OKC's Asian District

Explore Oklahoma City — Asian District

There are many distinct districts throughout Oklahoma City, many of them locally nicknamed according to the offerings therein. Today’s exploration… Asian District

Oklahoma City’s foodie scene is alive and well in the Asian District, where an influx of Vietnamese immigrants in the 1970s created a hub now known for its Asian fusion cuisine. In this district, you will find some of the best Asian restaurants in OKC, including authentic Vietnamese food that rivals any found this side of the Pacific. 

Try a bowl of pho…

The Asian District is best experienced through food, and it’s hard to beat this traditional Vietnamese noodle soup.  Favorites among area residents include Pho Cuong and Pho Lien Hoa.

Eat beyond Asia…

The district’s culinary influences travel far beyond Asian cuisine.  Be sure to visit Café Kacao for a Guatemalan-style brunch. Or grab a cup-of-joe and a vegetarian meal from The Red Cup, another café that perfectly captures the bohemian and eclectic vibe of this district.

Get your retail kicks…

Local retailer Prairie Gothic recently renovated the 1930s Milk Bottle Building, one of Route 66’s most iconic buildings. The shop carries local art and curated finds from local estate sales and thrift stores, with mid-century charm that perfectly matched their Mother Road location.

Helpful information on Asian District favorites

  • Pho Cuong Restaurant at 3016 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73106
  • Pho Lien Hoa Restaurant at901 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
  • Café Kacao at 3325 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK  73118
  • The Red Cup at 3122 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK  73118
  • Prairie Gothic at 2426 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Easy and Extra Cheesy Mac and Cheese

If you like this recipe, save time by pre-portioning cheeses and freezing them for next time!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) package of elbow macaroni
  • 6 Tablespoon of butter
  • ½ Cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 Cup of whole milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 Cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 Cup of sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 12 oz. pasteurized processed cheese (like Velveeta)

Directions

  1. Prepare the elbow macaroni according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 450°
  3. Spray a 9" x 13" baking pan (3-4 quarts)
  4. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  5. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly until thickened (about 5-6 minutes).  
  6. Stir in the mozzarella, 4 Cups of the cheddar, and the processed cheese until melted. 
  7. Remove from heat and stir in cooked pasta. 
  8. Pour into prepared dish.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 Cup of cheddar. 
  11. Return the dish to the oven and bake until cheese melts (about 4-5 minutes more).