Cosmos is a dive with good taste. Where else can you enjoy a PBR alongside a marvelous martini and a bowl of pho? Here you will find spot-on Vietnamese and oddly enough, pizza. Selections include excellent bánh mi and vinegar-spiked dumplings, plus some of the best wings in Dallas. Take it all in and enjoy the beatnik atmosphere that will drive you back to another era.Continue reading
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Malai Kitchen, a staple in the Dallas dining scene, is set to open their fourth location inside Preston Center Shopping Center at 6130 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX 75225 (former Bartaco space) on Tuesday, November 2. The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Husband and wife duo, Yasmin and Braden Wages, who own and operate Malai Kitchen, are known for their modern take on Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.Continue reading
This week we trekked down to Lower Greenville for a visit to one of the hottest spots in Dallas as they celebrate the Lunar New Year, as well as its 6-month anniversary.
Ngon, meaning “delicious”, features a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes in a festive and bright setting. The space includes a twelve-seat bar, a spacious dining room, and a patio for those who wish to dine outdoors during this time. Enjoy the peek, then head down to eat.Continue reading
After a decade in the restaurant business, Carol Nguyen wanted to open her first Vietnamese restaurant on Lower Greenville serving the food from her upbringing in Ha Noi and food from her favorite street vendors that she loves to eat. She was inspired to open Ngon when she wasn’t able to find the same culinary experiences and tastes of home in the Dallas area. Full of greenery, the modern and bright restaurant officially opens in early September at 1907 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75206 (the old Shiva space).
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.
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