I have always been enamored by the incredible dishes at Malai Kitchen in West Village in Uptown Dallas, but wanted to share what was probably the best part of any of the meals I have had there – the coconut pie.
I loved the pie so very much that we called Malai and asked for the recipe. Now we are not normally a recipe loving web site, but this pie is special. It deserves all the love and attention it can garner. If you can bake pies, use the recipe. If you cannot, call them and reserve a pie for your Thanksgiving table.
Earlier this week at Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen, owners Yasmin and Braden Wages hosted another great off-menu dinner with guest chef Paul Singhapong.
Many of the spices used were bought by Chef Singhapong on a recent trip to Thailand. Chef Wages told guests that the menu for this 5-course meal was in the planning stages since May. The food was plentiful, flavorful, and perfectly suited for a hot August evening in Texas. Continue reading →
This past April we checked out a fantastic one-up dinner at Malai in the West Village. Thai Me Up was guest cheffed by the legendary Chef Paul Singhapong who you may remember from the Brasserie Savoy Restaurant in San Francisco, Beau Nash at Dallas Crescent Court Hotel, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, The Melrose, Nana at the Anatole and The French Room at the Adolphus.
The chef promised round two of this very exclusive dinner and we have a look at the menu. The dinner is this Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7pm. The dinner is only $55 per person(beverages included) and promises to be an intimate evening filled with authentic Thai cuisine not found anywhere in this city. This is a 5-course journey through Northern Thailand. Dinner will be served family-style, with all participants dining together. Continue reading →
While at Cornell, Braden was awarded the Hotel School’s prestigious R.C. Kopf Student Achievement Scholarship Award, providing him the opportunity to visit and work at wineries and restaurants throughout California, Italy and France. This experience expanded Braden’s palate and ignited his desire to seek out new and exotic culinary adventures. After graduation, he spent three months traveling through Southeast Asia. Continue reading →
I am not sure if you have seen any of the old reruns of Hee Haw that will pop up on television on the occasional Saturday afternoon, but there was a segment where a character named Grandpa Jones would rattle off a litany of crazy country cooking and pronounce it supper. The last few days seems like it has been a similar feeding frenzy. A burger here, a whole fish there, and a few cups of pho to settle it all in for the day.
I thought it might be interesting to show a few photos of what I have had over the past week. If you have some recent food shots you wish to share with the craveDFW audience, feel free to send them our way with a description. Continue reading →
I often make the wrong assumption that people are aware of the entire vegan offerings at both Best Thai locations. This is an establishment that I frequent and believe you will once you have your first taste.
Thai is one of the safer genres for vegans, although you do need to ask about the soup stock and fish sauce. Best Thai gives you more than the standard “add tofu to the existing noodle or curry dishes”. Continue reading →