Home of Juicy Dumplings restaurant coming to Euless seizes on hot trend
A new restaurant specializing in traditional Chinese cuisine, including buzzy handmade dumplings, is coming to the Fort Worth suburb of Euless. Called Home of Juicy Dumplings, it’ll open in early summer at 2910 Rio Grande Blvd. #300, in a new space at the Glade Parks shopping center.
The amusingly-titled restaurant is from two natives of Hong Kong: Rixin “Jimmy” Zheng, who is the owner, and Bosco Seung, who will serve as head chef.
Manager Regine Cheng says they’re hoping to open by June.
They're finalizing a menu that will include nearly a dozen variations of Chinese dumplings, including pan-fried pork buns, har gow (shrimp dumplings), Sichuan-inspired spicy wontons, and vegetable dumplings.
Dumplings have become an increasingly buzzy item, with influential purveyors such as Hao's Grocery and Cafe, and Teddy Wong's, which opened in the Near Southside in October 2023.
In addition to dumplings, Home of Juicy Dumplings will also serve noodle dishes, fried rice, Peking duck, Cantonese-inspired roast pork, and other staples of Chinese cuisine. Everything will be made in-house, including the dumplings and noodles.
“The restaurant is about 2,800 square feet, and half of that is for the kitchen,” Cheng says. “They wanted a restaurant with a large kitchen to make sure they have the space to do everything by hand."
Rather than casual or fast-casual, the restaurant will be full-service, with an upscale atmosphere.
"It'll be nice — white tablecloths, cocktails, good service," she says.
They'll have a full bar with cocktails, beer, and wine, and will stay open late — until midnight on weekends — with a separate bar food menu made up of small plates and appetizers. They’ll also offer cocktails to-go, Cheng says.
They may even open for breakfast with coffee and Hong Kong-inspired pastries, such as pineapple buns.
"Right now, that's just an idea," she says. "But Bosco and the staff will be here every morning at 7 or 8 am making food for the day, so we thought we could serve some traditional Hong Kong breakfast items. There's not another restaurant in the area doing that."
The idea for the restaurant came together last year when Zheng and Seung met through friends while Zheng was visiting Dallas from San Antonio, where he owns a handful of restaurants.
“When Rixin came up the first time, he immediately fell in love with the area,” Cheng says. “Then he met Bosco and they hit it off instantly, like they were old friends. They're both from Hong Kong and have so much in common. They started talking about opening a restaurant here and finally they said, ‘Let’s do it.’”