As the food truck fleet continues to grow in Milwaukee, we're seeing not only more creative fare, but more globally inspired cuisine. Among the newest trucks to introduce something new to the scene is Bad English Asian Kitchen.
A modern Asian restaurant is on its way to State Street Station, the new mixed-use development in the Village of Wauwatosa. And it could open as soon as mid-April.
In this series, we ask chefs around the city to describe their restaurants in their own words and recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Chefs Tony Kora and JJ Lert of Rice N Roll Bistro.
Silver City, one of Milwaukee's most diverse neighborhoods, is home to some of the city's best Thai restaurants. It also offers Mexican, Laotian and American fare. Wondering where exactly Silver City is located? Keep reading.
It's been nearly a year since Thai-namite announced intentions to take over the space on West North Avenue which once housed City Market. But with a soft opening planned for this weekend, the wait is nearly over for inspired Thai dishes and sushi.
Lucky Ginger, a new contemporary Asian restaurant, opened today on Water Street in the Third Ward.
Buddha Lounge, 1504 E. North Ave., opened on Monday and OnMilwaukee.com stopped by to sample the sushi and drink an Asian beer or two.
The Rice N Roll Bistro will open in January at 1952 N. Farwell Ave. in the former House of Corned Beef.
An Asian bar and restaurant called Buddha Lounge will open around Jan. 1, 2015 at 1504 E. North Ave.
Combining a sushi bar with authentic Thai cooking under one roof is a Windy City trend that hadn't arrived in Milwaukee until Thai-Namite opened, according to Kim Kongsin, who owns the business with Nini Buranabunyut and Dear Panyasopa. Kongsin emphasizes that Thai-Namite is not an Asian fusion restaurant. Its Thai offerings are straight from her native country.
The funky little storefront with the yellow striped awnings, pushed up against a house, on the corner of Farwell and Lafayette has been an East Side landmark for more than a generation. Abu's Jerusalem of the Gold served its hummus, shawarma and rosewater lemonade in a tiny diner since the 1970s. Wander into the location now, and you will be shocked.
After almost six months of waiting, Zaafaran is finally ready to open at 780 N. Jefferson St. The Downtown Indian and Thai restaurant will hold a grand opening event Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. to welcome the public.
It may be painful to acknowledge, but Milwaukee dining culture owes some of its richness and diversity to the big city to the south. We enjoy Chicago dogs, Chicago-style pizza and Italian beef sandwiches, which were invented in Chicago. The owners of Thai-Namite, a Thai bistro and sushi bar that debuted on Brady Street last summer, tell us theirs is a Chicago-style Thai restaurant.
A lack of ambience; hit or miss entrees and sub-par service left our dining critic less than satisfied with EE-Sane. But with a full dining room and a steady stream of take out orders, perhaps there is more than meets the eye at this East Side establishment.
Indecisive diners, beware. If you have a difficult time making culinary choices at restaurants with large menus, Mekong Cafe is going to be a doozy. But if you appreciate variety, such as authentic Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese cuisines, you're in luck.