▲ Mango Mille Crepe at Mango Mango Dessert


Over the last few weekends, lines have stretched out the doors of a newly remodeled shop in Plano. Many customers are waiting for soup, but we're not talking about a creamy chowder or spicy bisque. Mango Mango Dessert is serving sweet soups, some cold, some not, for midday snacking or an after-dinner treat. 


Some North Texans probably haven't tried sago soup, a style of dessert popular in Asian countries, specifically China. This sweet treat gained instant popularity in Dallas-Fort Worth when Mango Mango opened March 25. It's the company's first shop in Texas. 

Early customer enthusiasm indicates it might just be a new "it" sugar rush in D-FW. 

And Dallasites love a trendy, creative dessert. Just take Dallas' bakery-laden corner on Preston Road for example: Alluring features like a 24-hour cupcake ATM at Sprinkles and TV-ready personalities behind the cannoli counter at Carlo's Bakery have proved Dallasites' love affair with buzzy treats. Pastry-loving patrons queue up, peer into shop windows and, in the extreme case of Carlo's Bakery, even camp out overnight for a first bite.

But the northern suburbs of Dallas are different. It was not until the last five years or so that the area began fostering thriving a night life outside the Dallas bubble. The 'burbs are great these days. 

They're also different from Dallas: Plano, Richardson, Carrollton and other areas north of the big city have long been known for nurturing ethnically diverse communities of Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern populations. In Plano, where Mango Mango Desserts is located, people who identify as Asian make up close to 20 percent of the population, and on city blocks between State Highway 121 to the north and Legacy Drive to the south, that number is often close to or more than 50 percent, according to Statistical Atlas.





▲ Mango Mango in Plano, TX



▲ Mango Mille Crepe at Mango Mango Dessert

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