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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...

Malai Kitchen to Open Fourth Location in Preston Center this Fall

Crave DFW

August 3, 2021

Yasmin and Braden Wages, the husband-and-wife team who own and operate Malai Kitchen restaurants offer a modern take on Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Malai Kitchen is well known for its lively yet casually refined atmosphere which showcases creatively designed dishes inspired by traditional Southeast Asian cuisine...

Where to Get Good Food for Cheap Prices

Dallas Observer

January 4, 2021

A scratch-kitchen Thai and Vietnamese restaurant in Uptown’s West Village isn’t exactly what you’d expect to find on a cheap eats list. But Malai Kitchen qualifies for a few reasons...

Where to Order Takeout From Dallas Restaurants Right Now

D Magazine

November 10, 2020

Coronavirus will limit our ability to eat out—but that doesn't mean you can't still get that same food to your home. Comfort food for these uncomfortable times. ... Malai Kitchen: The plates at this West Village nexus of great cocktails are moderately priced and artfully presented Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Signature dishes: fresh summer rolls, Kobe beef tartare, Vietnamese beef noodle soup, and classic pad Thai. Outstanding green curry chicken.

Best Of 2020 - Critic's Choice in "Thai" Category

Fort Worth Weekly

September 23, 2020

...the ingredients don’t get any fresher, livelier, and tastier than at Clearfork standout Malai Kitchen. The curry is just a little more balanced. The fish dishes, something we admittedly stay away from at most Thai restaurants, are unbelievably fresh-tasting and perfectly executed. Menu highlights include the whole fried Branzino (whose execution rivals that of the one we had in Asia), the iron pot green curry, and the deceptively simple lemongrass soup with shrimp. But pretty much everything, from the signature cocktails and the brunch to the appetizers and the banana pot-de-crème, slaps. Plus, there’s a killer happy hour all day on Sunday. Singapore slings for breakfast anyone?

Beer and Asian food can be the perfect pairing. Malai Kitchen’s Justin Meyers can help you navigate your way through fermented waters.

76092 Magazine

September 2020

Can a brewer with a background in classic German lagers find happiness in making beer with Southeast Asian ingredients? We think it’s a safe bet to say yes. We recently spent an afternoon with Justin Meyers, the new head brewer at Malai Kitchen. We talked about... (The article starts on page 42 of the digital edition.)

10 Best Thai Restaurants to Order Takeout From in Dallas

Paper City

August 26, 2020

A hybrid Thai and Vietnamese concept, Malai Kitchen is a popular restaurant for noodles, curries, craft cocktails, and house-brewed beers. Originally opened in Uptown in 2011, husband-and-wife owners Braden and Yasmin Wages expanded to Southlake and Fort Worth in 2016 and 2017. As for drinks, the Thai PA is a favorite twist on the classic IPA, brewed with lemongrass, ginger, galangal, kaffir lime, cilantro, and more spices. For dishes, you can’t go wrong with the Drunken Noodles, Lemongrass Chicken, or Shrimp Pad Thai. And for a lighter meal, check out the Shrimp and Avocado salad...