After moving to America at 3 months old, Steve Shin didn?t have much time to learn the culinary traditions of his native South Korea. But when he returned for a year in 2001, he witnessed the cuisine's slimming properties firsthand. Though he consumed lots of food, his waistline shrank, most likely due to the minimal grease and fat content in South Korean cuisine. Inspired by his journey, he tried to eat a more healthy diet when he returned to the U.S, but after several rounds of salads and sandwiches, fast food lured him back to his old habits. Frustrated, he started brainstorming ways to build healthy and balanced meals, which led to B B Bop Seoul Kitchen. At his Asian-fusion restaurant, the menu is centered on wholesome bowls of rice, veggies, and protein, steering customers away from heavy, fatty meals, such as a giant butter sculpture. Customers are free to indulge if they wish as B B Bop also serves up dip ready roundhouses including kimchi fries and a wide selection of wings.
To whip up B B Bop Seoul Kitchen's signature entree, cooks line bowls with a rice of the customer's choice, from a jasmine-scented Thai type to a nutty, fiber-filled brown variety. Next, the customer selects a lean, flame-grilled protein from options including pulled pork, chicken breast, or marinated tofu. Veggies such as bell peppers and bean sprouts add color and crunch to the dish, and sauce?the finishing touch?comes in more than a half-dozen flavors, from spicy red pepper to sweet teriyaki.
The menu at Gui Korean Japanese Bistro & Bar shows off the time-honored culinary traditions of the restaurant's namesake nations. Miso soup, edamame dusted with sea salt, and seafood-topped rice bowls represent the eatery's Japanese roots. The Korean side of the menu tends toward hot and hearty dishes such as the spicy kimchi jji gae, flavored with scallions, pork, and, naturally, a liberal dose of kimchi.
The bistro's modern dining room contrasts sharply with the old-school cooking. Strands of lighted crystal beads dangle from the ceiling, dividing the space's two main seating areas. Track lights and conical pendant lamps cast a soft glow across the simple banquettes and gleaming sushi bar. Outside, stout wooden tables populate the bistro's patio seating area, which rests in the shade of a tall tree.
The best piping hot bowls of Pho can be found at Dallas' Pho is for Lovers. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Grab the kids when you head to Pho is for Lovers — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Pho is for Lovers offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Pho is for Lovers patrons come in casual attire. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Pho is for Lovers for their catering services. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Pho is for Lovers' cooking from the comfort of their own home.
For easy dining, Pho is for Lovers provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Chow down for less at Pho is for Lovers, where a meal almost always costs under $15. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
For those that appreciate spice, Seoul Garden serves Korean-style fare with a kick. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Seoul Garden's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Seoul Garden offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Seoul Garden, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Seoul Garden offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Seoul Garden offers catering. You can also grab your food to go.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Seoul Garden — prices are generally less than $30 per person. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
For those that appreciate spice, Namoo Korean Restaurant serves Korean-style fare with a kick. No need to miss out on Namoo Korean Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Namoo Korean Restaurant.
You can also grab your grub to go. You can also serve food from Namoo Korean Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Your bill at Namoo Korean Restaurant will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang! All major credit cards are accepted.
Vegans rejoice! New Start Veggie Garden in Dallas has you covered for tasty fare, minus the meat and dairy. Whether you're gluten-free or just health-conscious, New Start Veggie Garden serves a number of dishes that are good for the diet. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — New Start Veggie Garden has kid-friendly food and seating. New Start Veggie Garden can easily accommodate large groups or parties.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? New Start Veggie Garden also offers catering. You can also grab your food to go.
Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at New Start Veggie Garden, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at New Start Veggie Garden.