I have been on a bit of a dining adventure lately and one of my recent stops on this world food tour was an exciting restaurant in the heart of Dallas' Oak Lawn neighborhood called Bengal Coast. Bengal Coast is located in the Centrum Plaza building at the corner of Cedar Springs and Welborn and features food and flavors of what they describe as "the other Asia".
The other Asia consists of India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia and the foods and flavors that these countries have inspired at Bengal Coast make for delicious dining. The food is a flavorful combination of meat, poultry and seafood items served in a variety of ways from wraps and kebobs to curries and stir frys. There are also several menu options for those seeking a vegetarian meal.
The food combines with an exciting and contemporary elegant décor for an outstanding overall dining experience. I know that it is odd to suggest this, but while you are there, be sure to experience the unique restrooms. I won't say more, but it's worth checking out, even if only to wash your hands.
My recommendations of "don't miss" items include the Lettuce Boat appetizers and the Bangkok Prawn Stir Fry. The Cool Beans Chaat that is served as a side dish with some menu items is another unique, flavorful and a genuine treat. Also, ask your server to inquire about the availability of a Chocolate Spring Roll for dessert. It is rich and delicious and not on the menu... you have to ask for it... but be warned, eat it very carefully or you could get very hot chocolate filling squirted on you!
Bengal Coast was a tasty, out of this hemisphere, food lovers experience. I'll be back again and hope that I'll see you there!