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Head to Malai Kitchen for Thai Cuisine With A Twist

November 19, 2014 12:03 pm

For a twist on Thai cuisine, head to Malai Kitchen in Dallas’s West Village. This restaurant serves Thai-Vietnamese fusion food in a modern, lounge-like atmosphere. Regulars recommend starting with the “Malai Favorites” appetizer sampler with grilled beef and chicken satay, imperial rolls, spring rolls, and Vietnamese meatballs.

Try one of the specialty fusion entrees like Chilean sea bass poached with garlic and lemongrass in a chili lime broth. If you prefer to stick to the classics, Malai also does them well; Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles are popular, and the curries are made from scratch. Regulars like to stop by on weeknights for a laid back meal on their patio, while enjoying creative cocktails designed by acclaimed mixologist Jaxon Kosmas. Try the Kaffir Collins or The Vang, with spiced Thai rum, Triplum, ginger beer, lime, and green papaya.

Despite being named "Best Brunch" by D Magazine in 2012, Malai Kitchen is often overlooked as a brunch option. The kitchen creates unique breakfast fusion dishes like Thai eggs benedict with a Thai chili hollandaise, and Vietnamese iced coffee.

Malai Kitchen
3699 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 599-7857

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Tasty Turkey Alternatives for Vegetarians

November 12, 2014 1:38 pm

Thanksgiving isn’t traditionally the most vegetarian-friendly holiday, but there are now a number of ways to make your feast enjoyable for vegetarian guests. These meat-free alternatives to the usual Thanksgiving turkey are both delicious and easy to make.

Acorn Squash Over Penne [health.com]
Who says that you can’t have pasta on Thanksgiving? This autumnal entree includes sweet acorn squash and nutrient-dense kale seasoned with crushed red pepper for a bit of warming spice, and it is served with whole wheat penne for a boost of fiber.

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf [ohsheglows.com]
Although this hearty vegetarian dish seems more like meatloaf than Thanksgiving turkey, it’s so delicious that your vegetarian guests won’t mind one bit. Lentils and breadcrumbs give it a texture that’s much like meat, while the unique balsamic apple glaze is perfect for fall.

Ricotta and Fontina Stuffed Shells [foodandwine.com]
This veggie take on traditional stuffed shells is made with two types of rich cheeses and more vegetables than you can count. Simply pop the whole pan in the oven for 40 minutes and you’ll have a quick and easy entree that vegetarian guests will love.

Roasted Parsnip Bread Pudding [marthastewart.com]
Instead of the usual stuffing, which is usually cooked in chicken broth, this vegetarian version is seasoned with grated cheese and fresh thyme. Use it to stuff the Thanksgiving tofurkey and you won’t miss the meat at all.

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