Known for his previous establishments, Bite City Grill and Kin Kin Urban Thai, Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin just opened a new restaurant in Colleyville called Sai Fine Asian Bistro. I’m typically wary of places that offer an array of Asian dishes because they’re usually only good with one specific type of Asian cuisine, but that is not the case over at Sai. The menu has a great balance of traditional and culinary, and gives respectful nods to several Asian dishes and ingredients.
Fried Brussels Sprouts with chili plum sauce would convert any Brussels sprouts haters! The Braised Pork Belly with pickled daikon and mustard greens was tender, filling, and not heavy!
Roasted Beets Salad
Orange Balsamic Teriyaki Chicken
Massaman Short Rib, which was braised for 48 hours and then placed on a puddle of Massaman curry (with coconut milk, onions, cherry tomatoes, roasted peanuts, bell peppers, and sweet potatoes) is something I feel like I’ve been missing out on my entire life. The Angus beef short rib just melts in your mouth, and the curry was delicious and flavorful without overpowering the meat. MUST TRY!
Salmon Miso Truffle
Warm Apple Bread Pudding
Green Tea Cheesecake with chocolate florentine, macerated strawberries, and a meringue crust is the perfect palate cleanser at the end of your meal. It has a good combination of flavors and is a light but worthwhile dessert.
The main categories on the Sai Fine Asian Bistro menu are “From The Street,” which consists of traditional and familiar dishes, and “Only At Sai,” which contain perfectly crafted Asian-inspired gourmet entrees. If the “Only At Sai” dishes I had at the menu tasting were an indication of Chef Eddy’s culinary talent, then it’s safe to say that you can never go wrong with anything that they have on the menu. I’m definitely looking forward to trying some of the dishes listed under “From The Street” next time, like the Yakisoba!
Sai Fine Asian Bistro (5005 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX) is open everyday for dinner starting at 5pm, and it’s currently BYOB, which should change within the next month or so.
Disclaimer: I was invited to a media menu tasting, but all opinions are my own.