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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month Through Food

Written by Visit Mesquite Staff May 22, 2024

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, there’s no better way to honor the diverse cultures and rich traditions of the AAPI community than through food. Mesquite and its surrounding areas are home to a vibrant array of Asian and Pacific Islander restaurants, each offering a unique taste of their heritage. Join us on this foodie journey to discover some of the best AAPI eateries around!

Oh My Curry

Location: 909 E Davis St., Suite A
Start your adventure off with a stop at Oh My Curry. This Indian restaurant is perfect for curry lovers, offering a variety of rich and flavorful curries alongside dishes like Chicken and Lamb Biryani, build your own wraps and salad bowls. For dessert, try a Lassi (Indian Yogurt Shake).

King Noodle & Sushi

Location: 909 Tripp Rd #130
For a fusion of Japanese and Asian cuisine, King Noodle is your go-to spot. Their menu features everything from sushi rolls and sashimi to hibachi, although they are best known for their famous hand-pulled noodles. The noodles are prepared fresh each day and paired with secret broth recipes to make dishes like their Wonton Noodle Soup and Lemon Grass Chicken Noodle Soup.

Mr. Teriyaki

Location: 3522 Gus Thomasson Rd
If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, Mr. Teriyaki is a must-visit. This hidden gem serves a variety of options at an unbeatable price! Their signature dishes are the teriyaki chicken, beef and beef rib all served with fluffy steamed or fried rice. For an appetizer, we suggest the Crab Rangoon or spice things up with the fried chicken wings.

Chan’s Chinese Restaurant

Location: 2110 N Galloway Ave #130
Chan’s Chinese Restaurant is a beloved local spot known for its delicious and authentic Chinese dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for classic favorites like General Tso’s Chicken, Lo Mein, or their famous egg rolls, Chan’s delivers hearty portions and amazing flavors.

Kaze Sushi & Hibachi

Location: 3919 Pavilion Ct.
Kaze Sushi and Hibachi is a Mesquite Classic. Located near the hustle and bustle of Town East Mall, this spot combines the art of sushi with the excitement of hibachi grilling. Enjoy expertly crafted sushi rolls or sit around the hibachi grill and watch the skilled chefs prepare your meal with flair.

Taste of Philippines

Location: 565 W Oates Rd., #110, Garland, Tx
Just across city lines in Garland, Taste of Philippines is a must-stop for a classic Filipino feast. This modern restaurant brings the vibrant flavors of the Philippines to Texas with dishes like Chicken Inasal, BBQ Pork, and Pancit Bihon Noodles! Don’t miss their specialty, the Kare Kare Special (beef oxtail in peanut sauce).

Mo’Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food

Location: 572 W US-80 Frontage Rd., Forney, TX
If you’re up for a short drive, try Mo’Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food in neighboring Forney for a taste straight from the Hawaiian Islands! This spot offers a range of mouth-watering “build-it-yourself  bowls with meats like Kalua Pig, Katsu Chicken, Teriyaki Steak and Shrimp Tempura. Finish off your meal with a  Hawaiian Sun, made by Hawai’I’s oldest juice company and stripped straight from the islands.

AAPI Heritage Month is the perfect time to explore and support the diverse array of Asian and Pacific Islander restaurants in and around Mesquite. Each of these establishments offer a unique taste into their cultural heritage, providing a delicious way to celebrate and honor the contributions of the AAPI community to Mesquite.

Happy eating and happy AAPI Heritage Month!