Don’t have time to linger over a leisurely dinner because you’ve gotta get home in time to watch the pool boy clean your hot tub? Then you’re in luck. The food at the newly opened Lemongrass Asian Bistro in Deep Ellum is so good that even if you get it for take-out, it’s just as delicious as it is in the restaurant.
Featuring dishes with mostly Vietnamese inspiration, the kitchen excels at everything from the appetizers to the many lemongrass-flavored entrées. Start with the Seared Steak Spring Roll, a carnivore’s best bet among many delicious seafood and vegetarian choices. Filled with large portions of lean beef, cilantro, mint, peanuts and onions, these four-to-an-order treats are practically enough to enjoy as a stand-alone meal.
But then you’d be missing out on the real winners.
At the suggestion of the server, we switched from Charcoal Broiled Lemongrass Chicken to the Pork version (#29) and OMG, we’ll do anything that man tells us to do from now on. The succulent, flavorful strips of grilled pork were the ideal pairing with a delicious combination of vermicelli, lettuce, cucumber, cilantro and chopped peanuts. We found ourselves fighting over this one, as well as who got to lick the to-go container. (Sadly, no lesbians were dining with us or who licked the box would’ve been a no-brainer.)
Chicken Curry (#45) was excellent, as was a light Garlic Chicken (#44). While waiting for our take-out, we watched in awe as the sushi chef carefully crafted each roll, adding layer upon layer of flavor and inventive presentation.
Next time, we’ll check out some sushi. Any day but Friday, of course. Don’t want to miss our weekly Pool Boy Revue.
Lemongrass Asian Bistro
2711 Elm Street, Dallas
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