The transformation from noodle shop to fried chicken shack is compete in East Dallas. Chef Donny Sirisavath announced in February that he had closed down his nationally-acclaimed Laotian restaurant Khao Noodle Shop and would debut Darkoo’s Chicken Shack in its place at 4812 Bryan Street, Suite #101.
This time, Sirisavath is teaming up with Jimmy Niwa of Niwa Japanese BBQ, per the Dallas Morning News, for this new takeout-friendly comfort-food spot with a menu that spans Laotian and Japanese influences. The 24-hour brined fried chicken is offered in three different styles: Lao Gai, Japanese karaage, and a Hainanese chicken rice — with dipping sauces like spicy ketchup. Playful menu offerings include elotes done up Lao-style, “Darkoo’s eggs” AKA fried yam balls with pandan custard, and sake served in juice boxes.
Darkoo’s Chicken Shack is currently open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
- This new East Dallas restaurant is serving Asian fried chicken and sake juice boxes [Dallas Morning News]
- Nationally-Acclaimed Khao Noodle Shop Is Now Closed
- Khao Noodle Shop is One of the Country’s Best New Restaurants
- In-Your-Face Flavors and Bright Spices Shine at East Dallas Laotian Spot Khao Noodle Shop
- Chef Donny Sirisavath Plots a Playful New Project Inside Khao Noodle Shop
- Darkoo’s Chicken Shack [Facebook]