Nikki Tran of Kau Ba Saigon to collaborate with chef Alex Astranti for Uchibā’s August Uncommon Ramen:
Uchibā’s August Uncommon Ramen series will feature Nikki Tran of Kau Ba Kitchen in Houston. More about Tran, courtesy of the restaurant:
Tran, who was recently featured on Netflix’s “Street Food,” is a native of Saigon where she owns and operates two very successful restaurants. At Kau Ba Saigon in Houston, she serves up her take on the Vietnamese food she grew up wanting to eat. Made with fresh, local ingredients sourced from in and around Houston (and without MSG) her menu and off-menu specials are unlike many others you’ll find at other Vietnamese restaurants in town. Tran adds her own personal flare, which at times can include Cajun spices and her knack for sauces; many times, she showcases a traditional dish in a more unconventional way, say the use of fruits in savory, the deconstruction of the Happy Salad to showcase a different flavor with every bite. Yet somehow, the nontraditional making and presentation still incorporates the nostalgia of her youth in Saigon, and the flavors that go hand in hand with those memories.
The dinner takes place on Monday, August 26 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., reservations can be made by calling 214-855-1354.
Hinodeya Ramen & Bar now open on Lower Greenville:
More ramen news. Hinodeya Ramen & Bar is now open. According to the release:
Masao “Mark” Kuribara, a fourth-generation chef and restaurateur whose family boasts a 134-year history in the restaurant business in Japan, has opened Hinodeya Ramen & Bar on Dallas’ Greenville Ave. The ramen house, Kuribara’s fourth in the U.S., is the first restaurant outside of California to specialize in dashi ramen–a noodle bowl whose light, pure-flavored, umami-filled broth is based on dashi, the seafood-based foundation of much of Japanese cuisine.
The restaurant, which was designed by San Francisco-based Hiroshi Sengoku, features a 60-seat dining room.
Hinodeya Ramen & Bar is located at 2023 Greenville Ave. and you can view the menu here.
Chef Junior Borges appointed vice president of culinary development in The Village:
Chef Borges will oversee a 12-restaurant development that’s opening in spring 2020.
According to the release:
The Village Dallas is announcing today that Chef Nilton “Junior” Borges is becoming executive chef and vice president of culinary for a new development that will include 12 restaurant concepts located within The Village’s new entertainment district, a 34-acre mixed-use lifestyle project.
One of the 12 is a chef-driven restaurant from Chef Borges, which is currently unnamed. The other concepts are in development.