The Chronicle’s Brandon Watson ventured to Cedar Park for Jenna’s Asian Kitchen, and he didn’t anticipate how much he would end up enjoying his time there. While there’s potential for the kitchen to creatively go beyond the boundaries of pan-Asian cuisine, the current menu is still solid. There's the chicken pops that he called better than Chi’Lantro’s, and stunning entrees that had to be ruined for the sake of taste:
Hwedupbap ($18), like bibimbap, is intended to be mixed at the table before eating, which almost seemed like a crime. Yes, the flavors and textures were perhaps experienced better that way, but the mixing coated the beautiful presentation in muck. Aesthetic oafishness or not, it had no traces of fishiness in a dish that included salmon, ahi, masago and tobiko roe, bonito, and a heavy shred of nori. It's a dream lunch, filling without being too heavy, and pretty enough to make co-workers jealous.
THE BLOGS: South Austin Foodie headed north to The Peached Tortilla, Hungry Girl Austin sipped on sparkling cocktails from Eddie V’s, Dine with Shayda explored the offerings from Lonesome Dove, and Mike Sutter continues to taco.