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Sushi and sashimi platter at Wasabi Tao.

THE FEATURE- Asian restaurants of Des Moines, A remarkable diversity

By Jim Duncan Asian restaurants have been part of Iowa’s café scene for more than 110 years. Their early days were rather notorious. Des Moines’ first Chinese café opened in 1903, and several others quickly followed. Those owned by George Wee were frequently raided by police. Newspapers reported that “scantily clad women scurried out windows,” […]

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