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Masala Wok Is A Fine Alternative For A Lunch On The Go

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With a menu full of interesting items such as samosas, chicken lollipops and spring rolls as appetizers, and Korma Masala and Vindaloo sauces with your choice of meats or vegetables, Masala Wok is more than just a fast casual restaurant serving flavors from Asia, including India and China, it is a fine repast for a quick lunch or dinner on the run. Be mindful, these are not the complex recipes of more fine dining establishments, but the quick outlets serve a perfect need for those with a hankering for something different than a burger and fries.

On a recent visit we devoured platefuls of dishes inspired by both Indian and Chinese descent. Masala Wok makes a perfectly fine Tikka Masala, that rich tomato and yogurt sauce that is slightly spicy with flavors of masala and coriander. We also ordered the Butter Chicken with its tomato gravy made with fresh tomato, garlic, cardamom and plenty of butter to supplement the richness of the dish. Everything can be kicked up if asked, or by adding the provided chili sauces.   Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch: Richardson’s Dining Scene Exposed

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We will be visiting Dallas area neighborhoods in the coming weeks to ferret out the very best cuisine by sections of real estate. Some of the best bites are found in pockets of town that remain hidden to only those who live nearby, and we plan to taste our way through them all. If you have a favorite neighborhood treat please drop us a line.

This week we checked out the nooks and crannies of Richardson and list the very best. Some may be familiar, others perhaps not so much.  Continue reading

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Dog Haus Opening July 22nd in Richardson

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Dog Haus, the celebrated craft casual concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one-of-a-kind creations, will open its next franchise location in Richardson on July 22. Located at 744 S. Central, in the Richardson Restaurant Park, this will be franchisee Ron Ryan’s first location with the brand, which was founded in 2010 by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz, and André Vener to recapture the nostalgic childhood experience of eating a hot dog. To commemorate its arrival in the Richardson area, Ryan will invite locals to swing by for a free Haus Dog on Opening Day.   Continue reading

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Ten50 BBQ Smoking on Three Years

ten3by Steven Doyle

Ten50 BBQ in Richardson is about to celebrate three years of smoke later this summer after already going through a series of makeovers, most notably the bar which is in sprite condition with its long row of stools ready to BBQ and beer its guests.

General BBQ wisdom sets sites on the pork ribs at Ten50, where they serve tender St Louis style which carries more meat-to-bone ratio than say baby backs, but with the same luster and bite. Hickory is the wood of choice, but we did spot a stack of post oak which is known for its long burning flavorful hard smoke.  Continue reading

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Jeng Chi Adds Full Service Bar

jc1by Steven Doyle  photos by Suzi Migdol

Opening in 1990 Jeng Chi has a flair for Chinese that is rarely found in Dallas. So many Chinese restaurants are geared towards the American sensibility and loses something in the translation, but Jeng Chi stays true and we profit from this ideal.

A recent visit found a new twist to the restaurant which is located in Richardson’s Little China on Greenville Avenue near Main. Jeng Chi is no stranger to change, first opening a few doors down from its current 8,300 square feet of dining room and kitchen. Originally guests had but a few seats to choose from. Now banquets are served handily, and large celebrations are enjoyed at Jeng Chi. The latest addition is their full service bar.   Continue reading

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First Look: Wokk Asian Cookhouse

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A new fast-casual popped up recently in Richardson and caught our eye as we were passing through the busy neighborhood. Wokk Asian Cookhouse is now open and serving familiar but tasty versions of old favorites using fresh and local ingredients.

Wokk was created by a father and son team who were looking for a New Asian type of cooking taking old school dishes to another level. So you will find your Kung Pao and Orange Chicken, but with stronger and more refined flavors not often found in walk-up counter service.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ at Pho Pasteur

cornishby Steven Doyle

There are so many wonderful dishes to be found at the Richardson pho staple restaurant, Pho Pasteur. You will certainly enjoy the bun mang vit, duck soup to you and me, or the grilled pork chop adorned with a fried egg. But today we wish to order the Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ, or simply a Cornish hen and rice.

The tiny hen is plump with juicy meat, and a deliciously crisped outer layer that quickly relents with each bite. This dish pairs perfectly with the fresh spring rolls.   Continue reading

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