Spotlight Restaurant of the Week
The new Fu Manchung in Spring, TX, on FM 2920 near Meadowhill Dr is, as their menu states, “not your typical Asian Restaurant “Owner Paul Huynh and Chef Taylor has opened one of Nick’s Local Eats favorite new spots offering South East Asian cuisine with a little Southern spin. Just about everything here has high quality meats, is scratch made and authentic. Chef Taylor ‘s creations have all been quite wonderful. Lunch is fast casual and dinner is full service with an expanded menu.
Nick’s Recommendations: (menu descriptions by Fu Manchung)
-Phorollees “For those who are adventurous and want to try something different, this is FU YOU! Imagine, a spring roll with some of the main Pho ingredients rolled up inside, that you then dip in the beef broth, and then add a little hoisin/siracha sauce on top, voila, both fused to become one. If you like it great! If not, go back to the original spring roll and traditional bowl of Pho without hurting the Pho-Rollee’s feelings!” -Macarollees “This crispy golden delight is where the East meets the West. Using the eggroll wrap, we’ve rolled into it our childhood favorite, Mac n Cheese with ham bits. Dip this into the tangy BBQ sauce, and even adults will fall in love with it!”
-Crabby Cream Rolls “Now if you have had crab fried wontons or similar, this is a must try. We use the eggroll wrap to roll up Philadelphia cream cheese with little pieces of imitation crab meat in each roll which is then deep fried. Be careful, these rolls need to cool down or can explode in your mouth. Be patient, plenty to go around. (6 rolls per order).”
-Tom Yummy Fried Rice “This fried rice dish is made with a flavorful combo of Thai spices that will surely add a little kick to your taste buds.You have probably tried Tom Yum soup, but now you get to try our fried rice version with the same flavors. Has bean sprouts, scrambled egg, & basil pieces. Pick your choice of either chicken, or beef, or shrimp (add $2), or combo of all meats (add $4)”
-Vermicelli Boom Cha Y’all “This Vietnamese rice noodle bowl is a refreshing take to grilled lemon grass beef mixed in with lettuce, and TWO crispy homemad egg rolls, topped off with the traditional sweet & mild spicy lemon fish based sauce, and one BIG grilled shrimp & crushed peanuts!”.
-Wok N’ Beef” Also known as disco beef, shaken beef, stir crazy beef, but here, you’re in for a special treat. We use Filet mignon, cut into small cubes, marinated in a special sauce for hours, then stir fried with red onion slices, and plated with some lettuce, red & green bell peppers, and jasmine steamed rice. (“Bo luc lat” [BAW-LUKE-LOCH] is the traditional name of this meal from Vietnam)’
Pho licious ”If you are a beef lover, look no further and try our rice noodle beef soup. A traditional Vietnamese favorite, we stew the broth overnight from all beef bones. Served with thin top sirloin rare slices, brisket slices, and HOMEMADE fresh beef meatballs. If you haven’t tried this before, we highly recommend you step outside your comfort zone and you may be hooked PHO-life!”
-The Eloisa’s Fried Rice ”Just try it! You won’t go anywhere else for fried rice after you get hooked on this. We use a special home recipe mixture with premium grade Japanese grain rice. Very soft & moist. You pick your choice of either chicken, or beef, or (shrimp-add $2), or (combo of all meats $4).”
Don’t miss out on a glass of Fruity Passion Tea “This is a green tea leaf base brew with an added splash of passion fruit keeping your mouth and taste buds cool in this Texas summer heat!”
Fu Manchung Phone: 832-791-5873 Address :3416 FM 2920 Rd., Suite 210 Spring, TX 77388 Website: www.fumanchung.com
CHEF TAYLOR AND HIS ASSISTANT SAUL