It’s not every day we make a trip out to Colleyville, but whispers of a new, upscale Asian  restaurant in the small but sophisticated town lured us in.  Only having been open for three weeks and tucked away at 5005 Colleyville Blvd, we weren’t sure what to expect from Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin’s first solo venture, but we were certainly not let down.

To start, we ordered the Braised Pork Belly, which contained Chef Eddy’s signature braised pork belly with pickled daikon and pickled mustard greens.  The pork belly was amazing, full of flavor from the pickled daikon and mustard greens.  The pork was tender enough to cut with your fork, and rich in flavor.

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Next was the Japanese Beef Carpaccio, sliced filet mignon with roasted garlic miso aioli, caper berries, cappolini onions, baby arugula, and thick sliced Parimagiano-Reggiano.  Nine pieces of filet mignon adorned the the plate, with the baby arugula in the center.  Thinly sliced, the filet mignon literally melted in your mouth.  The garlic miso aioli and fresh Parimagiano-Reggiano were perfect toppings.  It was a pleasant surprise and one of the better appetizers we’ve tried in a while.

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For our meal, we were recommended two dishes, the Massaman Short Rib and the Salmon Miso Truffle.  The Massaman Short Rib is a 48-hour braised Certified Angus beef short rib in Massaman curry with coconut milk, onions, cherry tomatoes, roasted peanuts, bell peppers, and sweet potatoes.  The short rib was extremely tender and plated beautifully. The Massaman curry wasn’t too spicy nor overpowering in flavor, and paired excellent with the side of white rice.

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Our other dish was the Salmon Miso Truffle, a grilled salmon with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and wild mushrooms in a Miso truffle cream.  This entire dish was delectable and amazing.  A full bite of salmon topped with mushrooms and brussel sports and the Miso truffle cream resulted in an explosion of delicious flavors all complementing each other.

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Green Tea Cheesecake was our dessert of choice,. The cheesecake had just the subtlest hints of green tea, and the wafer hidden at the bottom added just the right amount of sweet crunch. The strawberries were fresh and bursting with sweetness.

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Sai Fine Asian Bistro truly is a hidden gem in Colleyville.  From their classic decor to their outstanding menu of finely prepared and original entrees, Sai’s is a must visit if you are in the area, and is worth driving to from anywhere in DFW.  You will enjoy the unique spin on Fine Asian food with a unique menu, kind and knowledgeable staff, and delightful dishes.

Side note – BYOB for now, so grab your favorite bottle of vino and head over!