"You're going to do a top 10 Chinatown list, aren't you?" a reader implored last week on Twitter. Of course -- Chinatown is my favorite neighborhood for dining and exploration in the entire city. For every old favorite you visit, you're guaranteed to find at least two new restaurants to fall in love ... More >>
Since 2010, the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) has been conducting "Where the Chefs Eat" Houston Culinary Tours, in which chefs take a group of people to visit secret gems centered around a theme. Past tours have included world barbecue, Korean/Japanese food, Mediterranean food ... More >>
Photo by Mai PhamChef Mark Gabriel Medina in the kitchen at Kata Robata Yesterday, Kata Robata's Chef de Cuisine, Mark Gabriel Medina, told us about growing up on fine dining in Southeast Asia, and serving President Bush Senior sushi at Houston Country Clubs.
Today, we talk to him about his ... More >>
Photo by Sebastian MaryOn a recent post about pho ga, the Vietnamese chicken soup, I made mention of a Chow.com graph that has predicted 2011 to be the year of congee (with regard to Asian comfort food dishes). Later on, reader Sunkneelion made the request: "Article on congee, please!"
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"Chinatown" seems like an awfully lopsided epithet for Houston's enormous and vibrant pan-Asian community, straddling Beltway 8 on the southwest side like an entire city unto itself. There are Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, sure. But there are also Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Malay ... More >>
One of my favorite dishes at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants is the beef tendon with green onions at Fu Fu Cafe (9889 Bellaire, Suite 105). In all honesty, Fu Fu's take on the stewed sinew is a complete mystery to me. The tendons are sautéed in a sweetly salty sauce with caramelized w ... More >>
This Saturday, February 13, marks the Chinese New Year's Eve. Valentine's Day will usher in the Year of the Tiger, whose zodiac symbol is marked by a fondness for bread and poultry (turkey sandwiches, anyone?). Although the most traditional way to spend Chinese New Year's Eve is by cleaning y ... More >>
Fu Fu Café (9889 Bellaire Blvd) has an odd name, yes, but the food is stellar. We stand behind most anything on its menu, especially the hot pot cuisine. This time, however, we ordered a dish Fu Fu staff recommended: Pan Cake Pork. Yes, it sounds like a pork pancake, but it's more like an As ... More >>