review & images: Catherine Frederick
Where the eggrolls are just the beginning
It all started four years ago in Oklahoma with a family and a food truck. Andrew Douangmankone and his family are no strangers to hard work, so when the Whirlpool layoffs came crashing down, the family rolled up their sleeves and rolled out a new plan. Eggrolls.
His parents, aunt, and uncle took a family eggroll recipe they’d been making for more than twenty years, added fried wontons, fried rice, and a food truck. DKone Eggrolls was born. It’s been thriving in Oklahoma, east of Muldrow ever since.
The family opened a second location in 2012. This time, it’s a brick and mortar restaurant in Fort Smith, Arkansas on the east side of town. Andrew, along with his sister and other family members, manages this location. And this location has much more to offer than just eggrolls.
Don’t misunderstand, eggrolls still have their place in the business. Andrew estimates he hand rolls anywhere from 300 – 600 per week. That number jumps to 1,000 on Thursdays when eggrolls are only $.50 each. But beyond the eggrolls, Andrew is cooking up even more family recipes as their menu continues to grow.
Andrew says, “We cook what our family eats. We cook what our customers want. If you don’t see it on the menu, chances are we can make it for you.” There’s no buffet. Everything is cooked to order, so expect a little bit of a wait. But trust us, the short wait is worth every delicious bite.
Take-out is the majority of their business.
Authentic Asian cuisine.
9501 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Monday – Saturday 11am to 9pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm
$.45 – $.59 each or sold by the dozen
Chicken Sticks, Soups: $3.49 – $4.99
Fried Rice: $4.99 – $6.99
Stir-Fry: $5.99 – $7.49
(comes with steamed rice)
Combos: $5.29 – $6.29
(comes with chicken fried rice)
Special Trays (fried rice, Lo Mein, orange chicken): $15.99 – $22.99
Special Platter: $21.49 (15 eggrolls, 10 chicken sticks, 8 wontons)
Sunday Football Platter: $39.99
(30 eggrolls, 20 wontons, 1 tray chicken fried rice)
Deep Fried Pork Eggrolls $.59 each or $6.80 per dozen
Rolled tight and lightly fried. There’s a crunch with every bite, packed with pork and a host of chopped vegetables. Try them with one of their signature sauces, made in house. Traditional sweet and sour, sweet chili or peanut.
Egg Drop Soup $4.99
This is a large bowl of soup! Loaded with black pepper, sliced green onions and plenty of egg whites in a broth that’s not too thick.
Cream Cheese Wontons $.49 each
Crispy and packed with a warm cream cheese filling.
Chicken Sticks $3.49 (3 per order)
Chicken is seasoned, skewered, and deep fried. Delicious as an appetizer or as an addition to your meal.
Chicken Lo Mein $6.49
Thinly sliced chicken, soft Lo Mein noodles and cabbage, coupled with a delicious sauce. This dish is simple but packed with flavor.
Garlic Jalapeño Beef Stir-Fry $6.99
Fried garlic, chunks of onions, mushrooms and sliced jalapeños stir-fried with thinly sliced beef. The vegetables are cooked perfectly with a bit of bite to them. Spicy, but not too much heat.
Orange Chicken $6.49
Tender chicken covered with a thin, crispy coating and cooked with a hint of ginger. This is a slightly sweet dish with a delicious orange citrus sauce.
Chicken Curry Spicy $6.49
Chicken curry in a spicy, rich broth with carrots, snow peas, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and potatoes. Just the right amount of spice for those who love a little heat.