Thursday, August 11, 2011
Crimson Asian restaurant will bring pho to West Village in Dallas
Opening across from Pinkberry at end of August.
DALLAS We will have more pho in Dallas thanks to Crimson Asian Cuisine, a new pan-Asian restaurant from a pair of friends, one of whom has ties to the Yumilicious frozen-yogurt chain.
Tran describes the restaurant as pan-Asian with a special emphasis on Vietnamese.
"We'll do pho, and rice dishes, noodles, stir-fries, and spring rolls, but we're giving it a more modern twist," she says. "Not Asian fusion, which is kindof played out, just fine Vietnamese food."
That means a full-service restaurant with a "good dining experience." The recipes come from their family members including Pham's fiancé, a partner at Yumilicious whose family has long been in the restaurant industry in California.
"We have about 30 items on the menu, including Vietnamese desserts and some dishes that Dallas doesn't have yet -- stuff you'll find on the West and East coast," she says.
Example? Garlic noodles.
"Garlic noodles are a hit in San Fran right now, so we're trying to bring that here," Tran says. "It's so simple but so delicious. We have a dish that's a butter garlic black pepper crusted crab over garlic noodles."
Assuming all goes well with construction and inspection, they're planning a soft opening the last weekend in August.
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