If you like eating crabs, then you will absolutely adore the soft shell crab.
Maryland is famous for its many fresh seafood varieties such as blue crab, oysters and fish. Arguably the most delicious variety of them all, however, is the soft shell crab.
So what’s the difference between a regular crab and a soft shell crab, you ask? A soft shell crab is essentially a crab that has outgrown the size of its hard shell and thus shed its exterior layer by a process called molting. Molting consists of a soft shell being formed underneath a crab’s hard shell. Continue reading →
Asian Mint and award-winning Chef/Owner Nikky Phinyawatana is hosting a virtual “Escape to Thailand” to celebrate the holidays like Nikky used to in Bangkok, Thailand with a cooking class featuring holiday recipes and stories from Nikky on Wednesday, December 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Since so many people can’t travel this holiday season, Nikky hopes to transport her guests to Thailand to give the feel of a New Year getaway! Nikky will teach participants how to make some of her favorite Thai holiday recipes including Tom Yum/Tom Kha Soup and Pad Thai with Nikky’s special sauce and easy recipes. These soups are soul-comforting and staples in Thai cuisine.
Asian Mint’s owner/chef, Nikky Phinyawatana has launched Chef Mint from Home, a meal kit program that comes with pre-measured, fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe cards to make four meals for two people. These kits allow you to bring the Asian Mint experience to you in the comfort of your home. The inaugural kit includes Vegetable Dumplings, Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup and Jasmine Rice and is available for$58. Continue reading →
Asian Mint and award-winning Chef/Owner Nikky Phinyawatana will host a cooking class at the Asian Mint Richardson location on Saturday, March 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The class will be a hands-on, interactive experience learning how to make Larb Mushroom and Chicken Basil. Larb Mushroom is a vegetarian take on a Lao meat salad and is regarded as the unofficial national dish of Laos. Chicken Basil is a classic Thai dish that is typically served with rice. Recipes can be altered to be made gluten free and vegan if needed. Continue reading →
Asian Mint and award-winning Chef/Owner Nikky Phinyawatana will host a cooking class at the Asian Mint Inwood location on Saturday, February 8 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The class will be a hands-on, interactive experience learning how to make Tom Kha, Tom Yum and Fried Rice. These dishes are perfect comfort food in the chilly weather. Tom Kha is a Thai coconut soup and Tom Yum is a Thai lemongrass soup. Recipes can be altered to be made gluten free and vegan if needed. Continue reading →
Popular Dallas Thai restaurant, Asian Mint will open its fourth Dallas-area location at 300 W. Campbell Rd, Suite 140 in Richardson on Monday, October 7. The space was formerly quick-serve concept, EnjoyMint – meant to be a sister concept of Asian Mint.
Founder, Nikky Phinyawatana says, “We are thrilled to introduce Asian Mint to Richardson and feel confident this transformation was a smart move. We are also celebrating our 15th anniversary this month and feel it’s perfect timing for the opening.”
Asian Mint is a restaurant where guests can have fresh Thai food prepared in a healthy way in an inviting but modern atmosphere while enjoying a nice bottle of wine or Asian inspired cocktails and end the meal with a selection of house-made Asian inspired desserts. Continue reading →