Whats Your Favorite Salad in DFW
- DallasDude Dec 28, 2009 06:18 PM
Looking for decent salads such as a nice chef, a home made caeser, and particularly unusual or unusal takes on the salad.
I have some places I like a papaya salad. How about you?
My favorite salad is the St James Salad at Boudreaux's and there is now one at the southeast corner of Campbell Road and North Central Expressway. I sub the grilled chicken for grilled shrimp but understand that Boudreaux's does not use Gulf shrimp, they are farm raised shrimp and have very little taste. The St James Salad is awesome but they also have a good Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad. I haven't had their Greek Salad but I hear that is very good too. Their honey creole remoulade dressing is to die for. I sometimes buy a pint to take home. Boudreaux's also has decent crawfish etouffee and excellent dirty rice for a Texas joint. I like their boudin balls too. Their Catfish Bienville is very good as are any of the blackened fish dishes. Their Jalapeno Cornbread is awesome. When we eat out I usually only like one, maybe two dishes at each restaurant but at Boudreaux's there are several things I really love. Just steer clear of the shrimp if you are not crazy about the farm raised variety. I imagine you are looking for something more sophisticated than Boudreaux's but it's all I've got for you so try it on a casual day.
Do lettuce wraps and chutneys also count?
Goi Ngo Sen Vit/Ga - Lotus Root Salad with choice of duck or chicken at Nam Hua
Goi Bo Thai Lan - a Thai Beef style salad that the Vietnamese make. It was avaiable at New Kien Giang before their demise - Nam Hua
Goi Tieng Cling - a spicy salad with shrimp and crunchy vegetables
Goi Gan Bo - Beef Jerky Salad - Nam Hua
Goi Cung Dihn - Royal Palace Salad - Nam Hua
Goi Du Du Kho Bo - Green Papaya Salad with Beef Jerky - Bistro B
Goi Mit Ngo Sen - Jackfruit and Lotus Root Salad - Bistro B or Nam Hua
Som Tum I like mine with Crab and Shrimp - Jasmine Thai Plano
Yum Neau - I like it spicy - Jasmine Thai - Plano
Larb - I would get the beef version - Jasmine Thai or Bangkok Orchid - Plano and Irving respectively
Naam Tok - Bangkok Orchid - Irving
More to follow
oh wow, what a great thread you've started! if i may offer a suggestion: you ought to take all of the responses you get here and turn it into some kind of uber-blog posting! would love to see that. i always like to contribute my two cents to that kind of thing.
my suggestion for a great salad is a little offbeat but here goes: the brand new Asian Crunch Salad at Applebee's. I know, i know - Applebee's, oh NO - but don't knock it if you haven't tried it! It has grilled chicken breast served over crunchy salad greens, roasted red peppers, sugar snap peas and refreshing cucumbers. With a tangy Asian vinaigrette and sliced almonds. (LOVE the sliced almonds.)
If that doesn't float your boat, they also have a Paradise Chicken Salad that is seriously like paradise: pineapple, mandarin oranges, fresh apple chunks, pico de gallo and crisp greens, topped with slices of blackened grilled chicken and served with cool balsamic vinaigrette. It's - how do they say it - THE BOMB
p.s. (sorry for double comments, but I forgot about this salad) - the other night I had the side salad at Black-Eyed Pea and it was really great and fresh. It had a blend of Iceberg, Romaine, and Baby Spinach mixed with diced cucumbers, diced tomatoes, a mix of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, and homemade garlic croutons. It was all super fresh and delish. Served with your choice of homemade dressings. I like that you can get it as a side for $3.49 but also with your entrée for $1.99 (which is how I got it)