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Malai Kitchen Prepares to Open in Southlake

Jan 26, 2016 08:22AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Hungry for the flavors of Southeast Asia? Head over to Malai Kitchen in Park Village on January 31. That’s the official opening date for Malai’s Southlake location. It opens five years to the day of Braden and Yasmin Wages’ first Malai opening in Uptown.

“We’re excited to bring our modern take on Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and refined service to Southlake’s burgeoning food scene,” said Braden in a press release. “We are looking forward to becoming a neighborhood staple for the community.”

This second location will stay true to Malai’s core principles of sourcing the highest quality ingredients available and preparing as much as possible from scratch. As with the original restaurant, all curry paste, sriracha sauce and coconut milk will continue to be prepared in-house daily. For new projects, the Wages have acquired a sugar cane juicer to add fresh sugar cane juice to the menu, an item that will be exclusive to Southlake. In addition, the Southlake location will expand Malai’s unique beer program, including five of their house-brewed, Asian-style beers on tap and a larger brew room.

Dinner, lunch, brunch and beverage menus will remain consistent with the original, except for a few additions including Hanoi Style Snapper, Vietnamese Filet Mignon, Panang Curry Duck, Arctic Char, and Chili Chocolate Roti. Expect fan favorites such as the Thai Coconut Soup, Peanut-Encrusted Ruby Trout, Iron Pot Green Curry Chicken, Vietnamese Barbeque Pork Ribs, Thai Eggs Benedict, and Mango Sticky Rice Smash. The bar will boast seasonal signature cocktails and an approachable wine list.

Malai Kitchen Southlake will be open seven days a week serving dinner, lunch, brunch and happy hour. Visit for more and watch Southlake Style for an upcoming Local Flavor review.