There aren’t a ton of places to get fabulous Chinese food in town. If you go north of Dallas, your chances increase. But in the city limits, there are places that serve decent dishes–one of them being Asian Mint.
The food here is fine. The menu has the popular Asian-fusion approach. My one visit there had me ordering the Mongolian beef stir-fry, which was well-seasoned and made for a desirable bite when mixed with rice. The overall meal was savory, but the cheap-tasting meat kept it from being near perfect. But for a meal that came out in less than 10 minutes, it definitely has me wanting to return.
What inspired this blog post wasn’t the one acceptable meal I had, but the part that followed.
The green tea ice cream cake doesn’t sound as appetizing as it really is. In fact, when the green block is placed on the table, your hesitation might continue. Starting at the top of the tower, your fork goes through a tangy whipped cream, followed by a layer of dense cake, green tea ice cream and more cake. Bite after you bite, you start to like it. The whipped cream and ice cream are cool and refreshing, lightening the dense sponge cake that seems to have been soaked in tea.
One out of the four at our table tried his best to down it and failed. The rest of us started to dig in after getting used to it in three bites. The dessert is simply something different, something that is much needed in breaking up the cycle of frozen yogurt places we all can get into.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ambiance: Modern, white, clean decor–the evening can get packed and noisy
Payment information: Major credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar