Jenna’s Asian Kitchen is Modern Asian Comfort Food.
I think this is going to be your new favorite Asian restaurant, at least it’s become one of mine. I finally checked Jenna’s Asian Kitchen out after driving by it probably countless amounts of times on my way up and down 620. It is tucked away on a busy road, but once you pull up you’ll find lots of happy others patrons who have discovered this North Austin gem.
Located in a part of town where North Austin and Cedar Park meet, near the intersection of 620 and Anderson Mill this is a perfect stop on your way to and from the lake. Or if you’re like me and you live in Cedar Park, it can be your new favorite Friday night date spot!
It’s contemporary with hints of tradition. They have created a really nice space that balances both nods to their Asian culture with clean lines and cool textures. It’s run by Jenna, her husband Min, and his sister Hana. Together they have built a restaurant that teases you the moment you walk in and brings you closer for a meal you won’t forget.
Immediately I wanted to eat everything on the menu, but I knew I would be back so we agreed to ease into it. They suggested the Summer Rolls, made with shrimp, Vietnamese ham, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, avocado, mung bean noodles, sunflower sprouts, mint, and peanut sauce. I’m usually not a fan of Vietnamese spring rolls, but Jenna’s Summer Rolls have changed the game. Damn they were good, and the red spicy sauce was the perfect dipping sauce for these.
Jenna’s Asian Kitchen takes such care with everything they put out. They make everything in-house, including their sauces. From the plating, to the flavor, you can tell that Jenna’s pays attention to detail. We also ordered Crab Rangoons and not only did they look picture perfect, but they were made with blue crab meat, cream cheese, onions, scallions, wonton skin, and served with a sweet chili sauce that also tasted amazing. You could really taste the crab meat, and they were perfectly fried!
Dinner was rounded out with their Kimchi Fried Rice with Pork Belly and Beef Drunken Noodles. Both were excellent! The Beef Drunken Noodles was made with flat rice noodles, beef, onions, chinese broccoli, sprouts, bell peppers, Thai chili, and basil. The Thai Chili’s were small and mighty spicy, so as long as you’re ready for the food to kick back, then you’ll be good to go. And the kimchi with the pork belly and egg on top, oh man, you can never go wrong with an egg on top.
Jenna’s Asian Kitchen is the perfect place to try next time you’re in the area, or just looking for a great new Asian restaurant to check out. Their service is friendly and knowledgable, and the atmosphere is perfect for friends and family. We loved our meal and can’t wait to go back again!