As if winning the admiration of customers across Detroit wasn’t enough, Chrystyna Adams, head chef and owner of Christine’s Cuisine, went ahead and earned a spot in Rachael Ray’s heart with her homemade pierogies, which the Food Network star deemed the best in Michigan. And pierogies aren't the only thing the Chrystyna can make. As Dining in the D discovered, the talented chef transforms beets and sour cream into decadent Ukrainian borsch, and keeps potato pancakes light, crispy, with her not-so-secret secret: adding oil to the batter, rather than the pan.
Yet, like David Hasselhoff's popularity, Chrystyna doesn’t stop in Eastern Europe. Her hand-written menus showcase items from across the globe. She brings flavors from Italy and Greece with eggplant parmesan and chicken athena dabbled with feta; she sends a shout out to America and its love for grilling and cows with blackened burgers paired with potato chips; and, she even turns breakfast up a notch with smoked salmon omelets, peanut butter and jelly waffles, and bacon and cheddar pancakes.
Detroit's Bangkok Crossing offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
No need to miss out on Bangkok Crossing just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
Bangkok Crossing is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Bangkok Crossing also offers catering.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Bangkok Crossing.
Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.
For a quick curry, Detroit's Sala Thai is a great lunch or dinner spot.
Dieters beware — Sala Thai does not offer low-fat cuisine.
Toast your evening out at Sala Thai with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Bring your whole brood to Sala Thai, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Get your whole crew together at Sala Thai, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Sala Thai patrons come in casual attire.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Sala Thai cater for you.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Sala Thai.
Menu items at Sala Thai tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Go! Sy Thai couples convenience with traditional Thai cuisine. Using a fast-casual dining system, the kitchen creates Thai favorites, including pad Thai and spicy panang curry, as well as pan-Asian samplings of battered sesame chicken dish and udon noodles with teriyaki sauce. This menu accommodates special dietary needs by serving up gluten-free options and brown rice. Party trays are also available for events such as birthday parties or meet-and-greets for single doppelgangers.
Thang Long Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant offers a Vietnamese culinary experience that diners are sure to enjoy.
Thang Long Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Thang Long Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant.
Thang Long Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Or, take your food to go.
Thang Long Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant offers safe bike parking outside.
Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Thang Long Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Thang Long Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant — swing by for your favorite meal.
Known for its noodle and rice dishes, Golden Bowl serves excellent Chinese cuisine to Oak Park locals.
Golden Bowl will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
For the tastes of Golden Bowl from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Golden Bowl is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
A typical meal at Golden Bowl will set you back less than $30.