Category Archives: Vietnamese

Hot Pots, Shrimp Balls and Mary at Caravelle

by Steven Doyle

We drove through Chinatown in Richardson this week in search of something particular, but the restaurant we were looking for was a mob scene. So we carefully summoned past memories of all the many choices of restaurants in the plaza and decided on Caravelle which has a focus on Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.

You can certainly find a worthy bowl of pho on the menu, but was looking for something a bit different. For a soup we ordered a combination hot pot which would encompass many of the seafood items they offer, but we were being waited on by the most entertaining Mary, who is also a manager at the restaurant, and she directed us to the catfish hot pot.  She said it was much more authentic, and we are a sucker for that phrase.   Continue reading

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DaLat Soft Opening April 18

by Steven Doyle   photo by Irene Huang

Friend of craveDFW and bridge keeper over at the blog Chomp!, Irene Huang send us news that she has already sampled the pho over at the soon-to-open DaLat which is located on Fitzhugh in the former RedFork space. She has high regard for the Vietnamese soup and said that she worked up room for not one but two bowls during a preview dinner at DaLat.   Continue reading

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