|Drunken Noodle, Tamarind Duck, Curry Salmon, Chef Jet Tila with Cynthia Smoot|
Pakpao is a Thai inspired restaurant that, according to the press release I received. "invites guests to indulge in the authentic and robust flavors of Thailand. With a menu created by Celebrity Chef Jet Tila, an experience at Pakpao combines distinctive dishes with classic Thai favorites". Earlier this month, Pakpao officially opened their third location with a Plano offshoot. Pakpao’s Plano menu will feature authentic Thai delicacies influenced by the streets of Bangkok. Popular dishes include Vegan Pad Thai, Short Rib with Massaman Curry, The Thai Grilled Chicken Salad and a unique Beef Jerky Flight paired with three rotating local brews.
From battling the legendary Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America to guiding Anthony Bourdain through the markets and restaurants of Los Angeles’ & Las Vegas, culinary personality Jet Tila has been nationally celebrated for his culinary expertise in modern Asian Cuisine. We are blessed to have his expertise and personality infused into this Dallas-based brand! When creating the menu, Chef Tila incorporated elements of inspiration from diverse regions of Thailand, with each dish prepared using fresh and traditional ingredients. The menu offers gluten-free and vegan options, making it a perfect location for a group brunch, lunch or dinner. “I am honored to continue bringing my passion for Thai cuisine to Texas,” said Executive Chef Jet Tila. “It’s great to see Pakpao’s popularity and fan base growing bigger every day.”Although primarily influenced by Bangkok’s streets, Chef Jet Tila also draws inspiration from diverse regions of the country and each dish is prepared with fresh and traditional ingredients.
The restaurant is open for weekend brunch, and nightly for lunch and dinner. Pakpao, with locations in the Design District, Preston Hollow and now Plano, is a part of Apheleia Restaurant Group, with concepts also including Oak, Quill, El Bolero and The Royale Magnificent Burgers.
Plano, 3310 Dallas Pkwy (Parker & the Toll Road) 972-378-1224
Preston Hollow, 7859 Walnut Hill Ln, Ste. 150, Dallas, 75230, 214-484-8772
Oak Lawn, 628 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste. 120, Dallas 75207, 214-749-7002