Forsure “Sum Dang Good Chinese” In Dallas!

Delicious Eats at Trinity Groves in Dallas.

If you follow me on social media, or you’re one of the millions of foodies we reach each year then you’re aware I’m always on the hunt for the next new and creative concept. In the last three months of the pandemic crisis, it’s made it impossible for new restaurants to open. We’ve had a large number of them close, and sadly, more will follow.

When I got an email about a new restaurant opening its doors during the COVID-19 crisis my immediate thought response was, NO WAY... This has to be wrong? A new restaurant with an opening date?

Nope, I stand corrected!

When I found out it was a Phil Romano concept I was truly excited that a restaurant wanted to open and share a new concept with North Texans during a crisis.

Phil Romano is passionate about the restaurant business. If he decides to open a new concept, then you better believe it’s going to be fun and exciting.

It was opening in one of my favorite destination spots in North Texas for dining, drinking, socializing, and sweet treats. Yep, Trinity Groves in Dallas, Texas!

SUM DANG GOOD CHINESE TO OPEN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 Dallas Trinity Groves

Great NEWS for the Culinary and Restaurant scene in Dallas!

I know this probably may come as a surprise to everyone but at Trinity Groves’ the NEW “Sum Dang Good Chinese Restaurant” is opening this week for curbside pickup and delivery!!!!!

If you ask me I think this is a positive move for the Dallas restaurant scene and of course the Trinity Groves area.

Phil Romano, co-owner of Trinity Groves said: “Many people wouldn’t dream of opening a restaurant in this climate, but we are adapting and think Dallas needs a little culinary excitement right now. Now more than ever people need great takeout and delivery options, so we’re here to answer the call. We’re thrilled with Chef Cai’s menu, and we can’t wait to share it with the community, even during this unprecedented time.”

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, restaurants all over DFW—and the country—have been forced to quickly pivot their business models or close down completely. So now is an unusual time to open a new restaurant. And yet… Trinity Groves is ready to unveil Sum Dang Good Chinese, the new restaurant that has taken over the old Chino space. It will debut on Wednesday, April 1 with its full menu of food and drinks available for curbside pickup (call 469-638-8930) and delivery via Uber Eats, Grubhub, Favor, Caviar, DoorDash and Postmates.

The kitchen is led by Chef Weigou Cai, a 40-year veteran of Chinese cuisine who is the former Head Chef at the lauded Royal China. The menu includes handmade dumplings and hand-pulled noodles, soups, Bao buns, and appetizers like scallion pancakes, crab and cheese rangoon, and two varieties of egg rolls. Entrees feature favorites like Sesame Chicken, Sichuan Beef, Mu Shu Pork, Kung Pao Shrimp, Ma Po Tofu and a huge heap of House Fried Rice. There is even a modern spin on some dishes like Beer Can Chinese Chicken, a whole rack of Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Pot Pie Dumplings, a giant flaming sesame ball, and a soup dumpling (The Humpty Dumpling) so big it has to be devoured using a straw and fork! See the attached menu for more.

The full bar is also available for delivery, including craft beers, wines, sakes and creative Asian-inspired cocktails. Pair your lunch or dinner with a Lychee Island Iced Tea, Singapore Sling or New Old Fashioned, and you’ll have a festive feast to enjoy at home.

Once restaurants can safely re-open for dine-in service, visitors will experience Sum Dang Good Chinese’s updated interior, which has been outfitted with new art and a new color scheme, plus an open kitchen with visible dumpling and noodle stations.

Trinity Groves is an exciting restaurant and entertainment complex with a positive and  vibrant vision. Their vision is to bring together the local community and businesses in West Dallas by providing a unique one of a kind experience that will make Trinity Groves a primary entertainment destination in Dallas.

I’ve been visiting the Grove since they opened and I love it. Please see the contact information to order SUM DANG GOOD CHINESE. (call 469-638-8930) and delivery via Uber Eats, Grubhub, Favor, Caviar, DoorDash and Postmates.

We need to support our local restaurants, businesses and chefs during this crisis. They need our help to survive this crisis and pull through!

 

 

Edamame

Japanese soy beans, salt 5.00

Vegetable Egg Rolls (2)

Fried and filled with cabbage, carrot, celery 4.00

Chicken Egg Rolls (2)

Fried and filled with chopped chicken, cabbage, carrot, celery 5.00

Wuxi Spare Ribs

Pork short-ribs, traditional Chinese sweet black bean sauce 12.00

Cheese and Crab Rangoon

Fried stuffed wonton, crab meat, cream cheese 7.00

Spicy Sichuan Wontons

Pork, Sichuan pepper oil, garlic 9.00

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chopped chicken, jicama, green peas, carrot, onion, hoisin and oyster sauce, crisp iceberg lettuce 12.00

Sweet Seaweed Salad

Seaweed, red pepper, sweet vinegar, thin dried bean curd, Chinese soybean sauce 7.00

Spicy Cucumber Salad

Japanese cucumber, Sichuan pepper oil, garlic 7.00

SOUPS

Seafood Soup

Scallops, shrimp, fish, crab meat, green peas, carrots, egg 15.00

Hot and Sour Soup

Tofu, black mushroom, bamboo strips, egg, white pepper, vinegar 10.00

Veggie and Tofu Soup

Tofu, snow peas, white mushroom, broccoli, Shanghai bok choy 10.00

Sizzling Rice Soup

Pork wonton, sizzling rice, white mushroom, snow peas, carrot 11.00

FRIED RICE

House

Prawns, beef, pork, chicken, green peas, carrot, egg 15.00

Vegetarian

Cabbage, broccoli, snow peas, green peas, carrot, egg 10.00

BUNS (BAO)

Pork Pan Fried Bun

Ground pork, scallion, ginger, black sesame, pan fried 10.00 DUMPLINGS

STEAMED OR FRIED

Pork

Ground pork, napa cabbage, jicama, black mushroom, green onion, ginger 9.00

Chicken

Ground chicken, napa cabbage, jicama, black mushroom, green onion, ginger 9.00

Shrimp

Chopped shrimp, celery, jimaca, black mushroom, zucchini, green onion, ginger 10.00

Veggie

Napa cabbage, jimaca, black mushroom, glass noodle, carrot, green onion, ginger 9.00

Combo

2 of each of the above 11.00

Chicken Pot Pie

Roasted chicken, celery, carrot, onion, cream, garlic 9.00

SOUP DUMPLINGS

Soup (Xio Long Bao)

Pork, green onion, ginger, duck 11.00

Humpty Dumpling

Crab, chicken, pork, peas, scallions 20.00

NOODLES

HAND-PULLED WIDE WET

Dan-Dan

Sliced chicken, sweet and sour sauce, bean sprouts, cucumber, chopped peanuts, carrot 11.00

Spicy Slow Cooked Pork

Slow cooked pork, carrot, sweet and sour sauce, bean sprouts, cucumber, hot chili paste 15.00

HAND-PULLED STIR FRIED

Veggie

Broccoli, snow peas, cabbage, celery, green onion, bean sprouts, black bean sauce 12.00

Pad Thai

Bean sprouts, cabbage, carrot, celery, green onion, scrambled egg, chopped peanuts, spicy Thai sauce 12.00

Add chicken or pork

+ 2.00

Add beef, shrimp, or combo

+ 4.00

HAND-PULLED SOUP NOODLES

Veggie

Shanghai bok choy, sour mustard 12.00

Beef

Shanghai bok choy, beef, sour mustard, green onion 15.00 ENTREES

CHICKEN

Sesame Chicken

Boneless chicken thigh, white sesame glaze, broccoli 15.00

Orange Chicken

Boneless chicken thigh, spicy orange glaze, cherries, broccoli 15.00

General Tso’s Chicken

Boneless chicken thigh, spicy chili glaze, broccoli 18.00

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Boneless chicken breast, sweet and sour glaze, cherries, cabbage 15.00

Kung Pao Chicken

Boneless chicken breast, red bell pepper, zucchini, peanut, ginger, garlic, scallion, spicy chili pepper 15.00

Cashew Chicken

Boneless chicken breast, cashew, black bean sauce, zucchini, mushroom, carrot 15.00

BEEF

Orange Beef

Flank steak, spicy orange glaze, cherries, broccoli 22.00

Crispy Spicy Beef

Pan-fried beef loin strips, spicy chili sauce 17.00

Mongolian Beef

Beef loin strips, green onion, red chili, spicy black bean sauce 16.00

Lemon Chicken

Boneless battered chicken breast, lemon glaze 15.00

Mushroom Chicken

Chopped chicken breast, white mushroom, snow peas, white sauce 17.00

Yu Xiang Chicken

Chopped chicken breast, red bell pepper, zucchini, onion, jimaca, sweet, sour, and spicy black bean sauce 17.00

Mu Shu Chicken

Shredded chicken, cabbage, carrot, celery, bamboo shoot, onion, pancake, plum sauce 13.00

Chinese Beer Can Chicken

Roasted hen, Chinese five spice rub, canned beer, orange hoisin glaze 16.00

Beef and Broccoli

Beef loin strips, broccoli, white mushroom, carrot, brown sauce 15.00

Hunan Spicy Beef

Beef loin strips, zucchini, red bell pepper, jicama, spicy brown sauce 17.00

Sichuan Beef

Beef loin strips, bok choy, baby mushroom, spicy brown sauce 17.00 PORK

Ants Climbing Trees

Korean glass noodle, chopped pork, spicy brown sauce 16.00

Yu Xiang Pork

Hand pulled pork, jicama, red bell pepper, celery, scallions, onion, spicy black bean sauce 17.00

Sichuan Pork

Pork belly, bok choy, bean curd, cabbage, spicy brown sauce 16.00

SEAFOOD

Honey Walnut Prawns

Battered prawns, roasted walnuts, sweet honey cream sauce 20.00

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Battered prawns, salt, pepper, scallion 20.00

Kung Pao Shrimp

Sauteed shrimp, red bell pepper, zucchini, peanut, ginger, garlic, scallion, spicy chili pepper 20.00

Dragon and Phoenix

Combination of sesame chicken and shrimp with vegetables in garlic 25.00

VEGGIE

Sichuan Green Beans

Whole green beans, pickled mustard, garlic, spicy Sichuan sauce 12.00

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Chinese eggplant, red and green bell pepper, garlic, spicy black bean sauce 11.00

Ma Po Tofu

Sauteed tofu, spicy black bean sauce 14.00

Mu Shu Pork

Pork loin, cabbage, carrot, celery, onion, black mushroom, black bean sauce 13.00

Mao’s Pork

Pork belly, garlic, hot red pepper, spicy black bean sauce 18.00

Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs

Whole rack of St Louis pork ribs, sweet and sour glaze 22.00

Golden Sand Fish

Battered whitefish, tempura crumbs, sea salt 18.00

Sichuan Spicy Fish Stew

Whitefish, baby mushroom, bok choy, spicy black bean sauce, Sichuan peppercorn, spicy pepper 19.00

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

Sauteed prawns, scrambled egg, white mushroom, carrot, snow peas, lobster cream sauce 17.00

Glazed Salmon

Scottish salmon, sweet house glaze 20.00

Spicy Flat Mushroom

King oyster mushroom, green and red bell pepper, peanuts, spicy black bean sauce 11.00

Vegetable Delight

White mushroom, snow peas, carrot, cabbage, broccoli, white sauce 12.00

Bok Choy

Chinese bok choy, garlic 11.00

 

Trey (Chow Down) Chapman