Plus exotic meat month every March. Research Triangle Park RTP , one of the most prominent areas for technology and business in the country, is adjacent to and practically part of Durham. All the homes, all the info, totally free. Our dinner service is strictly a set menu.
Over the weekend, the latest addition to the M Restaurant Group in Durham came to fruition with the soft opening of M Tempura. Sitting at the M Tempura bar, just like sitting at his sushi bar down the street, makes you feel part of a unique and special experience.
Of course, we have ordered tempura at restaurants before where it varies from heavily battered carrots to soggy sticks of asparagus , but have never had tempura made-to-order and with all the proper fixings. Just as Chef Lee modified my perception of sushi, he has now modified my image of tempura. To start, each diner is given a tray with dipping sauce, seasoning salts, a lemon squeezer, and palate cleansers like pickles and minced daikon. As Lee explained to us, tempura is meant to be a light batter so you can still savor the protein or produce beneath it provided it is actually made with a quality product you want to taste, which makes sense why other tempura is masked with heavy batter.
Some of my personal favorites were the large shiitake mushrooms, bright green asparagus, plump scallops and delicate flounder. The seasonal vegetables were just as good as the shellfish. Each piece is enjoyed freshly cut, freshly fried, still warm and never soggy.
For those who do not know exactly where M Tempura is located, just like the other M restaurants, it is wedged descritely in a Durham alleyway. This one, on Orange Street, in the exact spot where Scratch Bakery used to be. M Tempura will serve dinner only for the rest of this week, then expand to include lunch service. There are a few more M restaurant concepts percolating. We are so excited to see how, where, and when they pop up and to share the news with our readers!
He is shifting his focus to more casual concepts, continuing to run NanaTaco and is about to introduce DeeLuxe Chicken! Rue Cler takes that genius and steps it up a notch. If nothing else, stop here after going to DPAC for dessert once in your life. Oh yea, and everything else Rue Cler makes tastes like a French man bottled up Paris and brought it to Durham. Thank you for that, random French man. Too hippie dippie without enough substance. Good tapas for Durham, bad tapas compared to anywhere else.
I have higher standards coming from San Francisco. I enjoyed the exact same meal three times more at Rue Cler. Every Asian place in Durham: Sorry your baby-tongue can only handle sweet flavors. Until then, Bryers has you covered….
Wow… Just wow… Thank god you brought your pompous yelptastic attitude to the Triangle from California. Too bad your palette sucks ass and renders your opinions worthless…. Happy China is edible. Thai cafe is ok. Both are family-run places with very friendly waitstaff.
Best Asian restaurants in Durham: This author has shit for taste. Hong Kong on Guess Rd. Pho 9N9 on T. Alexander is way above par Vietnamese food. It certainly is grounds for the denial of any credibility. I also enjoy Saigon. Q-Shack is acceptable as fast-food BBQ. Well…they also have clean bathrooms. Makes me think you only included them on this list because you could walk there from a couple of the other restaurants.
Beer brewed 20 feet from the tap. Every inch of the dining area is from local recycled barn walls and shop class tables. Plus exotic meat month every March. The title of your article is wrong. No, my friend, you have an uneducated palate. There are many good places for ALL the Asian foods in Durham, you seemed to not have looked, or asked. Hunan Homes was my favorite Chinese food in SF. BLOG The lighter side of real estate. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.
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