Apple valley’s new umami bowl does asian food right

Joshua Ku, owner of Apple Valley’s new Umami Bowl, spent more than 30 years working with his father, who runs several Thai, Chinese and Japanese teriyaki restaurants in Minnesota and Michigan, until he decided to branch out on his own.

The result is this fast-casual spot (15465 Cedar Ave., Apple Valley; 952-683-9550) that serves dishes from different parts of Asia, including pho, pad Thai, curry and stir-fry rice bowls. Chicken parmesan recipe in oven Thai iced coffee, bubble teas and a selection of other drinks can also be found here. Chicken parmesan recipe healthy Related Articles

Dishes fresh as can be come out of the open kitchen. Parmesan crusted chicken salad When choosing an appetizer, I recommend the shrimp spring rolls. Parmesan chicken recipes without bread crumbs I was impressed that the rolls came with julienned strips of Vietnamese ham, which is not commonly served outside of Twin Cities Vietnamese restaurants. Parmesan chicken pasta recipe It gave the appetizer a nice boost of saltiness.


While the concept is fast-casual, there is nothing fast about its pho broth. Recipe for easy chicken parmesan Ku simmers each batch eight hours, and it pays off. How to make chicken parmesan with chicken patties The result is a deep-bodied broth packed with plenty of flavor that is as good as what you would find at a full-service sit-down restaurant. Parmesan chicken sides Pho here starts at $5, with additional ingredients, such as beef or shrimp, at $1 each.

Another favorite came as a surprise. Chicken parmesan pasta bake I had reservations about the teriyaki chicken rice bowl ($9) because of having too-sweet versions at other restaurants. But that was definitely not the case at Umami Bowl. Chicken parmesan recipe with mayo The chicken and the broccoli were cooked wonderfully, and an Asian aioli was drizzled over it, adding even more flavor to this already flavorful dish.

If you have a weakness for pad Thai ($8 to $12), fans of this popular noodle dish should be fine with Umami Bowl’s, which played it fairly safe. Parmesan chicken wings The drunken noodle ($8 to $12) with a spicy wine sauce was the standout. Chicken parmesan recipe simple It was bursting with layers of flavor in every slurp. Chicken parmesan healthy recipe Basil gave it a nice herbal note and red bell peppers were cooked just right and had some crunch.

Umami Bowl opened in November and seems to already be packing in quite the crowd. Chicken parmesan temperature If the spot continues to offer breezy, friendly service and flavorful dishes, Umami Bowl should continue to lure crowds.

One of the problems with restaurants who claim to serve “authentic” dishes from this-or-that country is that they invariably dumb down the dish for what they see as American tastes.Anyone who has traveled to Asia (and particularly Southeast Asia) will recognize this in an instant. Chicken parmesan recipe food network The article mentions Padt Thai: the bland, overly-oiled facsimile served in most American restaurants bears very little resemblance to the real thing: a powerful, fish-sauce-infused, pepper-loaded belt in the chops that is represented by the real thing. Chicken parmigiana recipe olive garden Much the same with several other dishes (and ethnicities) I could mention.

Want the real McCoy? Visit those “ethnic” restaurants where people of that particular ethnicity hang out. Parmesan crusted chicken recipes The (older) Hmong market in St. Images of chicken parmesan Paul is a good example. Parmesan chicken pasta If you want a taste of what their cuisine is REALLY about, order a papaya salad, sausage and rice. Parmesan crusted chicken recipe The papaya salad will knock your socks off and is a nice counterpoint to their sausage. Chicken parmesan nutritional information The purplish-looking rice is visually a bit offputting but is quite good. Oven parmesan chicken Bubble tea? a matter of taste. Chicken cutlet parmesan baked Pretty sweet but if that is your thing…

So how good is the Umami Bowl’s Pho’? Hard to say. How to make chicken parmesan sauce My standard of comparison is that served by Cam Ranh Bay in Burnsville and suffice it to say that I regularly drive 50 miles in the winter just to have it. Parmesan chicken in crockpot If Umami Bowl’s is similar, they’ll have my business.