When we're in the mood for Asian food in Nashville, we are never going to be at a loss for delicious options. Thai food has many contenders jockying for your patronage, with fairly new The Smiling Elephant and its light and fresh options cooked in olive oil drawing as many fans as the 25-year-veteran off of Nolensville Road, Siam Cafe. Both have their highlights, from curries to noodles, so why fight? There is plenty of time to try them both. In fact, with all of the Vietnamese, Korean and Thai restaurants to choose from in Music City, it's almost impossible to have a favorite. If one night you are in the mood for a a spicy serving of bulgogi, you can go to Korea House and get just what you are craving. And if another night you have to steaming bowl of layered pho, you can't go wrong with one of the complex versions offered at Kien Giang. Sit down, take out or rushed through a buffet at lunch, these Asian restaurants all hit the spot when it comes to value, flavor and of course, all the heat you can handle.