Chinese New Year

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Lunar New Year Celebrations & Last-Minute Valentine Cupcakes

    Chinese New Year celebrations are under way and there will be a bunch of parties, dinners and events around town during the next few weeks. But, one of the most exciting events will take place at Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar during Happy Hour. The Asia Society of Young Professionals - Texas invites you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Food and Drink at These Houston Events

    The Chinese year 4712 begins on January 31, 2014, and Houston is ringing it in with style. There's a huge Chinese population here, and we love a good party, so all over town in late January and early February people will be celebrating the new lunar year, which lasts until the moon is full, around F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Upcoming Events: North Coast Brewing Co. Comes to Houston & Kata Robata Celebrates Chinese New Year

    There are some drinks and foods that go perfectly together, and beer and cheese is one of those delightful combinations. D&T Drive Inn will host Houston Dairymaids and North Coast Brewing Co. on Wednesday, January 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. during a beer and cheese tasting open to the public. For $30 you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Hoi Fung of Fung's Kitchen, A Taste of His Cantonese Cooking

    This is the third part of a three-part Chef Chat series. If you missed our previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we spent some time with Hoi Fung, the patriarch, owner, and chef at Fung's Kitchen, located just off the Southwest Freeway and Bellaire Boulevard exit. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Hoi Fung of Fung's Kitchen, On the Evolution of Chop Suey, Where He Takes Visiting Chefs for a Good Steak, and Serving Fresh Peking Duck at Banquets

    This is part two of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: You came you Houston in 1982, but you didn't open your first restaurant until 1990. How come? HF: Because I worked in the Golden China restaurant in the Sharpstown area. EOW: Tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Hoi Fung of Fung's Kitchen, On Starting Out as a Cook in Hong Kong Before Coming to America to Make a New Life

    This is the first part of a three part Chef Chat series. Parts 2 and 3 will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. Fung's Kitchen is a veritable Chinese food institution in Houston. Past host to President Bush senior, the Queen of Thailand, and the Imperial Family of Japan, it is the go-to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Upcoming Events: The Year of the Snake and Mardi Gras in Galveston

    Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and Houston has no shortage of places to celebrate. Straits Asian Bistro in CityCentre is offering special menu items this weekend (February 8 through 10), including Singapore Yu Sheng Hamachi with avocado spun radish and spicy yuzu dressing; Braised Pork Belly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Candace Chang of Dolce Delights On Learning Pastry in Hong Kong

    Dolce Delights 3201 Louisiana St Tel: 713-807-7575 This is the first of a two-part chef chat series. Part 2 will run in this same space on Thursday. When you drive by Dolce Delights in The Mix Midtown complex, the storefront belies what awaits you inside. With soaring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Talk about deliciousness. She stole my truck, my mobile hot dog stand... and my heart.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where bright, peppy morning-show humor goes to die. We started the week off right with a look at a classy new Italian joint with the unfortunate n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chinese Zodiac Signs Explain All

    This week the Chinese community parties hard to celebrate its Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year is spread out over a 15-day period and the Houston version is jam packed with traditional merriment. Two thousand twelve marks the year of the Dragon, which is said to be one of the most fortunate yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Prosper at 5 AM: The Stories Behind the Dishes at Mala Sichuan Bistro

    Photos by Troy Fields​Prosper at 5 AM. Top Notch Pot of the Outlaws. Four Joy Lion Head. Couple's Lung Slices. Ants on the Tree. Mala Sichuan Bistro -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- has some of the most creatively named dishes in Chinatown on its menu, most of them under the H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Firecracker Chicken Breast from Panda Express

    ​Last Friday, before the great snow blast of 2011 descended upon Houston overnight (not), I grabbed lunch at Panda Express and redeemed my coupon for a free portion of its limited-time offering, Firecracker Chicken Breast, in honor of the Chinese New Year.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt celebrated the Chinese New Year this weekend, indulging in some tasty-sounding takoyaki. Commenter foongfest missed that delicacy, but did manage to snag something else he liked: My winner for the day? Taiwanese sausages. Yes, it was probably just cooked up pre-packaged s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Mai's Set for a Spring Awakening

    For more photos from Mai's, check out our slideshow.​In February 2010, Mai's -- the popular Midtown Vietnamese restaurant that had served hungry patrons until the wee hours of the morning for more than 30 years -- burned nearly to the ground. "It was a very humbling experience for us," said A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Houston Slammed By European Travel Blog: We're Boooorrring

    But...but...there's the Kemah Boardwalk!!‚ÄčAmong world cities, in which category does Houston rank second only to Brussels, the capital of the European Union? Tedium, at least according to the European Union-funded wiki blog OpenTravel. According to "Chili," an English-language challenged scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2009

    Chinese Restaurant Dragon Dance Ritual

    JC and I ran into a dragon dance performance in front of Hung Kee Chinese restaurant in Old Chinatown today. During Chinese New Year, dragon dance teams appear at Chinese-owned businesses to "choi chang" literally, pick greens. The restaurant and two other retail establishments filled red envelopes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Celebrating the Year of the Ox with Dragons

    If you have never seen the dragon dancing performance that ushers in the Chinese New Year, make it a point to check it out. Bring your camera--and your kids. Sometimes the dancers perform outside, sometimes the dancers burst into restaurants with drums pounding and do a ritual good luck dance that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    Gather Round

    Courtesy of Doo Doo Butter Doo Doo Butter We called Ben Donehower, guitarist for local band Doo Doo Butter, to ask him, among other things, what's with the name? The conversation didn't last long enough for him to give us a reason -- the high schooler had to hang up before his teacher caught him. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    Re: Lyre, Lyre

    As promised, here are a couple of snaps from the reception for New Tang Dynasty Television's Chinese New Year Spectacular. -- Keith Plocek Daniel Kramer Xiaoling Zhang wearing an outfit from the Qing Dynasty.

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    February 22, 2001

    The Feng Shui of Dim Sum

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    November 23, 2000

    The French Connection

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