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Jul 5, 2011 09:08 PM

[DFW] Best Place to find cold or cool eats [DFW}

It is burning hot these days and nothing heavy is even crossing my mind. I am getting tired of salad and would just like some input of everyone's favorite way to beat the heat.

Here is a list of a few of mine:
Naengnmyeon (Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles)
Ceviche (Mexican, Peruvian, and Thai)
Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)
Sichuan Cold Cucumbers
Sichuan Cold Marinated Bamboo Shoots
Chinese greens with edamame
Sushi nigiri
Some sushi rolls (cucumber and rice paper) - will explain if asked

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  1. Cold DanDan Nooles
    Vermicelli dishes at good Vietnamese places
    Boild/chilled shrimp

    1. There is a restaurant called China Grill that is actually in Valley View Mall (I know that already sounds awful), but they specialize in Northern Chinese cuisine which has a lot of cold dishes that are really good. I thought there was no way this place was going to be good but was very pleasantly surprised. It's my go-to for anything that is not Southern Chinese (I go to First Chinese BBQ for that).

      First Chinese BBQ
      111 S. Greenville Ave., Richardson, TX 75081

      China Grill
      200 N Jack Kultgen Expy, Waco, TX 76704

      Valley View Cafe
      2300 Valley View Ln Ste 140, Irving, TX 75062

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      1. re: cinquiemepeche

        That and I like the sno cones from Docs Food Store but I think that is going on a completely different direction for cold foods. Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, Sno Cones...

        1. re: cinquiemepeche

          Thanks for the recs...even sno cones are good too. Where is Doc's Central and Royal?

            1. re: cinquiemepeche

              If you go to Docs, be sure to ask for the natural flavors (made daily - not from a pre-made syrup). My favorite is cucumber and lime.

      2. had oysters on the half shell at J&J's last Thursday night in Burleson as well as peel & eat shrimp. My rule is never eat oysters in a month that doesn't have an "R", but the oysters were much better than my horrible shrimp salad. It was SOOOO boring. I never salt my food, but even with salt and hot sauce, the shrimp salad was still boring.

        Tomorrow night I may just have sushi at Wild Sushi since a horse trainer friend of mine is getting into town and he OWES me a sushi dinner from last December. I ran a horse of his through a sale last December and he promised me a sushi dinner.

        Tonight I made a three mushroom pasta that was delicious hot and will be equally wonderful at room temperature tomorrow for lunch. My coworker is already looking forward to it.

        Wild Sushi
        4386 Western Center Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137

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        1. re: Barbara76137

          I really like the Thai dish, lahb. Spicy Beef/chicken with lime, mint, and red onions. It's fresh and clean and light for summer.

          Dinner at Kalachandji's, fresh vegetarian. They have an amazing patio.

          And TC Shaved Ice ( on Garland Road) for a Knockout- a scoop of homemade Pina Colada ice cream, a full cup of the shaved ice (in the flavor of your choice), topped with another scoop of ice cream. So good!

        2. Does anyone know of a place that serves New Orleans style Snoballs? Those things are great. Also, a diablita (sp?) from one of the fruiterias is a good summer food.

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          1. re: Jugg

            I think Doc's Food Store does (or so people say), but I'm not sure I know what NO style snoballs are.