Connect with us

Food + Drink

Unique Asian-Inspired Dishes at Kuai Asian Kitchen

Fresh, fast and delicious fair.



Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

Kuai Asian Kitchen, founded by Jeff Hancock, offers diners a unique, healthier approach to well-known Asian-inspired dishes.

The word “Kuai” means “fast” or “quick” in Mandarin Chinese.

The concept offers quick, quality, affordable fair inspired by six countries: Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and India. All menus items are either steamed, baked or boiled. There are no fryers or microwaves on-site.

“We try to pick the “best of” menu items from each country,” says Hancock. “People are becoming increasingly familiar with Asian food and willing to try dishes that at one point may have been considered intimidating.”

Known for their flavorful Asian Rice Bowls, Dumplings, Soups, Salads and Iced Teas, some of their other popular menu items include the Ahi Tuna Tower Bowl, made with Spicy Sashimi Tuna, Wasabi-Crab Salad, Red Bell Pepper and Avocado; Thai Chicken Bowl, made with Spicy Red Curry, Coconut Milk, Grounded Peanuts, Bell Peppers and Basil; Spring Roll Soup, made with Shrimp, Tender Chicken Breast and Thin Rice Noodles in Pork Broth; Pork Dumplings, made with a mix of chopped Pork, Cabbage, Scallions, Ginger, Garlic Chives and Asian Spices.

In addition, Kuai offers gourmet 100% Ceylon black tea in eight different hand-crafted flavors – Honey Ginger, Cranberry, Lemon Mint, Mango Peach, Peach, Raspberry, Sweet Tea and regular Iced Tea.

After indulging in a delicious dish at Kuai, guests are invited to treat themselves to the complimentary frozen yogurt for dessert available in four mouthwatering flavors.

Kuai Asian Kitchen has locations at Republic Tower (325 North St. Paul Street), Renaissance Tower (1201 Elm Street) and North Dallas near Galleria (13710 Dallas Parkway, Suite G).

  • Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

  • Spring Rolls - Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

  • Thai Chicken - Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

  • Dumplings - Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

  • Seoul Beef - Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

  • Assorted teas - Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

  • Frozen yogurt - Photo courtesy of Kuai Asian Kitchen/Facebook (Photo credit: Kathy Tran)

Around + Beyond

Chinese New Year Dinner

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. Come celebrate at The Chinese Neighbor.



Photo courtesy of The Chinese Neighbor

The Chinese Neighbor will host an 8-course feast of special dishes by Chef Bob Tam on Sunday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm at the Prosper, TX location.

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. The Year of the rat celebrates wealth, surplus and the beginning of a new day.

The menu has been set, but may change due to availability of ingredients & Chef Bob Tam’s whimsey.

First Course – Malted Shrimp Chips, Chinese Onion Dip
Second Course – Century Deviled Eggs
Third Course – Smoked Salmon “Everything” Eggroll
Fourth Course – Mustard Green Egg Drop Soup
Fifth Course – Grilled Cheese Dumpling, H.K. Borscht
Sixth Course – Golden Boy Pizza’s Clams Clams & Garlic, Lo Bak Go (Daikon Crepe)
Seventh Course – Mala (Sichaun Peppercorn), Carbonara Lo Mien
Eight Course – Truffle & Crispy Egg Custard Fried Rice

Visit the Eventbrite page for more details and to purchase tickets.

This information was provided as a press release.

Continue Reading

Food + Drink

Food Championships Coming to Fair Park

The World Food Championships is will join a wonderful lineup of 2020 events in the historic location.



Photo courtesy of World Food Championships

World Food Championships (WFC), the multi-day, highest stakes food competition, announced that it will hold its 9th annual Tournament of Champions at one of Dallas’ most historic venues, Centennial Hall at Fair Park, from November 6-10, 2020.

Fair Park, which serves as the location for many popular events such as the State Fair of Texas, the North Texas Irish Festival and Earth X and most recently the NHL’s Winter Classic, offers numerous benefits to WFC’s 2020 program line-up, not to mention a unique backdrop of iconic Art Deco architecture for the Ultimate Food Fight.

“We are thrilled to host the 9th Annual World Food Championships and look forward to working with the organizers to make it the best World Food Championships ever,” commented Spectra’s Peter Sullivan, General Manager for Fair Park.

The Fair Park location offers a first-time opportunity for WFC to conduct most of its food-fighting activity indoors. Providing a space big enough to encompass this larger-than-life food experience inside was one of Centennial Hall’s unique qualities.

The live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world’s best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories. In 2019, more than 450 culinary teams from 11 countries and 42 American states competed in WFC’s Main Event. The Ten Category champs crowned will now face-off in the $100,000 challenge that will determine the overall World Food Champion at The Final Table: Indianapolis in May 2020.

“Moving to Fair Park in Dallas is going to be a milestone moment for WFC,” commented Mike McCloud, President and CEO of WFC. “We will be able to contain the majority of our activities — from cooking to judging, competitor award programs to sponsor demos and consumer sampling — under one roof. But probably most importantly, we will be able to control the cooking environment better than ever and not worry about weather elements like wind, rain or humidity. This will be a huge benefit to our teams’ abilities to cook and compete at their very best.”

More news and ticket information about WFC 2020 and plans for the new venue will be revealed throughout the coming months. Follow the World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships) for more Food Sport updates.

This information was provided as a press release.

Continue Reading

Food + Drink

Tailgate BBQ at Four Seasons Dallas with Pitmaster Jack Arnold of Snake River Farms

Don’t miss this exciting dining experience.



Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Dallas

In Texas, tailgating is an art. It takes proper planning and execution. Moreover, to execute the best tailgate, one must have the best grill.

Four Seasons Resort Dallas welcomes Pitmaster and Guest Chef Jack Arnold from Snake River Farms and Big Green Egg to showcase the ultimate grilling experience.

The Tailgate Barbecue kicks off at 6:00 pm on November 30, 2019 in the Pavilion at Four Seasons Resort Dallas.

“We are looking forward to a great evening with Jack and serving up a delicious menu that will leave attendees salivating for more barbecue,” says Christof Syré, Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

Jack, who exclusively cooks on four Big Green Egg grills, will share tips and grilling techniques as well as his passion for grilling that he learned from his dad, a south Texan and his main inspiration for charcoal grilled and slow smoked beef. Jack represents Snake River Farms, which is a family-owned company with more than 50 years of experience in the beef industry, producing some of the highest quality American wagyu beef from ranch to table.

Chef Syré and Guest Chef Jack Arnold’s mouth-watering menu includes bourbon molasses blazed Snake River Farms kurobuta pork shoulder tacos; Texas bobby quail, jalapeño, goat cheese and bacon lollipops; hickory charred Snake River Farms American wagyu black grade cap of ribeye bites; brown sugar guajillo Snake River Farms pork belly; and whole grilled red fish with sweet peppers, caramelized onions and canton tomatoes. Side dishes served up from the grill are charred shishito peppers with smoked tomato aioli; charred fall veggie kebabs with chimichurri; and cast iron roasted patatas brava with guajillo spiced sea salt.

Accompaniments include warm BBQ potato salad; cole slaw; grilled baby romaine; and corn and black bean salad.

Finish up the evening with pumpkin pie in a jar; cherry cobblers; bourbon flamed baked Alaska; banana pudding; warm cookies; baked brown sugar caramel apples; and liquid nitro ice cream.

The event is $65 per person and a cash bar is available for libations. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 972 717 2525 to reserve a spot.

Continue Reading