Thai Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    How Malai Kitchen's Chef-Owners Keep Looking for, and Finding, Inspiration

    For most chefs, the flavors that dominate their cuisine come from a very personal place, like a decades of mom's home cooking or a few years of intensive training at a French culinary school. For others, though, that passion for a cuisine develops in relatively unexpected places. Braden and Yasmin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Turn On Bizarre Foods Tonight For a Unique View on Dallas Eats

    Late last year Andrew Zimmern got a food tour through DFW with local barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn. Vaughn told us the show should run some time in April, and it turned out to be true, Dallas: Red Meat & Rattlesnakes airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the Travel Chanel. Vaughn accompanied Zimmern to Chicken ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014

    CrushCraft Is Not the Thai You Know but the Thai You Should

    Two men brought a whole lot of chiles to Uptown, and they're burning things up.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin on Leaving Pakpao, Landing in Fort Worth and Cooking at Home

    Just six months into his post at Pakpao Thai, chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin left, or that was the official story. He won't divulge more than that "in the long term it's better for both me and the owners," Tiffanee Siri and Richard Ellman, also of Oak and Belly & Trumpet. Whatever the full story may be, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    CrushCraft Thai Opens Next Monday

    Just a few weeks ago, CrushCraft Thai was but an artist's rendition, a hazy picture that only served Thai food in our minds after we've reclined into our couches and... never mind. But now Jack Nuchkasem and chef Paul Singhapong have sent real photographs. They've offered a glimpse of the cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Eddy Thretipthuangsin, Star Chef at the Design District's Pakpao, Is Out

    Pakpao Thai Food has been getting a lot of praise lately, from Scott Reitz's fondness of the unyielding spice of their curries, to ranking among our list of Dallas' most interesting restaurants, to Leslie Brenner at The Dallas Morning News calling it one of the best new openings of the year. A lot o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Dallas' Five Best Thai Restaurants

    It's kind of gross outside lately. Perhaps we're about to pay for what was a relatively mild summer with a long and brutal winter. At least we don't have the Super Bowl to worry about this go around. Instead we can focus out attentions on remedies that warm us from the inside out. The curries, stir- ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013

    Pakpao's Punch

    You like spicy, right? You'd better.

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    At Sakhuu, You're Welcomed

    East Dallas' newest Thai restaurant is a neighborhood gem.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Why Do We Suspect the Vegan Black Metal Chef Makes a Mean Pad Thai? (Video)

    Take that, Epic Meal Time​Are you vegan? Do you enjoy the occasional heaping bowl of pad Thai? Do you have the entire Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse discographies on your ipod? Do strangers point their fingers in awe and call you a "metalhead"? Have you ever wanted to learn how to make tofu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    West Village's Malai Kitchen: Asian Fusion Hobbled by Growing Pains

    The good news is that Malai Kitchen is a vast improvement over Tom Tom Noodle House, the Asian-styled restaurant that once occupied West Village. The less than good news is Malai restaurant still faces some growing pains. ​Asian fusion can be catastrophic, but compared with Tom Tom, there is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Secret Recipe: A Good, Not Great, Find
    In a Search for Malaysian Food in DFW

    Secret Recipe's Hainanese-style roasted chicken​Malaysia is a country of vast and diverse cultures, all marrying to create one united cuisine. The nation's food borrows and combines elements of Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Filipino, and Indian menus, creating a robust flavor profile. The use of ... More >>

  • 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 8, 2010

    Naga Thai is a Rare Winner in Victory Park

    Photos by Kristy Yang​Despite living down the street from the restaurant, I'd never ventured into Naga Thai. There are only a handful of Thai restaurants at which I will eat, and something about a Thai restaurant in Victory Park created images of high-priced, bastardized ethnic food in my mind ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Out of Order: The Asian Mint "Pad Thai Piña Collision"

    Patrick MichelsPad Thai Piña CollisionPad Thai Woon Sen (chicken, shrimp, clear noodles and tofu) with pineapple, cashews and squid.After I failed last week to get a rise out of the folks at Which Wich by ordering something terrible, it occurred to me that the problem might have where I was orderin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Mango Thai

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Mango Thai Cuisine4448 Lovers Lane214-265-9996Promised delivery time: about 45 minutesActual delivery time: 48 minutesFriendliness of the guy on the phone: 11Ease of perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Hash Over: Home for the Holidays, Cut-Rate Lobster, Etc.

    Who knows why everyone takes such delight in gingerbread houses? The fate that befell Hansel and Gretel--or nearly befell; we only know the story through Bugs Bunny--when they encountered such a structure was none too pleasant.But last night, the Rosewood Crescent Hotel put the final bit of icing on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007
  • Dining

    May 17, 2007

    In the Zone

    Bold, balanced flavors at SaWaDiKa

  • Dining

    August 3, 2006

    Thai That Binds

    Nakhon stretches beyond the usual

  • Dining

    February 3, 2005

    Ain't Got That Swing

    Noodleswing Thai Cafe aims for the fence--and misses

  • Dining

    December 11, 2003

    Fountain Float

    Nandina makes a splash with Asian-style tapas

  • News

    October 9, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Thai Restaurant

    River Spice Thai Restaurant

  • Dining

    July 24, 2003

    Thai Sigh

    Coppell's Siam Thai Cuisine is a dry run

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Holy Hole

    Flamin' Papaya is hard to find but easy to enjoy

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Bow Thai

    The food at Banana Leaf is pretty tasty--and it looks good, too

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    Let's Talk Fish

    You might find yourself starting a conversation with the decorations at Sea Grill

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    Open This Door

    Behind the door lies nearly flawless food

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000

    Thango Tied

    Tasty Thai now available in Flower Mound

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    January 20, 2000

    Who knew?

    Thai Orchid is an oasis in chain-restaurant-riddled Addison

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999

    ... Thai me down

    Thai Garden is totally lacking

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999

    Thai me up, ...

    Thai Chili offers heat

  • Dining

    January 14, 1999

    Thai one on

    Two strip-mall restaurants offer decent, basic Southeast Asian fare

  • Dining

    March 26, 1998

    Chaya Sushi cooks

    This raw fish is beautiful to behold, even better to eat

  • Dining

    January 15, 1998

    Cold fusion

    Liberty's Asian fusion concept slips on a noodle

  • Dining

    May 8, 1997
  • Dining

    October 17, 1996

    Coming home

    Arunee's knows that there's more to dining than good food

  • Dining

    August 15, 1996

    The down side of success

    Thai Country's so good you may not be able to stand it

  • Dining

    September 14, 1995

    Higher heights, deeper depths

    Thai Taste's modest view goes along with its modest food

  • Dining

    August 31, 1995

    Fat zone

    Chow Thai celebrates the shameful splendor of fried food

  • Dining

    April 13, 1995

    Sweet and cuddly

    Go on, indulge--Thai Thai doesn't let heat get in the way of flavor

  • Dining

    April 13, 1995

    Tough-love Thai

    Thailanna's exquisitely spicy dishes make for real macho food

  • Dining

    January 5, 1995

    Currying favor

    Royal Thai is undoubtedly the prettiest Thai restaurant in town

  • Dining

    November 10, 1994

    Thai one on

    Bangkok City offers thrills beyond searing spices

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