Food from the Pacific Rim 6

The Rim serves up Asian fusion fare

Owning three businesses while juggling three small kids is no easy feat, but Angel Wong and her husband Jeremy Teong make it look easy. In addition to Angel’s Nails on North Oak, Wong and Teong also own Lemon Tree frozen yogurt in Liberty. Now their newest business is right across the street: The Rim, an Asian fusion restaurant that focuses on quality and good food. While The Rim has been open since November of 2014, they recently bought out the other owners to improve the management and to change the restaurant style.

“You just can’t do good food fast, can’t get it fast with quality. Our quality is top notch, and our food is not simple. We wanted more of a dining experience instead of a fast food experience. We focus on healthy eating and added some specialty items,” Wong says.

The menu is full of variety, focusing on different food from different areas along the Pacific Rim. Pad Thai, lettuce wraps, and an extensive salad selection are on the dinner menu, along with a variety of sandwiches for their lunch menu.

“Our lemongrass steak is a favorite among customers; it is a Vietnamese dish that is healthy with fresh veggies and is delicious. The bourbon chicken is another favorite; it has a great taste and is tender and moist. Of course, our daughter loves the mac and cheese with sweet potato fries,” Wong says.

Wong says a couple things set them apart from other restaurants.

“Our smoothies are so good with many different types. They are made with fresh veggies and fruits, and are all-natural with honey as a sweetener.  Pho is an upcoming dish that Americans are now becoming accustomed to eating. There’s so much to it and it’s awesome to see it becoming popular.” Wong says.

In addition to running three busy businesses, Wong and Teong also have three small children to keep them busy: Avery is three, Emersyn is 20 months, and son, Ashton, is two months old.

“It is a lot of work with three small ones; it is hard to get anywhere on time. We have to bring the kids in with us all the time. It is just part of life for them,” Wong says

The Rim is located at 8702 N. Flintlock Road in Liberty, next to Chipotle, and is open from 11-9 Sunday through Thursday, and 11-9:30 on Friday and Saturday.  For dessert, walk across the street to Lemon Tree for some frozen yogurt!