January 16, 2011 | After going out in Dallas to Ghost Bar, my friends and I wound up at Dal Dong Nae Chicken & Hof Restaurant for some late night Korean food!  We ordered a kalbi (Korean short ribs) and some sort of dumpling soup with duk?  And as is usual for a Korean restaurant, a dozen little dishes came with the meal!

I think it was good? I actually really like Korean food but somehow I haven’t had much of it.  But it was really late and I was tired.

Dal Dong Nae Chicken & Hof Restaurant
11445 Emerald St, Ste 109
Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 484-2994


Mr. Wok

March 30, 2011

January 15, 2011 | Mr. Wok has become one of my favorite places to go for noodle soup!  They also have a great Peking duck but noodle soup is my comfort food (as are dumplings).  I’ve been a couple of times now for the ton chung ramen.

The ramen noodles are excellent and topped with a stir-fry of shredded pork, cabbage, onions, bean sprouts, and other Chinese ingredients all in a lean pork broth.   I love love the broth!   I know I ought to try other stuff on the menu but I’m only in town so often so I just end up getting the ramen noodles!!

FYI– it’s closed on Sundays.

Mr. Wok
2600 14th St
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 881-1888

Jeng Chi

March 28, 2011

January 15, 2011 | I’ve been eating at Jeng Chi for a looong time.  I can’t remember how many years it’s been but I ALWAYS get the spicy seafood noodle soup.  A few years back, I realized how delicious soup dumplings were and that has become part of our regular order as well!

The seafood soup comes with scallops, squid, shrimp, artificial crab, clams, carrots, and some other veggies.  Mostly, I love their noodles and the spicy soup!

The soup dumplings are served with a sauce consisting of strips of ginger and white vinegar.  Simple but it works well!  Most places I’ve gone to for soup dumplings don’t serve a sauce but you can usually find vinegar on the table.  While the soup dumplings at Jeng Chi can’t compare to the ones I’ve had in Taiwan, they’re still yummy and we always get an order when we come here!

Jeng Chi

400 N Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 669-9094

Jeng Chi Restaurant

July 24, 2009

May 16, 2009 | Technically, Jeng Chi is in Richardson, but people recognize Dallas more.  I’ve been going for ages and I’ve always gotten the spicy seafood noodle soup everytime!  Eventually, the shao long bao (juicy buns) became another one of my musts.

Located on the small strip known as “Chinatown”, Jeng Chi has been open for as long as I can remember.  The dining room has doubled in size since I started going there and it’s become konwn for it’s shao long bao!  The dish is served with a rice vinegar and ginger sauce.  Mmm…

The fried pancakes (I have no idea how to spell things in ping ying) here are thicker than what I’m used to, but still good.

I always ask for the egg custard desert if they haven’t run out!  We were there pretty early on this Saturday, so there were plenty available. =)

Love that stuff.  The place is my favorite Chinese restaurant to visit when I go back to Dallas, for sure.