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100 Favorite Dishes 2014: A Love Letter to Houston Food

Celebrating our city's diverse culinary scene.

No. 2, Bone Marrow Pho at Pho Binh by Night

12148 Bellaire, 832-351-2464, phobinh.com/by-night

There's no such thing as bad pho at any of the Pho Binh locations, but the best and richest dish is definitely the bone marrow pho, served as a side order along with any other bowl of soup. Order your favorite type of pho, then relish the fatty globs of marrow that you spoon into it, exponentially increasing the soup's usually subtle meaty flavor. Bone marrow adds a creaminess and nuttiness to the already dynamic dish, taking the lusciousness (and deliciousness) level off the charts.

No. 1, Pastiera di Mare con Granchio e Gamberi at Ciao Bello

5161 San Felipe, 713-960-0333, ciaobellohouston.com

Soufflés can be wicked beasts, but Ciao Bello's executive chef, Bobby Matos, prepares the most heavenly dish in Houston in the style of a soufflé known in Italy as a pastiera. Part soufflé, part cake, and all decadence, it's a light-as-air blend of shrimp and crabmeat with whipped mascarpone and a delicate drizzle of spicy pesto. "Seafood cloud" is how I described it upon first tasting the masterpiece, and even months after my initial encounter with the dish, it remains in my mind as the best thing I've eaten all year.

Want to see more of this year's 100 Favorite Dishes? Check out our slideshow, "100 Favorite Dishes in Houston 2014: The List in Photos."

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13 comments
ACookNotAFoodie
ACookNotAFoodie

Pho Binh = Pho from instant powder, just add water. Never a good pho place unless they're cookin bones from scratch.

rachelili91
rachelili91

I have to say that I'm loyal to Oh My Gogi for kimchi fries-- no fake cheese there (after eating Oh My Gogi so many times, Koagie Hots' fries were a real letdown...) shredded cheese, chipotle mayo, sriracha, cilantro, onion and of course, bulgogi has won my heart over, time and time again.

Terry Brooks
Terry Brooks

The bottom 50 looked better than the top 50.

anaszeineddine
anaszeineddine

the Patata e Funghi Pizza at Pizaro is a must try.

anas zeineddine and fabio meneg tried this it was delicious.

bronson
bronson

nice work, that's quite a selection of goodies!

Jilian Ryan
Jilian Ryan

Corry Cummings, a "few" options for your other meals in Houston

timblack2
timblack2 topcommenter

Thought for sure the Mcrib at one the area's 25 McDonald's would have taken top prize.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@timblack2  I really wanted to put Taco Cabana's queso on there. No lie.

yourdad
yourdad

@darjae  Can you read, dude? The list is called "100 Favorite Dishes" not "100 Top Dishes" and most certainly not "Darjae's 100 Top Dishes."

 
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