Erika Kwee

Erika Kwee

Erika Kwee is a freelance food writer, photographer and contributor to the Houston Press who particularly enjoys exploring the many unique sweet spots around Houston. She is constantly on the hunt for exceptional pad thai, vegetarian dumplings and pancakes.

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  • 2 days ago | Creative Cooking

    When I arrive at my friend Judy's house—the site of our Syrian cooking class for the night—Wafdiya has already assigned my friend Isabel to sorting through a large pile of parsley, bunching the stems into a neat bouquet. Bags of rice, cartons of d...

  • 3 months ago | Food Fight

    I truly can't say whether this taste test was born out of a scientific curiosity around queso, or just an unquenchable, gluttonous thirst to exist in a room with 20 containers of hot, creamy cheese. I suspect the latter, but if this specific brand...

  • 4 months ago | Restaurant News

    Since the closure of Radical Eats, I’ve been on the hunt for another go-to vegan restaurant in Houston. The purely vegan restaurant scene around town is woefully scant, but Stephanie Hoban is on her way to remedying this with a long-awaited storef...

  • 4 months ago | Bakeries

    As a dessert fiend, I know where to get cake in Houston. For an airily-crumbed yellow cake with fudgy chocolate frosting, Empire Cafe is the ticket (preferably on a Monday, to take advantage of half-price cake day). For thick layers of a densely-s...

  • 4 months ago | Bakeries

    Pie day is Tuesday, and no, I don't mean PI Day. National Pie Day has its own dedicated 24 hours in January, and it's meant to be a celebration of the baked creation—according to Google, "a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies." In the ...

  • 5 months ago | Season's Eating

    It’s been an eventful year for Houston. As the year winds down, if you’re looking for ways to give back this holiday season, we’ve got you covered: here are nine food-related ways to give back to the community around you: Visit the Giving Tree at ...


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