Best New Foods around Dallas to Try in 2017
For Chinese Food:
Wu Wei Din Chinese Cuisine
(15th and Independence in Plano)
Wu Wei Din opened in 2016 and has impressed even the hardest critique who has traversed all over Asia with a hungry stomach (me). With mostly Taiwanese-inspired dishes like Braised Beef Noodle Soup, Spicy Wontons, Pork Chop Rice, Stewed Combo (Beef, Tripe, Pork Ear, Bean Curd), Drunken Chicken, Preserved Egg, Wonton Noodle, Water Spinach, Wu Wei Din is authentic and rich in flavor and taste. It’s practically like flying half-way around the world to sample some of the most delicious dishes in Asia. Though prices aren’t nearly as cheap as you would find in Asia, it is still fair and worth a visit if you’re in to try some authentic Taiwanese/Chinese food.
For Halal Food:
The Halal Guys
(75 between Belt line and Spring Valley on the West side)
The Halal Guys finally did it: they went from building a stand in NYC to becoming famous and moving its first store-front to Dallas just last year. If you’re craving Chicken & Lamb platter with white & red sauce, no need to travel to the big Apple anymore for this taste bud explosion. The gyros, meat, rice, falafels, are all cooked to perfection; albeit a bit greasy but wonderful to the tastebuds. If you’re in for some kickin’ halal food, stop by The Halal guys off Central Expressway in Richardson.
For Japanese Food:
Kula Revolving Sushi Bar
(Legacy and 75)
Japan is renown for some of the best revolving sushi belt restaurants where you’ll find small plates of sushi being transported on a belt that goes around to each table. You simply take the plates of sushi you want to eat and if you don’t find anything passing by that you want, you can also special order items from their menu. Kula brought this concept to Dallas just last year and has already racked up almost 400 4-star reviews on Yelp. All the sushi is organic and made with no MSG. Prices are affordable at $2.25 a plate and most items ordered from the kitchen are under $6.00. The wasabi is all made and served fresh. The service is great. And you get a special prize after 15 plates. You can’t beat an expe
rience like that!
For American Food:
(Renner and Plano)
Super Chix just opened up last year in the new plaza behind the new headquarters of State Farm Insurance. Its chicken are freshly fried each day and are served with hand cut fries with various special seasonings and a wide array of home made sauces to go with the meal. With many similarities in menu and concept to the famous Chick-Fil-A fast-food chain, Super Chix is more of a sit down place that also serves beer and craft sodas. There is a generous selection of beers to choose from to complement your meal. But the best thing at Super Chix is the custard, the flight sampler is a must. Though the meal itself is pretty heavy, particularly with the custard – all the food is freshly made with high quality ingredients. And if you’re cutting down, they also have healthier grilled options. Best of all, the prices are not too bad for the amount of food you get.
For Italian Food:
Piada Italian Street Food
(Richardson, Frisco, Fort Worth)
Piada has quickly expanded its national chain just recently into the Dallas-Fort Worth market and has already racked up hundreds of 4-star reviews on Yelp. Inspired by the food carts and markets on the very streets of Italy, Piada brings authentic Italian food that is not overly heavy with carbs and calories (that you may normally find in Italian restaurants). The signature dish is the Piada which is an Italian thin crust dough hand-rolled and baked with fresh ingredients stuffed inside. There are different set Piadas you can order from the menu but you can also customize to-order what you want in your Piada. Aside from the Piadas, there is also a selection of fresh-made Pasta, salads, meatball, soups, and fresh made cannoli for dessert. Best of all, you get to wash down your meal with authentic Italian cream soda. It gets packed during lunchtime but service is fairly quick as it’s not full-service. If you’re feeling Italian, drop by one of the new Piada locations for fresh, authentic Italian food.