According to the Foursquare app, we are placed as the number one restaurant for Pad Thai in Dallas. This is cause for celebration. Wahoo! The best part about this is the ranking is all based on feedback from real customers. The app helps people discover and share information about businesses and attractions in your area. This means the suggestions are from real people, you can see genuine comments from other customers. Before we start talking about our Pad Thai, we would like say thank you to everyone that gave feedback. This dish has always been one of our most popular menu items. If you have never tried it, we’d like to share the secret to our success.
Why is the Pad Thai at Asian Mint So Good?
We’ll start with the basics. If you have never had Pad Thai before (this would really surprise us and we will be the first to tell you that you are totally missing out) it is a stir fry noodle dish with vegetables and a sweet and sour sauce. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. This seemingly simple dish actually requires careful preparation. It takes a few detailed steps to create this favorite Thai meal. Let’s start with the noodles. Noodles are the centerpiece of this meal and their texture is so important. We like to make sure our noodles have soaked before we cook them, but not too long as they can become soft and mushy. We like to cook our noodles just long enough so they remain springy and bouncy.
The next key component in our dish is our tamarind sauce. We prepare the sauce with our in house recipe, we believe that fresh food always tastes better. Pad Thai sauce should be both sweet and sour with a distinct tamarind flavor. What is tamarind, you ask? A lot of people don’t know, it is actually a type of tree. It is part of the Fabaceae family which makes it a legume. The flavor hides inside the pods that’s grow on the tree like fruit. Inside each pod are seeds and a thick paste. This sticky paste is the main unique flavor used in our cooking. While tamarind is naturally very sour, we mix a few other ingredients that helps us with the mouth-watering balance of sweet and sour for our delicious Pad Thai.
Meat and Vegetables
This noodle dish wouldn’t be complete without toppings and garnishments. Ground peanuts add crunch and texture, scrambled bits of egg provide extra protein. Lots of fresh veggies are also available for this dish such as bean sprouts, green onion, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms and bok choy. At Asian Mint we understand that everyone has food preferences as well as diet restrictions. We offer chicken, shrimp beef and vegetarian options. In fact, our menu has a Pad Thai Galore section with many options. You can enjoy a noodle-free variation with home-made sauce over veggies and your choice of meat. We also serve a crispy Pad Thai with wonton strips and a Woon Sen clear noodle option for low carb diets.
All these flavors and textures come together for a mix of sweet and sour, crunchy and soft delicious meal finished off with a squeeze of lime. And don’t worry, if you like it spicy, we’ve got that too. Visit us at one of our two locations at 75th and Forest Lane or at Oak Lawn. We’d love to show you why we are rated as the #1 restaurant for Pad Thai in Dallas. If you like the food, please give us a like and leave a comment on the FourSquare app. It will help us spread the deliciousness. Sharing is caring. See you soon!