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Executive chef Michael Wilson before the dinner rush (Credit: Doug Young)

Executive chef Michael Wilson before the dinner rush at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon. (April 9, 2012)

Monsoon


Monsoon sweeps into Babylon. And it's where you want to eat now.

Michael and Kurt Bohlsen stirred up Monsoon after traveling in Asia. Their ambitious, clever, full-flavored adaptation of cuisines Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and more comes alive via executive chef Michael Wilson. The colorful result reflects less Manhattan's Chinatown and Flushing's Asian repertoire than it does a precisely calibrated gauge of Long Island's appetite. -- Peter M. Gianotti

Executive chef Michael Wilson before the dinner rush
(Credit: Doug Young)

Executive chef Michael Wilson before the dinner rush at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon. (April 9, 2012)

The dramatic second-floor dining room overlooks the bar
(Credit: Doug Young)

The dramatic second-floor dining room overlooks the bar and lounge area at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon. (April 9, 2012)

The dramatic second-floor dining room overlooks the bar
(Credit: Doug Young)

The dramatic second-floor dining room overlooks the bar and lounge area at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon. (April 9, 2012)

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Bartender Jimmy Engle prepares an order of cocktails
(Credit: Doug Young)

Bartender Jimmy Engle prepares an order of cocktails while server Joanna Scala awaits at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon. (April 9, 2012)

The sushi menu at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and
(Credit: Doug Young)

The sushi menu at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers a "monsoon roll," prepared with Maine lobster, spicy tuna, avocado and spicy mayo. (April 9, 2012)

Executive chef Michael Wilson near where he plates
(Credit: Doug Young)

Executive chef Michael Wilson near where he plates entrees in the kitchen at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon. (April 9, 2012)

Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers
(Credit: Doug Young)

Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers a whole Peking duck for two served with cucumber, scallion, hoisin and steamed buns. (April 9, 2012)

The dim sum menu at Monsoon Asian Kitchen
(Credit: Doug Young)

The dim sum menu at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers vegetable dumplings served with a sesame-soy sauce. (April 9, 2012)

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Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers
(Credit: Doug Young)

Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers a whole Peking duck for two served with cucumber, scallion, hoisin and steamed buns.

The sushi menu at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and
(Credit: Doug Young)

The sushi menu at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers a "monsoon roll," prepared with Maine lobster, spicy tuna, avocado and spicy mayo. (April 9, 2012)

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