Asian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Hot Indian food truck to open stall inside Midtown Global Market

    The lights went out at one of the most popular stalls inside the Midtown Global Market when the Left Handed Cook folded into the Rabbit Hole. But Thomas Kim, chef and owner of those restaurants, hinted to us that that the stall wouldn't be dark for long. Now, Hot Indian, the food truck purveyor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Top 5 ways to use UV's new Sriracha-flavored vodka

    Yesterday the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that Phillips Distilling Co. is set to release the 20th flavor variety in its line of UV Vodka, and this one's a spicy little number. Adding a Sriracha-flavored vodka is an especially smart move by the Minneapolis-based company, ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 6, 2013

    Enlightened eating at Eat Street Buddha Kitchen

    The new Asian eatery boosts Nicollet's culinary clout

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Best bets for MPLS/St.Paul Restaurant Week

    Do you have a running list of "must eat" spots, but you never seem to find an occasion to visit them? Well bust out your pens and get ready to start crossing things off. MPLS/St.Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week is upon us (now through October 25) and the menus at this year's participating p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Hot Indian Foods giving away free Indurritos today

    Got lunch plans for today? You do now. As part of an event for local small business owners organized by Square, the plug-in credit card reader that most food trucks use, Hot Indian Foods food truck will be giving away free Indurritos to the first 100 people to get in line.See Also:The Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    One, Two, Three Sushi Launching Two More Locations

    First the folks that brought you the original Masu Sushi & Robata in Northeast Minneapolis gave us a new location at the Mall of America. Then they opened One, Two, Three Sushi, a fast casual version of their sushi and ramen concept, in the skyway level of the IDS Tower. Now they're reaching out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    One Two Three Sushi set to open in Minneapolis skyway, from the folks who brought you Masu

    The folks who brought you the now nationally recognized Masu Sushi & Robata are ready to open their newest venture. One Two Three Sushi will open February 11, for hungry downtown lunchgoers in the skyway of the IDS Building. The new venture will serve the popular rolls and lunchtime classics, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Masu makes the short list for country's best sushi

    They've already garnered endless praise from locals, and recently opened a second location at the Mall of America, but Tim McKee's northeast Minneapolis Japanese joint Masu Sushi and Robata has made the Travel Leisure magazine's short list as one of the very best sushi restaurants in the country.S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    One, Two, Three Sushi coming early 2013 to downtown Minneapolis

    Chocolate is out, raw fish is in.The shuttered Godiva store on the second floor of the IDS Crystal Court is going to reopen in January with an entirely new concept. Sushi Avenue Inc., the parent company of Masu Sushi and Robata, has confirmed it will be moving into the space and opening a new fast-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Copper Pot Indian restaurant now open in downtown Minneapolis

    See Also:Top 10 Indian restaurants in the Twin CitiesThough Bombay Bistro and Dancing Ganesha are still going strong, when upscale Indian restaurant OM closed in early 2011, downtown area diners lost a high-end eat-in spot. Copper Pot Indian Grill, now open in the Lumber Exchange building at Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Origami opening new location in Lowry Hill East

    See also: Origami's deep-fried blowfish: Not just for the thrill of it 100 Favorite Dishes: Uni at Origami No offense to some of the other good sushi joints in town, but we've always had a soft spot for Origami in the Warehouse District. From its incredibly delicate gyoza to its perfectly constructe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Golden Tummy: A new food truck debuts

    Thanks to my eagle-eyed friend, we saw a new food truck out on Marquette this week. A sliver of bright yellow peaking out behind the another truck.  Turns out this was the first day of business for Nancy Yang and her crew at the new Golden Tummy. The jolly Buddha seems to say, "Hello! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Royal Orchid reopens in Columbia Heights

    Royal Orchid, which formerly had a location in Roseville in addition to its spot in the skyway of downtown Minneapolis, has reopened on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights after being closed in Roseville for the past year and a half. This is a welcome development for the stretch of Central Avenue th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 8, 2012

    Krungthep Thai is the real deal

    Eat Street spot wins with authenticity

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Ocean Buffet in Brooklyn Center: A first look

    Ocean Buffet in Brooklyn CenterThe Twin Cities has no shortage of Asian buffet restaurants. But who would have guessed that the award for highest per capita concentration of Asian buffets would go to Brooklyn Center? With the recent opening of Ocean Buffet on Shingle Creek Parkw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Rare Steak & Sushi's happy hour of the week

    Rolls, apps and drinks​Rare Steak & Sushi615 Second Ave., Minneapolis612.752.9595Hours and details:$5 appetizers$5 sushi rolls$3 house wine, rail cocktails, draft beers or domestic bottled beers$5 featured martinis--Chocolate, Cosmo, Lemon Drop, Appletini or Grape CosmoTucked up on the second ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Sushi Tango: Happy Hour of the Week

    Soak out every last drop of patio time. ​Sushi TangoCalhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.7787 websiteMonday-Wednesday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. and 10 p.m..-midnight (late happy hour Thursday and Sunday only) $3.50 house chardonnay a ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Dolsot Bibimbap at Dong Yang Oriental Food: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 31

    Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone pot​It may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    OED adds banh mi and muffin top

    Banh mi makes the cut, as does doughnut hole.​Language standards are loosening up, as evidenced by last week's update of the Oxford English Dictionary, which added a few slangy acronyms--OMG and LOL, FYI, and WAG--as well as the trendy terms smack talk, couch surf, fixed gear, and ick factor. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    University Avenue's best Asian restaurants

    Restaurants worth fighting LRT construction.​This week's Dish review dubbed On's Thai Kitchen on University at Snelling in St. Paul as a restaurant worth enduring the hassle of LRT construction (Work is now being done between Emerald and Hamline, with the 'dozers moving on to the rest of Universit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Most anticipated restaurant openings of 2011

    ​Based on reader response, Shakey's may be the average City Pages reader's most highly anticipated restaurant opening this year. (This April in Plymouth, everybody!) Here are five other soon-to-open eateries that the Hot Dish is especially excited about.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Naviya's Thai Kitchen now open

    Thai food comes to Linden HIlls.​The long-lost Naviya's is back! Naviya's Thai Kitchen opened this weekend on 43rd Street and Sheridan (between Dunn Bros. and Famous Dave's), filling a void in Linden Hills dining scene left when Rice Paper decamped for Edina. Naviya and Kim La Barge have ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Tiger Sushi 2's Little Black Dress is the skinny, sparkly drink of the week

    Little Black Dress$8This cocktail has Veev.​Tiger Sushi 22841 Lyndale Ave SMinneapolis, MN612.874.1800Have you been enjoying all the holidays have to offer in the way of food and drink? Have the freezing cold temps sent your running for the comfort carbs, cookies and cocktails? We understand. And, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Sen Yai Sen Lek vs. Taste of Thailand: Who has the best pad thai?

    A.J. OlmscheidA taste of Taste of Thailand's pad thai​This week Food Fight went for another top takeout dish, pad thai. Between our two competitors, Taste of Thailand and Sen Yai Sen Lek, we found that while the main ingredients are fairly uniform--a heaping pile of noodles, a sprinkling of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Amu's Madras Cafe now open

    Indian food is back in the former home of Nala Pak!​The "open" sign is lit once more at 4920 Central Ave. in Columbia Heights, former home of the famed Indian eateries Nala Pak, and, before that, Udupi. This time, the new joint, Amu's Madras Cafe, has an antithetical neighbor: Sonic. The buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The best thing I ate this week

    Crowning a new banh mi king!​The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    St. Paul Grill, Sea Salt & more: Most popular dishes at your favorite restaurants

    The catfish po' boy is No. 1 at Sea Salt​When you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    City Pages Beer Fest, Triple Rock bacon bargain: The Week in Food

    ​ It's festival week! Pay homage to the state's dietary staples: rhubarb, beer, and dairy products. Enjoy free bacon and set your sights on making the world's largest meatball. God bless a Minnesota summer. Tuesday 6/1 Did you know? The record for the World's Largest Meatball was set three time ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 20, 2010

    Crave, Cooper, and Icon bring convenience to St. Louis Park

    Taste is often lost in the strip-mall dining experience

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Food Fight: Pho Tau Bay vs. Pho 79 pho

    We weigh in on two different Eat Street takes on pho aka Vietnamese comfort food.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Fuji-Ya celebrates the big 5-0

    Raise a glass of sake and take advantage of birthday deals in honor of the beloved sushi spot.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Now Open: Zake

    Musashi sushi is now known as Zake--though not much else seems to have changed. Will 533 Hennepin's curse ever break?

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Now Open: Mt. Fuji

    Will Maple Grove's Mt. Fuji succeed in one of Minneapolis' most cursed restaurant spaces?

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008
  • Restaurants

    September 3, 2008

    Asian Oasis

    Ronin Sushi Cafe offers relief in the fast-food desert of Lakeville

  • Restaurants

    July 23, 2008
  • News

    April 16, 2008

    Minnesota a leader among restaurant food poisonings

    Check please: we've got the third-highest total in the country

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    The MnDOT Motto

    A day late, a dollar short, and the wrong address

  • Restaurants

    July 11, 2007

    Spice as Nice

    Tea House, a(nother) new Sichuan restaurant in St. Paul, has juicy buns and spice to burn

  • Restaurants

    July 13, 2005

    Thai Uptown Style

    Tum Rup has one thing a neighborhood really needs: Good food at reasonable prices for the people who live there

  • Restaurants

    December 15, 2004

    Pucker Power

    If life gives you lemons, that's a start. But local chefs cook with a symphony of sour.

  • Restaurants

    July 28, 2004

    Texture and Snap

    Terrific authentic Sichuan in--where else?-- a suburban strip mall

  • Restaurants

    May 5, 2004

    The Seventh Dimension

    Mai Village boasts the best part of Vietnam's food, art, and architecture, and its long meals with family

  • Restaurants

    September 25, 2002

    Fresh Fish Lowdown

    Secrets of the sushi bar revealed!

  • Restaurants

    December 12, 2001

    Bánh Mì Bonhomie

    The Sandwich Even a Critic Never Tires Of, and Other Happy Surprises

  • Restaurants

    September 27, 2000
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    December 15, 1999
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    December 3, 1997
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