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Southeast Asia

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Bay Leaf's Paul Singhapong Will Bring Bangkok Street Food to Dallas This Winter

    Thai food is pretty ubiquitous now, and while a succulent pad see ew or a cozy tom kha gai are wonderful and mouth-watering, most Thai dishes have started to taste a little safe. Maybe it's the fact that you can find red curries every few blocks, or that pad thai has replaced fried rice as a go-to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    The Most Disgusting Foods Ever Encountered by Some of Dallas' Best Chefs

    We asked a handful of North Texas chefs about the worst things they've ever eaten, found in the back of the walk-in or basically anything that induced a gag reflex or created a stench that permanently singed their nostrils. Braden Wages of Malai Kitchen has traveled extensively, and so we asked him ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Here Are Some Plano Kids Trashing a Vietnam Vet's American Flag

    In defense of the teens in the above video, there's not much to do in Plano post-midnight on a Friday. Certainly, though, they could have picked a less appalling target for their petty vandalism than an American flag belonging to a Vietnam vet. Garden gnomes spring to mind. "They ran over to the st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Mot Hai Ba Chef Jeana Johnson Did R&D in Vietnam, with Help from a Dude Named Dragon

    Jeana Johnson and Colleen O'Hare are the proprietors of the little hot spot in East Dallas, Mot Hai Ba, as wells as Good 2 Go Taco. Their culinary trail winds far and wide through the Dallas landscape. Collectively, the pins on their map include Ciudad, Daddy Jack's, The Standard in Deep Ellum, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Spillover 2013: Sand, Sound and Finding Peace in Metal Shows

    You did St. Patrick's day. Now you feel rough. If only, you think to yourself, there was some sort of beach where I could relax with a cheap cocktail on the sand and maybe listen to some music. But you're in Dallas, and you're at least five hours drive from the nearest beach. Ain't nobody got time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    The City of Ate Interview: DaLat Owner Khanh Nguyen on the Power and Problems of Pho

    Khanh Nguyen had a successful career as a local attorney when he decided to take a little time off, a sabbatical of sorts, between projects. During that time, he immersed himself in traditional Vietnamese cooking, spending months trying to perfect various recipes, mainly concentrating on pho, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Like Mitt Romney, I Also Longed to See Sunny Vietnam but Was Denied

    Hey, it was great having Mitt Romney in town this week, was it not? He looks so different in Texas. Those national mediatoids were making him out to be a rich plutocrat who made his money killing companies and shipping jobs to Vietnam, but when we got to see him here under our own warm sun, he look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    A Conversation with Malai Thai's Chef-Owners Will Make You Want to Eat Pho, Like, Now

    Chef Braden Wages of Malai Thai in the West Village is originally from upstate New York. He and his wife, Yasmin, who is from Weatherfod, met while in school at Cornell. Running a restaurant was a long-term dream for both of them. But the concept for that place was based on a what sounds like an epi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Our Favorite Chicken Soups in Dallas, for That Hangover or Those Flu Symptoms

    Get that lady some soup.​A search on Amazon.com for "Chicken Soup for the Hungover Soul" quickly reveals that there is no such title in existence (I smell an e-book opportunity!), most likely because no one wakes up with a pounding headache and the taste of bad choices lingering in their mouth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    How Hot Do You Want That?

    I tried to muster my most serious face, looking the waitress at Bangkok City, the Thai place on Bryan Street, straight in the eye. "Native Thai spicy, please." I'd ordered the crispy duck, a roasted half bird, fried until crisp and served with chili peppers onions and crunchy fried basil leaves. ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    July 28, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    Chocolatier Stephen Smith On Cooking With Mom and the Guilty Pleasure of Twinkies

    On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on chocolatier Stephen Smith of nib chocolates. Today, we asked Smith to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. ​I was raised in...a military family.   My friends say I'm...too laid back. Too relaxed.   My momma told me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    La Fiorentina's Nicola Calamari Clams Up

    ​On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Nicola Calamari, executive chef at La Fiorentina. Yesterday, we asked Calamari to finish a few sentences for us. Today, he shares a recipe for pasta with clams. The recipe follows after the jump.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    West Meets East and Comes Back
    With a Full Stomach

    All photos by Kristy YangAt the Food Court in Thailand​I've been away for the past few weeks tending to some family stuff in Asia and have been a tad too busy to do any blogging. I'm sure the editor's ulcer will be relieved to know that I'm back now with my one measly post a week. While away, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Brisket Tacos at Mia's

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Lomo Norteño
    At Veracruz Cafe

    Photo by Jesse HugheySomwhere in here is a dish Jesse swears is really good. (We think he's just angling for an iPhone.) Luckily, his sense of taste is better than his vision.​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Black Bean Enchiladas
    At Avila's Restaurant

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pollo Con Mole
    At Carolina's Mexican Cuisine

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Tofu with String Beans in Lemongrass Sauce at Caravelle Chinese and Vietnamese Restaurant

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Hamburger at Adair's Saloon

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ch ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Truffle Butter Popcorn at Tillman's Roadhouse

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Your Thursday Morning Eye Candy: In Fort Worth, Restoring the Last "Truck Killer"

    These are detail shots of the A26A before restoration from Franklin Poole on Vimeo.Thanks to an early-morning e-mail from Friend of Unfair Park PeterK, I spent the better part of the last hour getting a history lesson on the the Douglas A-26 Invader, which first took flight to fight in World War II ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs at Hattie's

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: The Steak Bomb
    At Kenny's Burger Joint

    Photo by Steven Doyle​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, other ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: The Cheeseburger at The Grape

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Original Nachos at Fuzzy's Taco Shop

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Paella at La Calle Doce

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Tom-Yum-Gai at Bangkok City

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ch ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Shaved Ice at May's Ice Cream

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010
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    June 3, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: The Pad Pak at Bangkok City

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the che ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    May 28, 2009
  • Dining

    October 23, 2008

    Bangkok City

    Tasty Thai joint just what the doctor ordered

  • Dining

    September 20, 2007

    Bum Bo No

    Wash your mouth out with soap

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    War Weather

    See the story of the protest Underground

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    March 22, 2007
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    August 3, 2006

    Asia or Bust

    The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates five years

  • Dining

    August 3, 2006

    Thai That Binds

    Nakhon stretches beyond the usual

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006
  • Dining

    July 24, 2003

    Thai Sigh

    Coppell's Siam Thai Cuisine is a dry run

  • Dining

    February 6, 2003

    Noodles Unleashed

    Liberty grows up

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    Open This Door

    Behind the door lies nearly flawless food

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999

    ... Thai me down

    Thai Garden is totally lacking

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    November 10, 1994

    Thai one on

    Bangkok City offers thrills beyond searing spices

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