A fast-casual restaurant called Char'd Southeast Asian Kitchen has opened in Richardson.
Five family members are involved in the business. The recipes are iterations of the food Martin Doan and his siblings learned to cook when they grew up in the U.S with immigrant parents.
"We were all involved in the cooking growing up," Doan says via email. "We all had our part to do; to get dinner ready and set in a timely manner every day. We cleaned the vegetables, prepped the ingredients, set table, and also split up who was in charge of which dish. Our mom taught us a lot of her traditional cooking methods, style and recipes. [The] main thing she taught us was teamwork and how to appreciate home cooking and family time together."
Char'd's menu fuses their mom's cooking with a broader sampling of Asian cuisine.