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Celebrate National Soup Month At These 9 Restaurants

Southlake Style Magazine

January 21, 2022

Boasting a variety of large and small soup servings, Malai Kitchen has several options when it comes to its soup offerings. Whether you try the Thai coconut soup, the Thai lemongrass soup with shrimp, the sweet and sour vegetable soup or the Vietnamese noodle soup with either beef or chicken, every spoonful packs a flavorful punch.

12 Prettiest Places to Eat and Drink in Dallas

Dallas Observer

December 12, 2021

There’s no question that beautiful surroundings make dining experiences more memorable... Ever since Braden and Yasmin Wages opened the first Malai Kitchen in Uptown’s West Village 10 years ago, the wood pergolas on its patio have been a recognizable feature. Those and the bright orange patio furniture mark a restaurant that brews its own beers to drink with from-scratch Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.

The same pergolas (and signature orange) call out the newest location in the retail complex on Luther Lane, the fourth for Malai Kitchen. All locations have similar design elements, and each displays a custom artwork by local artist Michael Sutton. Photos taken by the Wages on their travels throughout Southeast Asia also figure prominently in each restaurant. Textured wood elements bring nature indoors, which perfectly suits the menu full of dishes made with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.

18 new restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Morning News

November 10, 2021

Malai Kitchen is now open and selling Southeast Asian food at a second Dallas address, in Preston Center. The shop run by husband and wife Braden and Yasmin Wages is well known for its bánh mìs, drunken noodles and peanut-crusted trout. They also brew beer.

Where to Celebrate National Pad Thai Day

Texas Today - NBC DFW

November 2, 2021

VIDEO: Inspired by Southeast Asian flavors, Malai Kitchen offers a modern approach to Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, a favorite for many...

Malai Kitchen set to open in Preston Center next week

Preston Hollow Lifestyle - Advocate Magazine

October 25, 2021

The fourth location of Malai Kitchen will open in Preston Center soon in the former Bartaco space. The restaurant, owned by husband-wife duo Yasmin and Braden Wages, serves Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Menu items are made from scratch whenever possible — everything from the curry paste, fresh-pressed coconut milk and sriracha...

The New Way to Brunch in Dallas

DMagazine

October 25, 2021

Congee at Malai Kitchen: Congee is a soul-satisfying bowl of warmth. The stewy rice soup, like Malai Kitchen’s here, is imbued with ginger, chicken brother, scallions, a jammy egg, and a savory Chinese doughnut. ... A steamy bowl of savory rice porridge can have myriad iterations and toppings. This one keeps it mostly classic. It arrives piping hot with curls of scallion. Eggs with jammy yolks bob on top like orbs of sunshine.

The 16 Most Essential Craft Breweries in Dallas

Thrillist

August 18, 2021

Though they’ve been a popular Thai-Vietnamese kitchen for more than a decade, not everyone knows that they also operate a nano brewery that utilizes ingredients found in their kitchen to create unique beers that pair perfectly with their cuisine. The Bia Hoi Vietnamese lager works with just about anything, but get adventurous with a Peach Tea Wheat or the Thai PA, a pale ale brewed with lemongrass, ginger, Makrut lime, galangal, turmeric, coriander, cilantro, and five different American hops.

Pretty Asian restaurant brings Viet-Thai fusion to Dallas' Preston Center

CultureMap Dallas

August 3, 2021

here's a new Asian restaurant opening in Dallas' Preston Center: Malai Kitchen, the small chain from husband-and-wife Braden and Yasmin Wages, will open a location inside Preston Center Shopping Center at 6130 Luther Ln., in the space most recently occupied by Bartaco...

Malai Kitchen To Open Fourth Location In Dallas

Southlake Style

August 3, 2021

Operating three restaurants in Dallas, Fort Worth and Southlake, Malai Kitchen is well known for its modern take on Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. With scratch-made ingredients from house sriracha and curry paste to fresh-squeezed coconut milk, Malai Kitchen offers an abundance of healthy entrees, as well as vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free items upon request, and it’s bringing its fresh cuisine to Preston Center later this year...

Coming to Dallas’ Preston Center: new Thai-Vietnamese restaurant Malai Kitchen

The Dallas Morning News

August 3, 2021

A Thai-Vietnamese restaurant named Malai Kitchen is expected to open in fall 2021 in Preston Center, a shopping development at the southwest corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway in Dallas. It’ll be Malai Kitchen’s first restaurant near the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods of Dallas...