Zaap Kitchen Lao & Thai Street Eats is expected to open a new restaurant location in Lake Highlands in mid-May.

The fast-casual restaurant serves Lao and Thai dishes, including curries, noodles, fried rice and stir fries. The company aims to put Laotian cuisine “on the foodie map,” according to its website.

With four other locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, the company had been looking to expand in the Lake Highlands area for the past two years, Operations Manager Sounthavy Phomsopha said. Located at 6770 Abrams Road, Ste. 110, the Lake Highlands restaurant is entering the space previously occupied by Monkey King Noodle Co., which closed in late March.