This past weekend Ka-Tip, the future Thai restaurant that will occupy a space street-level in the Harvest Lofts at the Dallas Farmers Market, previewed their menu to a capacity crowd at Taco y Vino in Oak Oak Cliff. There guests tasted a small variety of dishes that pleased and in some cases surprised the guests with their marvelous flavors.
“There really is nothing like our food in Dallas, these are the true flavors of Thailand,” oKa-Tip owner George Kaiho told us via a phone interview. George is half Japanese while his girlfriend is Thai, and she is the one who showed Kaiho how the flavors worked using recipes from her childhood, and ingredients rarely found in the North Texas area. Continue reading →
We met up with a very enthusiastic Michael Martensen, owner of Proof + Pantryin One Arts Plaza, who was pleased to chat up his new menu which is all about Thai cuisine and we couldn’t have been more pleased.
Now in its third year on the plaza Proof + Pantry seems to have unlocked the code for sustaining a good business model at a location which has had its moments in restaurant history. The key is obviously a fantastic cocktail program, which Martensen has this shining ability to perform, and one seriously good menu which offers staples that will most likely never be removed. These items include their tenderloin with truffled whipped potatoes, a crazy good dish of mussels, burrata, you get the idea. But the seasonal side of the menu is where all the fun begins. Continue reading →
CrushCraft, the beautiful fast casual Thai restaurant located at 2800 Routh Street in the Quadrangle, serves up some very tasty Thai street eats all day and very late into the evening. What makes Khao Soi so very special is the variety of flavors and textures in one bowl. It enlivens the taste buds and begs for more bites. Continue reading →
After the radio show this past Sunday a few of us decided to check out the new ‘Suki Sunday’ at Pakpao. This is the Thai Sukiyaki that our co-host Chef Uno remembers as a child and was excited to sample the new offering. Uno made the comment that when she was very young her mother would make suki sauce and bottle it for sale to friends and neighbors. We were all excited to sample the cuisine and headed to the Design District.
We arrived shortly before 7pm and were told that the Suki Sunday was more of a brunch feature for the restaurant and cut off at 4pm, but after some puppy dog eye stares to the chef we were soon set up with our own Suki station. This was basically a double sided steaming pot, one side filled with water, the other with a rich broth to cook our meats and vegetables. Continue reading →
This past April we checked out a fantastic one-up dinner at Malai in the West Village. Thai Me Up was guest cheffed by the legendary Chef Paul Singhapong who you may remember from the Brasserie Savoy Restaurant in San Francisco, Beau Nash at Dallas Crescent Court Hotel, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, The Melrose, Nana at the Anatole and The French Room at the Adolphus.
The chef promised round two of this very exclusive dinner and we have a look at the menu. The dinner is this Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7pm. The dinner is only $55 per person(beverages included) and promises to be an intimate evening filled with authentic Thai cuisine not found anywhere in this city. This is a 5-course journey through Northern Thailand. Dinner will be served family-style, with all participants dining together. Continue reading →