Heard of Mama Fu's? You will soon. They're set to open 14 new restaurants across Dallas and Collin counties over the next several years.
This fast-casual Asian-inspired chain is based out of Austin (Murphy Adams Restaurant Group). The local units are being brought to the area by MFDC Partners, whi ... More >>
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 >>
Take that, Epic Meal TimeAre 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 >>
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 >>
Secret Recipe's Hainanese-style roasted chickenMalaysia 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 >>
Vegetarian activists are rejoicing over the debut of five new vegan items at 7-Eleven stores in Manhattan, but a spokesperson for the convenience store says the sale of artichoke spinach noodles on 42nd Street doesn't portend the national roll-out of a meatless menu.
"I'm not sure where they ... More >>
All photos by Kristy YangAt the Food Court in ThailandI'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 >>
Photos by Kristy YangDespite 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Duck curry Bangkok City4503 Greenville Ave.214-691-8233Promised delivery time: 45-60 minutesActual delivery time: 59 minutesHaving to call 3 times before someone actually picked up the phone: -20Finally getting someone to answer, and very politely take my order: 15Double-checking my long order, and ... More >>
Like most worthwhile "hidden gem" ethnic eateries we dream about, Thai Noodle and Rice is nondescript, a dive next to the Shop n' Go on North Fitzhugh near I-75. And fortunately, the shabby exterior seems to promise something good, worthwhile--very different than overfused and overpriced pan-Asian ... More >>
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 >>