes with pineapple and coconut marmalade; tofu scrambles). Coming soon, she promises, when she hires the proper chefs, are pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup, and Japanese noodle dishes. She also may add bubble tea.
Full of enthusiasm for Ann Arbor in general and its public schools in particular, she was thrilled when her oldest daughter got into Community High by lottery. While the kids aren't old enough yet to work for her, they see plenty of the restaurant. "Very convenient," she points out. "I take kids here every morning, give them breakfast, then send them off."
Asian Fuzion Cafe, 3452 Washtenaw (Pittsfield Plaza). 929-1239. Sun.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.