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Asian Mint Expands its Space and Menu

Asian Mint is one of my favorite lunch spots in North Dallas and serves the best Pad Thai in the city. It’s so amazing that it’s all I have ever ordered. So, I was thrilled when I had the chance to sample more of their menu and meet the owner, Nikky Phinyawatana.

We toured the expanded restaurant, which has additional seating, a larger bar as its center and a private room in the back. Then, it was time to sample classic house favorites and new additions. Here are a few of the highlights…

The Asian Mule made with lemongrass-infused vodka was so refreshing, and a great start to the meal.

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If there’s anything with fresh tuna on the menu, I’m ordering it! I loved the flavor and crunch of the Spicy Tuna Crisps topped with seaweed salad, spicy tuna and delicious sauces.

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Tied for favorite appetizer is the Shrimp Rangoon – fried shrimp and cream cheese with sweet and sour sauce for dipping. I appreciate that Asian Mint serves the shrimp whole and wrapped in the cream cheese.

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The Grilled Salmon Salad was very fresh – I loved the addition of mint in the salad mix.

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The Pad Thai is still my favorite entrée. Asian Mint uses the perfect, house made sauce; you just have to try it yourself. Next best was the Crab Fried Rice, because need I say more?

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Asian Mint has a unique array of desserts on the menu including a gorgeous Green Tea Cake, Jasmine Crème Burlee, Chocolate Flourless Cake and my favorite, Coconut Ice Cream and Sticky Rice. I always go for the sticky rice after a Thai meal and coconut is one of my favorite flavors, so no surprise there.

If you haven’t seen the expansion of Asian Mint, or never been at all – now’s the time! The food is flavorful, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is sleek and new. Nikky told me about weekend brunch that includes a Bacon and Egg Pad Thai and $2 mimosas. Um, yes please! See you there this weekend!

Disclaimer: my meal and drinks were comped by the restaurant, but these opinions are all mine.

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