Well, you went and did it. You did the beer before liquor and now have never been sicker. Or perhaps too many sulfites from that red wine you blasted through last night. Or you simply just drank too much and now are suffering an epic hangover. We get it. No, we really get it and have a cure for that. We have a few hangover relief tricks, plus a list of some really good local foods that will help ease the pain of the season.
First, let’s seriously look at how you might prevent that hangover to begin with. And we do not mean abstinence. That cannot possibly be any fun. Continue reading →
Bean curd, or tofu is relatively simple to create by pressing coagulated soy milk into submission which can be soft, firm or extra firm. If you follow us with any sort of regularity you will not we do appreciate our animal filled dinner plates, but it is true we have a soft spot for a well thought out vegetarian or vegan dish.
Tofu definitely has its place at the center of the plate and can be thoroughly delicious. The magic behind tofu, besides its low caloric nature coupled with large amounts of protein and necessary nutrients, is the fact that it is the chameleon of the dining scene. It may take on great flavors when added by the right cook. Sauces are tofu’s friend. Continue reading →
In an uncertain world there are few things we might find comforting. The snuggles of a cute puppy, a breezy gust of cool Winter air, and certainly the steaming platter of fried rice from DaLat. The dish comes with Chinese pork sausage and shrimp. You may add a fried egg as a topper (highly suggested) and sub out the shrimp for tofu or chicken. How ever you concoct your fried rice, it will arrive at your table steaming with a slight crispness that will send you reeling.
The fried rice is a great dish to share, which opens options and further choices. Of course the pho is delicious, especially late night after a few choice cocktails. But as of late the choice has been Soup 4 The Soul which is a bowl of broth with rice instead of the requisite noodles, meatballs, pico de gallo, and a choice of chicken, beef or tofu. This is a soothing and most comforting bowl that is fantastic year round.
Plenty can be written about Khanh Nguyen at DaLat. He is definitely the king of the late night menu, serving pho and plenty of other interesting Vietnamese items on into the night. Arrive at 1:59 and you will be welcome to order, whereas any other establishment would be sweeping and shaking you off to find bad waffles for your 2am fix. Many of the late night patrons are waiters, bartenders and chefs. Others arrive directly from the bars that surround the neighborhood. All are welcomed with a steaming bowl of pho, or one of the many other items that will definitely sooth your soul.
And damn those delicious little DaLat shooters which are Vietnamese meatballs seared and sunk into a spicy broth of sake, coconut and cream. Toss your head back for a moment of bliss. Continue reading →
More news from the King of Late Night, Khanh Nguyen who owns both DaLat, the interesting and quirky pho restaurant with the late night hours, and ZaLat, the pizzeria that has even later hours. Both restaurants are located on Fitzhugh. Today Khanh tells craveDFW that he plans another location, and actually signed a new lease just after midnight this morning. The new Zalat will be located on the northwest corner of Legacy and Independence Parkway in the Legacy Village Shopping Center at 7224 Independence Parkway. It will mirror the Fitzhugh location exactly and only serve take out and delivery. This is in a former Domino’s Pizza location. Continue reading →
The banh mi has become more popular in the past few years in Dallas. You see them on menus fused, and sometimes dazed and confused. The sandwich is a by-product of the French occupation of Vietnam, and starts with a wonderful baguette that displays an ever so crisp exterior, and a more inviting soft center. As for fillings, we often think grilled pork, and what a wondefful selection that can be. However, in Vietnam you might find a more interesting and broader choice of meats including Vietnamese sausage, roasted pork, spreadable pork liver pâté, grilled chicken, chicken floss, sardines in tomato sauce, soft pork meatballs in tomato sauce, head cheese, fried eggs, and tofu.
To top your sandwich, you might select fresh or pickled vegetables such as cucumber slices, cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon in shredded form. Common condiments include sriracha, sliced chilies, mayonnaise, and even cheese.