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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  • 3 days ago | Recipes

    A huge white root arcs off a metal tray filled with onions, ginger, a fat carrot, a tin of rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, and various herbs and spices: the building blocks for my semi-private lesson in pho-making. “This is daikon,” says Tom Pham, ...

  • I haven’t had brandade since I was a teenager in Paris—I remember having to double check that the sea of what looked like mashed potatoes served in an enormous casserole dish was my order. I’ve carried fond memories of that burbling dish since, an...

  • 1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews

    For all its glorious food diversity, one area in which Houston lacks is a wealth of options for quality vegan fare. Would it be too cheesy to say I'm over the moon about the new vegan ice cream shop that recently opened in the Heights? Over the Mo...

  • 1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews

    A couple of years ago, I remember paying a visit to Lincoln Bar on Washington Avenue with a friend in search of a poke pop-up advertised on Facebook. After a few minutes, it became clear from the crowds (swarming both the dine-in seating and the t...

  • 2 months ago | Caffeine

    Always on the hunt for a good caffeine fix? We've got you covered with these 10 popular drinks from coffee shops around Houston — these drinks break the mold of the typical daily latte, Americano or macchiato for some creative takes on the humble ...

  • 2 months ago | Local Spotlight

    I don’t know about you, but I feel that every work week could be greatly improved with doughnuts. Artisanal biscuits are a distant dream near my workplace, but would elevate things to another level (with coffee demarcating the baseline of daily su...

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