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.

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  • 6 days ago | Local Spotlight

    More than 500 truffle-loving food enthusiasts turned out last night for The Truffle Masters competition at Hobby Center. Organized and hosted by Diane Roederer of DR Delicacy (a truffle importer) and Elizabeth Stone of Silver Stone Events, this is...

  • 11 days ago | Local Spotlight

    This coming Monday, January 16,  the truffle competition that was launched three years ago comes back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Think of it: beautiful, aromatic fresh black truffles from Spain. 24 of Houston’s best chefs vyi...

  • 19 days ago | Restaurant News

    Originally, this article was going to be about 10 restaurants we were looking forward to in 2017, but in light of all of the cool newly debuted and about-to-debut spots that are set to open in the first half of 2017, we had to double the number of...

  • 20 days ago | Here, Eat This

    Last year was another great year for food in Houston. In between being profiled as one of "America’s Best Food Cities" by Tom Sietsema of The Washington Post and being named “The Next Global Food Mecca” by celebrity chef David Chang in GQ, our cit...

  • 30 days ago | Books

    It’s the nth hour and you are rushing. You could get a gift card, but that’ll show that you really didn’t put anything thought into the gift. If you’re looking for something special and meaningful for someone who loves food, a cookbook by a local ...

  • 2 months ago | On the Menu

    The first time I saw noodles being hand-pulled, I was fascinated. A chef — in this case Tony Wu of Martin Yan’s M.Y. China in San Francisco — was pulling noodles as part of the annual Chinese New Year’s celebration at Fung’s Kitchen. His movements...


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