Tiger’s Chinese Cuisine bringing Sichuan soup dumplings to Northwest San Antonio | Flavor | San Antonio

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Tiger's Chinese Cuisine offers Xiao Long Bao, or steamed soup dumplings. - FACEBOOK / TIGER'S CHINESE CUISINE

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  • Tiger’s Chinese Cuisine offers Xiao Long Bao, or steamed soup dumplings.

Houston-based Tiger Noodle House has opened a San Antonio outpost near Clark High School, introducing the city to its steamed soup dumplings and other Chinese favorites.

The new spot, Tiger’s Chinese Cuisine, opened at 12730 I-10 West, Suite 312 late last month. Its extensive menu of Sichuan dishes includes not just dumplings but stir fried noodles, “spicy and numbing” hot pots and other Szechuan province specialties.

The spot’s pièce de résistance, however, are its Xiao Long Bao. The pillowy, savory dumplings are highly sought-after by Chinese food aficionados, who have only a handful of local spots — Sichuan House and Dashi Sichuan Kitchen

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It’s official – Asian food is the fastest growing cuisine in the United States.

According to a Euromonitor report​, sales of Asian QSR food grew by more than 135% over the last 25 years and the category has a CAGR of 11.8% forecasted through 2026. The rise of Asian foods is reflective of a larger overall trend toward international cuisine, spurred by increasingly adventurous tastes of younger consumers and broadening demand for exciting new food experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While grouped together, the Asian food and beverage category represents a diversity of cuisines ranging from Chinese and Japanese to Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Indian, Vietnamese and many more. The consistent aspect between these vastly different foods is a long tradition of rich flavors, exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques.

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San Antonio’s The Hayden will offer Jewish-Chinese Christmas menu Dec. 21-23 | Flavor | San Antonio

The Hayden's Jewish-Chinese menu includes five dishes, including pastrami fried rice. - IMAGE COURTESY THE HAYDEN

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  • The Hayden’s Jewish-Chinese menu includes five dishes, including pastrami fried rice.

Alamo Heights-area eatery The Hayden will offer a Jewish-Chinese Christmas menu next week in homage to a tradition owner Adam Lampinstein shares with other members of the U.S. Jewish community.

Many Jewish families go out for Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Eve since they celebrate the separate winter religious holiday of Hanukkah.

“While all our friends are opening presents under the tree, having ham and sipping eggnog, we honestly have nothing else to do and thus this tradition was likely born,” Lampinstein said in a release. “We are social people and want to get out and do something!”

The Hayden’s special menu, available Dec.

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O’mei’s menu dishes fresh flavor

Leaving another restaurant at Tamiami Square in North Naples, I saw the nearby O’mei and my stomach sank.

I hadn’t visited this upscale Chinese restaurant since it returned to this plaza off U.S. 41 earlier this year. Then my stomach growled when I remembered how delicious O’mei can be.

Executive chef Mark Cheng and his wife, Mary, first opened O’mei Chinese Cuisine in this very spot 11 years ago. They packed up and moved to a Naples Boulevard location in 2014 before returning to their original home in April. 

“We have some consistent customers that have come since we were in this location,” Mary Cheng said in an April interview. “People loved this location, and we did too.” 

O'mei's pan-fried egg noodles come with chicken, shrimp and scallops.

I wanted to learn more about that love, and thus this review found me tucked into the corner of an O’mei booth in a dining room that seats about 150 but, on

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