Asian restaurant with Lao and Thai food takes the spice to Fort Worth

TO UPDATE: Zaap should be open in early November, a spokeswoman for the restaurant said on September 21.

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A celebrated Asian restaurant concept from Dallas, serving two kitchens in one, is expanding westward: Zaap Kitchen Lao & Thai Street eats, a popular family-run restaurant on Greenville Avenue that serves Laos and Thailand food, opens a Fort Worth location in the mixed-use West Bend community.

According to a West Bend spokesman, it will go into the room that was previously Pop Bar, the ice cream parlor that closed in early 2020.

Tony Singharaj, owner of Zaap, confirms that Zaap is in expansion mode and plans to open the Fort Worth location in the fall of 2020.

Zaap Kitchen specializes in Laotian cuisine and Thai street food. Singharaj and his wife opened their first location on Greenville Avenue in 2018.

Opening a new restaurant in 2020 is challenging, but they demonstrated their ability to hold out despite the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020 when they opened a second location at Casa Linda Plaza in East Dallas, which is used as a point of sale for Take away has flourished. despite the virus.

Zaap makes everything to order, with the influence of Laotian cuisine bringing a higher, bolder level of flavor.

The menu includes sizzle Laotian sausageheavenly jerky beefcrispy wing, To dance Garlic ribletsand juicy Pork shoulder bites.

Fried pineapple rice is a dish with savory and sweet ingredients: egg, cashews, pineapple, raisins, peas, carrots, onions, tomatoes and garlic.

There is Lao fried rice with egg, white onions, spring onions, tomatoes and garlic, which you can get as they are or with chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or tofu.

Zaap follows a fast-casual service model to make it quicker for those who have tight lunch breaks, and the to-go business is doing well.

At the same time as Fort Worth, they are also expanding in Dallas with another location on Fitzhugh Avenue opening in September.

This will bring their overall portfolio to four restaurants:

  • 6107 Greenville Ave., the original

  • Casa Linda Plaza

  • 2325 N. Fitzhugh Ave.

  • West Bend, the mixed-use development in Fort Worth

Singharaj comes from a restaurant family; His brother Boi owns a small chain called Sabaidee Lao & Thai Cuisine with locations in Dallas, Rowlett and Prosper, which opened in 2019.

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