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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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Chinese New Year Feast At Caravelle

chinese_new_yearby Steven Doyle

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in grand fashion this Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 5 to 8pm at Caravelle Restaurant, 400 N. Greenville Avenue in Richardson. This fourth annual event is hosted by Nelson Hsu who will explain the customs behind the New Year, and special prizes will be given out. Enjoy a 8-course feast with a cost of $40 per person, drinks and wine included. Dallas HuaYun Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra (GLCS), the premier Chinese music orchestra in Dallas will be performing as well. This event will sell out so grab your seats now.  Look at this wonderful menu:   Continue reading


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