I have an embarrassing confession to make– when The Honey Paw first opened on Middle Street, I labored under the delusion that it was merely a noodle bar. I could not have been more wrong. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! Instead, The Honey Paw turned out to be hands-down one of the best Asian fusion restaurants that Portland has to offer. From the snazzy decor to the vinyl record station in the corner, the joint is unabashedly hip, but the food means business. We sat in a daze after our meal, the savory flavors and textures lingering on our tastebuds.