Tasty Thai – Naree Kitchen

When people mention dining in Kansas City, many will think of barbecue. While it is certainly a popular subject in our hometown, it is far from the only cuisine to be found here. In fact, there are tons of great eats to be found tucked away all over town. Kansas City, Kansas is our neck of the woods and it is filled with a broad spectrum of ethnic cuisine options. We like to think of our city as the "melting pot of the Midwest". A trip along State Avenue landed us at Naree Kitchen Thai & Sushi where we always find tasty Thai [...]

By |2022-02-25T07:00:17-06:00February 25th, 2022|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Fan Favorites – Sushi Karma

It's hard to remember how many times we have been floored at the idea of businesses launching at the height of the pandemic. We understand that once a ball gets rolling, you just have to see it through. Still, the idea of beginning during such an unstable market has to be frightening. When we spotted activity at an old haunt, we were anxious to see what would transpire. Low and behold, the old Chinese buffet was replaced with a shiny new eatery that is serving up some fan favorites. We were anxious to sample the menu at Sushi Karma. Clean Lines The new [...]

By |2021-03-19T06:05:06-06:00March 19th, 2021|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Creative Cantonese – ABC Cafe

With the Stay at Home orders in place, you may have noticed an increased number of Asian restaurants in our blog lately. This has happened for two main reasons. First, we have recently discovered this amazing cuisine, so we are catching up on all of the great options around our hometown. The second reason is that these types of dishes travel well, which is important when you are on a carryout only basis. During a weekly visit from our daughter, we ventured a little farther from home to grab dinner at ABC Cafe, located at 10001 W. 87th Street. Their diverse menu allowed [...]

By |2020-06-05T06:03:42-06:00June 5th, 2020|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|12 Comments

Taste The Textures – Naree Kitchen Thai & Sushi

It appears that discovering Thai cuisine was something we should have done long ago. This is one of those cases where you just don't realize what you are missing. Once the discovery has been made, you try to make up for lost time. Now that we know how delicious this particular cuisine can be, we seem to be finding a plethora of restaurants around the metro. With the current state of carryout only, we discovered Naree Kitchen Thai & Sushi in our own backyard of Kansas City, Kansas. Our newfound fervor for Thai food had us eager to taste the textures of this [...]

By |2020-05-15T06:31:19-06:00May 15th, 2020|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Thai Inspired Dishes – Lulu’s Noodles

Have you ever made an assumption about a business based on partial information? This has actually happened to us a few times. It often occurs because we have failed to thoroughly research. Let's look at an example of such an oversight. We first noticed Lulu's Noodles during our day trips to downtown Lawrence, Kansas. During this period, we made an assumption that all they served were various flavors of noodle bowls. Unfortunately, that particular location has since closed, but it meant that it moved closer to us. Years would pass, before we discovered they offer up delicious Thai inspired dishes. It was quite [...]

By |2020-05-08T06:16:09-06:00May 8th, 2020|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Thai Orchid Brings The Flavor

It's time for a confession. With all of the restaurants we have visited and covered, there are still some cuisines that we have overlooked. A friend clued us in on a Thai restaurant that we have passed more times than we can count. The description of the food was so compelling, that we knew it would require some firsthand investigation. We made our way to 6504 Martway to find out how Thai Orchid brings the flavor. We want to thank Thai Orchid for their hospitality. Rest assured that all opinions are our own. Refined Atmosphere The restaurant sits on the side of a [...]

By |2020-01-23T18:34:45-06:00March 29th, 2019|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|6 Comments

Plate Presence At Oishi Japanese Cuisine

These days it seems that some of the best little eateries are tucked in out of the way places. Such is the case for Oishi Japanese Cuisine at 12220 Shawnee Mission Parkway. Situated in the 10 Quivira Plaza Shopping Center, we would only see it when we ventured into the parking lot. We remembered a previous visit, but needed another to refresh our memories and taste buds. What we didn't remember was being presented dishes that were as artistic as they were delectable. Quiet Lunch Lately we have had a knack for stopping by places during a break in the action. At Oishi [...]

By |2019-11-21T07:39:30-06:00October 5th, 2018|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|2 Comments

Hidden Treasures at Friends Sushi and Bento Place

The 39th Street corridor, near State Line, is filled with interesting restaurants and shops. One of our favorites is Friends Sushi & Bento Place at 1808 W. 39th St. in Kansas City, Mo. Less than a block from KU Hospital, it has a solid following of residents from around the metro. Almost Hidden Gem Friends Sushi is tucked into the middle of a busy block, which can make it hard to spot it at first. There are so many restaurants in the area, that you can find just about every cuisine imaginable. Since they opened in 2005, they have set a high bar for [...]

By |2022-10-13T12:00:49-06:00September 15th, 2017|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

How Hot Do You Want? Lemongrass Thai

It hasn't been that many years ago, since our daughter first introduced us to Thai cuisine. A recent visit to downtown Overland Park gave us a perfect opportunity to test our Lemongrass Thai, which is located at 7316 W. 80th Street.   First Impressions of Lemongrass Thai When we first entered, we were less than impressed. The entrance off of the street deposited us in a smallish bar-type area. Now with all of the cars parked in the vicinity, it was obvious that there was more to this place. Soon our hostess led us around a corner into the main dining area. Suddenly the place [...]

By |2022-10-13T12:40:19-06:00July 31st, 2017|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Get More Bang For Your Buck at Tao Tao Chinese Restaurant

Tao Tao Chinese Restaurant has a long history of serving downtown Kansas City, Kansas. This shop, at 1300 Minnesota Avenue,  has been dishing up popular menu items since 1970. Some customers have been frequenting this location since they opened. Others have just recently stumbled upon the heaping mounds of fresh Chinese food that they dish up. We stumbled upon this location by accident, but it ended up becoming one of our go-to spots for Asian cuisine in Kansas City, Kansas. We also realized that you get more bang for your buck at Tao Tao. We want to thank Tao Tao Chinese Restaurant for [...]

By |2022-10-17T13:41:44-06:00April 3rd, 2017|Asian, Kansas City, KC Dining|1 Comment
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