Mai Pham

Mai Pham

Mai Pham is a contributing freelance food writer and food critic for the Houston Press whose adventurous palate has taken her from Argentina to Thailand and everywhere in between -- Peru, Spain, Hong Kong and more -- in pursuit of the most memorable bite. Her work appears in numerous outlets at the local, state and national level, where she is also a luxury travel correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide.

Latest Stories

  • 3 months ago | Local Spotlight

    The lunar new year, popularly referred to as Chinese New Year, takes place this Friday, February 16. While there are a myriad of ways that you can celebrate — spending time with family, handing out red envelopes filled with money to young ones, or...

  • 4 months ago | On the Menu

    I don’t go to Ohn Korean Eatery nearly as often as I should. The cool Korean joint opened by chef and restauranteur Mike Tran (who also owns Aka Sushi House, Tiger Den, Mein Chinese Restaurant, Night Market Thai, and Laki Fish) earlier this year, ...

  • 4 months ago | Restaurant News

    Baby, it’s cold outside. In fact, it’s been pretty cold outside in general this month, and when it’s cold outside I crave hot pot. Hot pot, for the uninitiated, is when you have a bubbling pot of broth in the middle of your table with uncooked pro...

  • 5 months ago | Restaurant News

    The universe wanted me to find out about Nancy’s Hustle. A new neighborhood bistro and wine bar in EaDo, the eatery opened in early December and hadn’t been on my radar until I watched — interest piqued — an Instagram story in which my friend enti...

  • 5 months ago | Booze

    The Houston Rodeo is still a few months out, but there’s a good reason to pull out your cowboy boots a little early. Just this morning via press release, it was announced that Good Night Charlie’s, A Houston Honky-Tonk, opens to the public tonight...

  • 5 months ago | Restaurant News

    It’s been almost a year since industry veteran Sam Governale — who was most recently operating partner at Fleming’s Steakhouse in River Oaks — announced that he would be opening Emmaline in the former Teala’s space on West Dallas. Now the wait is ...


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