Restaurant proprietor Joseph Be is a busy man.
This month, he’s debuted three ideas at Asia Occasions Sq., the revamped vacation spot procuring heart positioned at 2625 W. Pioneer Parkway in Grand Prairie: Apsara Thai and Cambodian, Sakari Ramen and Meccha Matcha.
And with Apsara, Be is aiming to convey an elusive delicacies to the forefront. He says his restaurant is the one one in Grand Prairie and Arlington to serve Cambodian meals, and that the one different Cambodian eating places he is aware of about in North Texas are in Lewisville and Rockwall.
“I’m aiming for Cambodian meals to be simply as standard as Thai,” Be mentioned. “Cambodian simply hasn’t gotten the traction” that different Asian delicacies has.
Be’s household is from Cambodia and grew up consuming the meals, and he says its specialties, together with rice-pin noodles like lort cha, function an amazing introduction to the fare.
His eating places are amongst a number of new additions on the procuring heart, which is anchored by Hong Kong Market Place grocery store.
Japanese cream puff chain Beard Papa opened on the finish of November on the heart, whereas Omakase to Go gave the situation a go earlier this month.
The brand new additions are a part of a brand new technique for the middle, co-owner Matthew Loh informed CultureMap.
“We needed to convey one thing extra trendy with a brand new meals court docket, and we like completely different flavors,” he mentioned. “The purpose was to have completely different areas for individuals to expertise. We needed it to characterize Asia and be a vacation spot the place individuals can virtually go to Asia with out having to pay journey prices.”