Fu Fu

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown

    "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 >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Chris Shepherd, Ryan Pera, Antoine Ware

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Mark Gabriel Medina of Kata Robata

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Almost Christmas Eve Congee

    Photo by Sebastian Mary​On a recent post about pho ga, the Vietnamese chicken soup, I made mention of a 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!" Sunkn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants In Chinatown

    ​"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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Beef Tendon with Green Onions by Tam Vo

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Chinese New Year: The Year of the Tiger

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Pan Cake Pork at Fu Fu

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    May 24, 2007

    Fu Fu Cafe

    A spartan Chinese cafe on Bellaire is the city's hottest new dumpling destination