De Dao has been a name I have heard a lot over the last few months. I am apart of a Foodie group on Facebook in the Cypress Area and they have been ranting and raving about this restaurant.
A few weeks ago my husband and I finally had a chance to go to the restaurant. We were out shopping and decided to stop in for lunch.
De Dao Hunan Style Tapas is a fast casual restaurant dedicated to bringing the best of Chinese tapas to the American market. De Dao serves the most trendy Chinese tapas dishes in a modern setting. We put a strong emphasis on the freshness of our ingredients although each order is served in five to ten minutes. Lots of the items on the menu are made from scratch.
We were greeted by a sweet lady who we later found out was the owner. She described the menu to us and the style of the food at De Dao.
The waitress took our drink orders and we began perusing the menu.
I loved that the menu had pictures of the food items. This is helpful when someone isn’t familiar with the food and the dishes.
Hunan Style cuisine is well-known for it’s hot and spicy flavors, fresh aroma and deep colors.
We started with the Pork Belly with Buns. This dish consisted of braised pork belly that was served in the most flavorful gravy with greens. Oh my word.
The steamed buns were like butter, they melted in our mouth. So good! My mouth is watering just thinking of this dish again.
De Dao also serves Braised cabbage on the House. The cabbage was simple but yet so full of flavor. Really nice. It paired nicely with the pork belly with buns as well.
Shanghai Soup Dumplings. The Soup Dumplings had pops of flavor in one bite. The dumplings were filled with meat and a little soup.
The perfect bite. Superb.
Squid on a Hot Plate was my favorite of the day! Oh my goodness. The flavor in this dish was outrageous. The squid was perfectly cooked and the flavor profile was incredible. But I will recommend getting it with the least amount of heat because the spice level is different in Hunan dishes.
This dish was hot! But oh so good! Served with rice.
We loved the food so much we stopped in last week and picked up a To Go Order.
One of the items we tried was the Crispy Pork Belly.
Oh my word! The Crispy Belly was amazing! The best dish we’ve had in a very long time. The flavors were amazing. The pork belly was perfectly crisped and served in a wonderful gravy. So good over rice.
Overall, we loved De Dao. The food and service didn’t disappoint. It was superb and exceeded our expectations. Each dish was served to perfection. Packed with flavor and well prepared! So good!
It will definitely be one of our go to’s!
I’m including my video from youtube of our complete visit.
De Dao is located at 25410 NW Freeway B-1, Cypress, TX 77429. The Hours of Operation are Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Go check them out and be sure to tell them that Da’ Stylish Foodie sent you.