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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
7.5
$35
Family-owned-and-run Thai eatery with two Plano locations

The family that runs Jasmine Thai Cuisine does fine with the standards, but like many Asian places, the dishes they make that others do not is what sets them apart.

“Thai Herbal Chicken” is an appetizer unlike any you will ever have. The chicken is in a very light tempura-style batter blended with lemongrass, fish sauce, and sugar, topped with sesame seeds and served with some fried Thai basil leaves. “Tempura Asian Water Spinach Salad” uses a similar tempura-style batter and… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
9.2
6.5
$15
A Vietnamese menu that covers a lot of ground, and succeeds in doing so

Quick, name your favorite place for pho. Okay, now what’s your favorite for banh mi? Bo bun Hue? All different places, right? Most Vietnamese places tend to have a singular focus and specialty, but Nam Hua is set apart by its varied menu, with multiple well-executed dishes.

Some of our favorites here are the banh xeo, which are easily the best rendition in Dallas. The crispy coconut crêpes come with hardly any grease and a soft center. Goi ngo sen (lotus… [More]