Ah Sing Den

Dec 6, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The former East Side Show Room is now a swanky but comfortable lounge named for Ah Sing, whose own establishment allegedly purveyed opium to the literary lights of Victorian London. Alas, only “tipples and morsels” are offered in this sumptuous brick-lined space decked out in Chinese lanterns and gorgeous pastel…


Apr 3, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Creative Southeast Asian cuisine in a dramatic setting.

Asian Mint

Nov 19, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Walls of a lively green hue hung with huge prints of herbs work well with the clean lines of this tucked-away spot in a strip mall across from Medical City Hospital. A sweet cucumber dipping sauce pairs well with five generous skewers of chicken satay, and the glass noodles with…


Oct 15, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Botika enchants with an evocative space and unique menu of Asian and Latin American fusion.

Goung Zhou Asian Bistro

Dec 5, 2016 By Texas Monthly

It had been far too long since our last visit to our favorite East Texas sushi spot, and we found it as good as ever. Four of us sampled an assortment of treats, from spicy tuna rolls and beef tenderloin skewers to crab cakes and pot stickers, all accompanied by…

Hot Joy

Feb 17, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Offering Asian cooking as exuberant as its name, Hot Joy has made a resounding splash in Southtown’s restaurant scene. In a dining room resplendent in shades of Chinese red (including the chopsticks and the furniture), Hot Joy sets a merry tone. An egg roll here is barbacoa lumpia, delicious and…

Masala Wok

Aug 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

At this popular chain, you first pick your cuisine, Asian or Indian, then you pick a protein, a sauce, and add-ons. We landed on the Indian side of the menu, which meant chicken with a side of basmati rice, to which we added a spinach masala sauce (spinach, cumin seeds,…