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Com Tay Cam in DFW

I'm reposting the link in case it didn't work

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mais-vietname...

Jul 24, 2009
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Com Tay Cam in DFW

One of my good friends told me about this Vietnamese restaurant that has rice clay pots: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mais-vietname.... Is this what you're looking for? I've had this dish at restaurants in Houston and Austin, but haven't tried it in the DFW area. If not let me know and I will keep asking around for ya!

Jul 24, 2009
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Birthday dinner suggestions [Houston]

My baby sister's 14th birthday is this Saturday and I'd like to take her and the rest of my family out to dinner. I'd like to keep it to less than $25 per person (not including alcohol) and do not want any Asian or Mexican. My parents live in the 610 loop, but we don't mind driving out. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

May 20, 2009
al427 in Houston

[DFW] Best Vietnamese Sandwich - Banh Mi [DFW]

I actually don't mind five spice powder or star anise, but that's all I could taste on my sandwich that day. I guess I like my thit nuong different than how they prepare it or it was just a bad day.

Thanks for the suggestion!

May 03, 2009
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Best Vietnamese Sandwich - Banh Mi [DFW]

LewisvilleHounder,

What do you usually order at La Me? I tried it a few months ago after reading about it on this site and I was not very impressed. I ordered banh mi thit nuong and the pork had a very strong flavor to it. I think it was five spice powder. It also tasted a little old. The lady making my sandwich took the meat out of the refrigerator and microwaved it. I would like to try La Me again and order something different this time.

Thanks!

May 01, 2009
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Authentic Chinese in the Metroplex?

Thanks for all of the suggestions. The dishes sound great. I am definitely going to try out both Little Sichuan and Sichuanese. I eat Chinese food fairly often, but I would not be able to distinguish what dishes came from what region or style of cooking. Thanks again!

Apr 07, 2009
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Authentic Chinese in the Metroplex?

LewisvilleHounder,

What dishes do you recommend at Little Sichuan? I think I can somewhat tolerate spicy food (I grew up eating Lao and Thai food). Thanks! :)

Apr 07, 2009
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

DFW - $20, 2 People, Tarrant County Where to Eat? - DFW

Have you tried My Lan in Haltom City?

http://mylanrestaurant.com/default.aspx

Jan 20, 2009
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Irving Recs?

There is a Pho Pasteur (Vietnamese) on Belt Line and 635. They have pictures of some of the items so you can get an idea of what you're going to order.

If you like Thai, Blu Ginger is good. When I worked in Las Colinas I'd eat there whenever I craved Thai.

Oct 10, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Best Tofu or Tofu Dish (vegan)

One of my favorite tofu dishes is the lemongrass tofu with string beans at Caravelle. The tofu and string beans are both fried and the sauce is kind of sweet, but not too sweet.

Jul 24, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sushi restaurant recommendation in Houston

I am planning on taking my family out for sushi during Memorial Day weekend. What places would you recommend? I haven't tried many sushi restaurants in Houston because I began really liking it after moving away.

To give you an idea of what I like, when I lived in Austin my favorite places were Mikado and Musashino (not sure if they're still as good as I remember). I currently live in Dallas and my favorite places are Teppo, Tei Tei, and Sushi Sake.

Thanks!

May 06, 2008
al427 in Texas

[DFW] looking for best Lao food

You should call in advance to place your order in case they run out of what you want or if a cook is not in. Like I mentioned in the previous entry it is not a restaurant. It is a pretty small store, about the size of a convenient store, and I think they close around 7 or 7:30 on weekdays. (I should've never said it was a supermarket.)

May 04, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] looking for best Lao food

My parents really like the larb sold at this small Lao supermarket in Irving called Nalinh Market. Whenever I make a trip to Houston they always ask me to pick up a few orders. You can ask for it raw or cooked, extra spicy, etc. It's pretty good and only $7 an order. They sell sticky rice to go with it. They also sell papaya salad. I've never had it from there, but one of my friends orders it often. I have also tried their pad see ew. It's probably one of the best ones I've had (tastes similar to my Mom's). I'm sure they make other dishes as well. Hope this helps! I'm still on the search for good, authentic Lao and Thai food so if you have any recommendations let me know. I am willing to drive for good food. :)

May 03, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Blu Ginger Thai Cafe and La Joya Fine Mexican - DFW

I've tried the pad kee mow and pad see ew (I love noodles) and they were good. It's not a place I'd go out of my way to eat at, but it's decent enough to satisfy a Thai craving.

Mar 13, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Hector's on Henderson?

I dined at Hector's on Henderson about two weeks ago for the first time. The dishes we ordered were pretty healthy servings for the price (to me at least). I ordered the braised beef with parsnip puree and sauteed mushrooms. The food was pretty good, especially the white cheddar risotto, but it didn't "wow" any of us. The ambience is what put us off a little. We weren't aware that there was going to be live music, which is our fault for not checking out the website ahead of time (something I usually do). Aside from that the service and food were both good. Would I go back? I probably would not make an effort to go there again, but if a friend wanted to try it out I'd tag along.

Feb 06, 2008
al427 in Texas

Pho in Dallas?

I'd have to agree that Pho Pasteur is one of the best pho places. My friends and I eat there almost every weekend.

I also like Pho Bang in Garland. It's one of those hole in the wall type places and it's not as clean looking or spacious as Pho Pasteur. It reminds me of one of my favorite places in Houston, Pho Nguyen on Bellaire.

Feb 04, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Please help two starved travellers find the best moderately priced food in Dallas

What dishes do you recommend at Alo? I plan on checking it out some time soon.

Jan 28, 2008
al427 in Texas

Blu Ginger Thai Cafe and La Joya Fine Mexican - DFW

My coworker and I eat at Blu Ginger pretty often during lunch. We used to eat at Best Thai or Thai Chili (we work in Irving), but ever since Blu Ginger opened up that's the place we go to when we crave Thai. I really like their pad thai and that's not one of my favorite Thai dishes. My coworker often gets the pad see ew or yellow curry.

We finally tried Chaat Cafe and really enjoyed it. :)

Jan 28, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

need the scoop on Dallas Nobu

I've only been to Nobu once and I liked it. We ordered 5 dishes between 2 people and each dish ranged from $18-25. Would I go back there? Maybe, but there are so many other choices in Dallas that aren't as expensive.

Out of all the sushi restaurants I've tried so far I'd have to say that Teppo is one of my favorites. Every friend that I have taken there loves it.

Jan 25, 2008
al427 in Texas

Grimaldi's - Dallas

I had dinner there last night and it wasn't closed. I called in advance to make sure.

We tried the Mediterranean and Caesar salads and the pepperoni and sausage pizza. The toppings were very fresh and the crust was, like others said, perfect. I can't wait to go back!

Jan 07, 2008
al427 in Texas

Where can I find the best Asian noodle soups in Dallas?

I like the pho at Pho Bang in Garland. It's located in the same shopping center as Arc-En-Ciel. Their cha gio (egg rolls) are the made with rice paper, the traditional Vietnamese way.

I often end up at Pho Pasteur because it's close to me. I really like their pork and shrimp spring rolls. There are several locations.

The wonton noodle soup at First Chinese is one of my favorites too. I sometimes ask for Chinese broccoli to be added.

I'm still in search of places for spicy beef noodle soup and udon. Thanks for the suggestions!

Jan 04, 2008
al427 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Is there xiao long bao in Dallas?

I have tried both Jeng Chi and Yao Fuzi. I have to agree that the ones at Yao Fuzi were much better.

Jan 04, 2008
al427 in Texas

birthday cake ideas

For birthdays I usually order the White Chocolate Berry Cake from Bread Winners. It's one of my favorites, but I want to try something new. Any suggestions? I'm open to anything. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2007
al427 in Texas

Teppo (Dallas)

I tried it last week and really enjoyed it!

We ordered the following:
sashimi-salmon and yellowtail
nigiri-eel and snapper
rolls-soft shell crab roll and the Teppo roll (a "surprise" roll made by the chef)
yakitori- scallop and bacon, sirloin and garlic, and asparagus and bacon

Can't wait to go again!

Oct 30, 2007
al427 in Texas

Teppo (Dallas)

Have any of you guys been to Teppo on Greenville? What do you think about it?

Oct 25, 2007
al427 in Texas

[HOU] Mai's Vietnamese ?'s

Ga xoi mo xoi chien is actually a common dish served family style at Vietnamese weddings. Cornish hens are used and the rice is sticky rice that has a little bit of coconut in it. I'm not sure why the description says "rotisserie chicken" because the chicken is fried. Personally it's not a dish I would order for myself, but it's nice to have once in a while when dining family style. If you have any other questions about Vietnamese food I'll try my best to help. :)

Oct 25, 2007
al427 in Texas

Bistro B (DFW)

The nem nuong rolls are very good. That's the main reason I eat there. I didn't know they shipped the sauce!

Oct 20, 2007
al427 in Texas

Is there xiao long bao in Dallas?

I'm going to check out Yao Fuzi some time!

Oct 18, 2007
al427 in Texas

DFW suggestion?

I've been to a few birthday dinners at Caravelle in Richardson. Sometimes weddings are held on the weekend so you have to call in advance to make sure there isn't one. I think it's BYOB too. Two of my favorite dishes, served family style, are the lemongrass tofu with string beans and beef with snow pea leaves. The ladies that work there are very sweet as well.

Oct 18, 2007
al427 in Texas

Texas State Fair

If you like olives, the fried olive bites with spicy ranch are pretty tasty. The portion size for 10 coupons is kind of small though. I also found one stand that sold Cajun FRIED turkey legs. I'm normally not a fan of turkey legs, but I tried a piece of my friend's and liked it.

Oct 17, 2007
al427 in Texas