Kung Pao

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    In an Underserved East Dallas Neighborhood, Sykamore Brings a Healthy Spin on Chinese

    The corner of Crutcher Street and Haskel Avenue has been pretty sleepy the past few years. I've passed this small standalone building hundreds of times now on the way home from the gym and for the longest time a sign out front offered hamburgers and other pedestrian specials. It just didn't look wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Five New Year's Resolutions for Dallas Food Lovers That Are Actually Fun

    If you're like most everyone, you're already having trouble with your New Year's resolutions. Maybe you haven't folded yet, but surely the gears of self-doubt have begun to turn, challenging your will to move forward. Eventually you'll crumble, hanging this year's resolution in the closet, ready to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Masala Wok Opens New Location, Cementing It as the Indian-Chinese Pei-Wei

    Today Masala Wok opens its fourth restaurant in the DFW area and the only one in Dallas proper, at 6106 Luther Lane. So if for some reason you're craving Chinese and/or Indian food but would rather deal with the factory-run set up of a fast food chain than go to someplace locally owned, or if you wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    New Kids on the Block Had a Lot of Hits -- But They Didn't Leave A Mark on Ume's Eric Larson

    This is Ume. That's Eric in the back.​Ume might be an Austin-based trio, but they play Dallas enough that it would be easy to think they're based here. They last came through in late July, opening for Mission of Burma. They'll be back on Thursday, September 29, at Trees in support of their recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Eaters in Chief

    Thomas Jefferson: great taste in food -- plus he helped give us that whole separation of church/state thing.​The federal holiday Americans observe next Monday was originally designed to honor George Washington. But when the government standardized its celebrations in 1968, they stuck the annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Knockers Receives a Visitation From the Food Gods Shapeshifting Into Jiang's Chinese & Japanese Cuisine

    ​Jiang's Chinese & Japanese Cuisine 6912 Snider Plaza, 214-361-8220 Promised Delivery Time: 45-60 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 90 minutes Simple ordering process that doesn't take a year to do: 40 Keeping a hungry lady starving: -20 Having a gagillion menu items to choose from: 20 Having a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Roti Grill: Off into the Fast, Hot, Spicy Unknown

    ​We Texans love our food hot and spicy, so it's somewhat surprising that we haven't taken to Indian cuisine as much as some other ethnic dishes as sushi or Kung Pao chicken. But on further reflection, we are probably overwhelmed by the staggering parade of unfamiliar dishes with hard-to-pronounce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Hong Kong Express

    "It was the Kung Pao."​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Hong Kong Express4760 Preston, Frisco972-377-8850Promised delivery time: 45 minutesActual delivery time: 30 minutesScoring summary:Finding a place th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Back To School

    North Texas Daily A friend of mine swears that he ate at Mr. Chopsticks in Denton at least five times a week during his tenure as a student at the University of North Texas during the late '90s. He still makes a half-hour trip to the place a couple times a month. I could never understand this obsess ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2002

    Cool Cucumber

    On Harry Hines, sea cucumbers and watermelon help an unlikely revolution at Chef Hsu

  • Dining

    June 4, 1998

    Chinese slick

    P.F. Chang's polishes Chinese fare with an American bistro veneer

  • Dining

    April 20, 1995

    Ode to blandness

    Rice Boxx misses the main ingredient