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Lunar New Year: The Year of the Rooster

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Lunar New Year is January 28 and 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Here are a few top spots around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to celebrate!

Fortune House — Irving

Straight from Shanghai, Fortune House is one of Irving’s newest palate-pleasing treasures. Located in an unassuming shopping center in Las Colinas, the restaurant serves up every possible variation on the dumpling. Most notably these include the juicy soup dumplings of owner Lucy Young’s childhood. Don’t miss the green onion pancakes either. When in doubt, the friendly and outgoing staff will demystify the menu for you.
8150 N. MacArthur Blvd. #190, Irving, TX 75063

Pho Bang — Garland
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Pho, the Vietnamese noodle dish, has become a popular comfort food in North Texas and with so many pho shops popping up, consumers are faced with a delicious dilemma – which to choose? Garland is home to one of the go-tos, Pho Bang.  The restaurant concocts a winning combination of silken broth and meltingly tender beef tendon. Some find it the perfect hangover cure.
Village Plaza Shopping Center, 3565 W. Walnut St., Garland, TX 75042

Yao Fuzi — Plano

Duck…duck…calamari. Indulge your taste buds in crispy fried deliciousness at Plano’s Yao Fuzi, another under-the-radar outpost for authentic Shanghai cuisine. The extensive menu has plenty to appeal to both adventurous and more timid palates, from the jellyfish appetizer to the must-try Fuzi crispy beef. Wash it all down with one of the restaurant’s specialty martinis or a Fuzi mule.
Berkeley Square, 4757 W. Park Blvd. #108, Plano, TX 75093

Jusgo — Plano

01Prefer to cook up your own Lunar New Year feast at home? Jusgo is a supermarket in Plano that sells every possible Asian ingredient you might need from exotic fresh produce and fish to hundreds of kinds of noodles and prepared foods, all at a great value. (But don’t worry, you can also pick up a box of Lucky Charms or a jar of Skippy.) Drive past your normal grocery destination and think outside of the pantry.
240 Legacy Dr. #200, Plano, TX 75023

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Shelley Seale

Shelley Seale is a freelance journalist and author in Austin who has written for National Geographic, USA Today, EAT Magazine, TravelFinder, The Guardian and Texas Monthly, among others. She loves food, travel, yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, she doesn’t know how to whistle.

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