[DFW] Best Place to find cold or cool eats [DFW}
- LewisvilleHounder Jul 5, 2011 09:08 PM
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
Some sushi rolls (cucumber and rice paper) - will explain if asked
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
200 N Jack Kultgen Expy, Waco, TX 76704
Valley View Cafe
2300 Valley View Ln Ste 140, Irving, TX 75062
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.
4386 Western Center Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137
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!