Kim Son

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Eat Your Heart Out: Top Eight Buffets in Houston for the Valentine-less

    Sometimes Valentine's Day is magical and filled with love, laughter and deep, romantic, meaningful moments with your special someone. And sometimes you're alone, and all you want to do is drown your sorrows in as much food (and wine) as humanly possible. Often, this is accomplished by buying a whole ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 31, 2013

    Eastbound and Downtown

    The top 10 restaurants in EaDo.

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    January 21, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in EaDo (a.k.a. Old Chinatown, a.k.a. East Downtown)

    So you're not comfortable with the EaDo sobriquet. I don't care. The damn thing has stuck. It's short, easy and to-the-point. (Besides, the more important question is what to call that weird DMZ area on South Shepherd that's not quite Montrose, not quite Upper Kirby, not quite River Oaks and not qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Big Savings at Little Bitty Burger Barn, Half-Off Sushi, and More

    This week's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is good for 53 percent off ($7 for $15) burgers and more at Little Bitty Burger Barn. All-fresh -- never frozen! -- beef and homemade fries are just the beginning; check out LBBB's wings, sandwiches, salads, and daily home-style specials. But if you are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Carefully Curated Deals include Half-Price on Pizza at Bombay Pizza Company, Brunch at Birraporetti's

    This week's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is good for 53 percent off ($7 for $15) the unique, Indian-Italian fusion food at Bombay Pizza Company. Your coupon this week is good at both the downtown and the new Sugar Land locations, so enjoy the pizza named to Eating...Our Words' recent Top Ten Pizza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Half-off Thai at Anothai, Living Social Take-out Deals, and More

    This week's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal will get you half off ($10 for $20) at any of the three Anothai Cuisine locations around Houston: FM 1960, Louetta Road in Spring, and their new Northwest Freeway location in Cypress. All dishes at Anothai Cuisine are made with fresh, high-quality herbs an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead

    In the last couple of weeks, we've explored fun and funky Texas wines to drink in lieu of old standbys like Cabernet and Chardonnay and we've showcased local beers that can be enlisted to help wean your friends off adjunct lagers made by giant corporations. And just like we all have loved ones that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Get $20 Worth of Food for $10 at Kim Son

    There is hardly a Houston Press Best of Houston® award that Kim Son hasn't won, from Best Crab to Best Dim Sum -- twice. We've always been fans of the giant, pan-Asian palaces that serve everything from Vietnamese fajitas marinated in lemongrass to black pepper soft shell crabs. Oh, and some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Kim Son Cafe in The Woodlands Disappoints

    "Have you ever eaten at Kim Son Cafe ?" I recently asked a food-loving friend. "Are you kidding me?" he said. "I eat there at least once a week - they have some of the best food in the area." This was a meaningful statement coming from this particular friend, as he eats at some of the finest estab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Food Fight: Battle Beignets

    Photo by Matthew DresdenChez Beignets II​A few years ago, when I spent a month getting around Houston entirely by public transit, I found myself checking out from Central Market one warm spring evening at 10 p.m. It had just rained, and the air was fresh and cool, and I didn't feel like waitin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Comment of the Day: The Authenticity Wars

    ​Commenter Kendra was dismayed to hear about plans for a revamped menu at Mai's from Katharine's Shilcutt's post on "Restaurants We're Excited About for 2011." But commenter Thanto wasn't buying it. Kendra says: Mai's will have an "updated menu"? Oh, no. I hope they don't become another K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Minh Nguyen of Café TH

    Tam Vo​Today we continue our chat with Nguyen, discussing the obstacles to running a restaurant in a dead Chinatown, and why Café TH's banh mi is so good. EOW: Since this location is in a shell of what used to be the downtown Chinatown, what obstacles are you facing due to this and how are y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Hurricane Rita Stories: You Suffered, So You Should At Least Win A $50 Kim Son Gift Card

    Traffic, sure, but don't forget the crushing heat and humidity​Five years ago, the traffic jam of all Houston traffic jams was starting to build. If you were in it, you know what we mean.Just weeks after Katrina, Hurricane Rita was in the Gulf as a Cat 5 and seemingly headed for Houston. Panic set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Get Your Yogurt, 39 Cents an Ounce

    Strawberry cheesecake yogurt, complete with "graham cracker crust"​I'm a huge fan of the tart, almost acidic yogurt served up by the likes of Pinkberry and its numerous imitators. There's something terribly refreshing about eating a cold, puckery frozen yogurt on a hot summer day: no sticky, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    A Soul-Warming Meal at Seoul House

    Oustanding haemul dolsot at Seoul Kitchen.​"What's your favorite thing here?" I asked the young, blithesome girl who was waiting on us at Seoul House. Without hestitation, she quickly pointed to a ruddy-colored picture of haemul dolsot on the small menu. "This is the best. It's the only thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    We Have Our 4th Of July Contest Winners!! Probably Not You!!

    Photo by allison_b216​Thanks to everyone for the great response to our Fourth of July photo contest.You went out, you saw, you clicked, you uploaded to our Flickr page.And two of you won prizes. First place went to allison_b216 who, in addition to taking the winning shot, took the photo to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    You Still Have Time To Enter Our 4th Of July Photo Contest

    Your ticket to free food​Silly us, we thought everyone was taking Friday off instead of Monday to celebrate the Fourth.So we made the deadline for entering our photo contest 8 a.m. this morning. We've gotten a lot of great shots, but we don't want to penalize anyone who was too busy clicking and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Don't Forget Our 4th Of July Photo Contest -- Free Food For The Winner!!

    Photo by AlphaTangoBravo/Adam Baker Fifty bucks of free food​Are you getting off tomorrow or Monday for the Fourth? There seems to be differing theories out there.Here in Hair Balls land, we're calling tomorrow the Fourth -- we'll still be posting plenty of stuff, so be sure to check in, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    The 4th Of July Is Coming: Break Out The Cameras And Win Prizes

    Free food and drink for the winners!!​The 4th of July is a holiday made for cameras, and we want to see your work.Take your best pictures showing the essence of the 4th -- whether it's a backyard barbecue, fireworks, or a drunk uncle knocking over lawn furniture -- and upload them to the Houston P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Wh... are those socks? Why did they serve me a pair of socks? I... I already have socks...​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently petitioning the Olympics to add Comfort Eating as an event. Our training for the qualifiers has caused us to put on a po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Tourist Dining Mistakes

    ​ 1. Pappasitos While there's nothing wrong with the food and the generous portions at this landmark Tex-Mex joint, there are so many other, better Tex-Mex places that you can't find in any other city. El Tiempo, for one, and probably a lot more that you should suggest in the comments.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Donut Patrol: Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste

    ​The dim sum sesame balls at Chinese Cuisine, a new dim sum joint at 9888 Bellaire, were excellent -- they came to the table piping hot and filled with red bean jelly. The dim sum sesame balls with yellow bean paste featured in last week's Donut Patrol drew disparaging comments from connoisse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Eating Out on Christmas Day? What's Open

    ​There will be plenty of things open on Christmas Day besides just presents. So don't despair if the Bumpus hounds eat your holiday turkey, you don't feel like cooking dinner or you simply don't celebrate a completely arbitrary day chosen as Christ's birthday simply because it fell on a conven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    So wait... someone who doesn't live in a dorm sells Frito Pie made with Doritos?​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today's snowfall has got us breaking out the 55-gallon drum of chicken soup. We started the week off with Greenway Barista's daring proclamati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    $13 at Kim Son on Jefferson

    Where: Kim Son Restaurant, 2001 Jefferson, 713-222-2461 (and 12750 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, 281-242-3500) What $13 gets you: Well, that depends…are you sharing or eating alone? For sharing, try the beef rolls appetizer ($5.95). Plus two iced teas, that brings you right to $10, so you have ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 26, 2006

    Bahn Xeo Buffet

    Kim Son goes all-you-can-eat in a lavish new location on Bellaire

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Hello, Yum Yum

    A new Asian diner brings dinnertime dim sum to the Inner Loop

  • Dining

    January 27, 2005

    The Xiu Mai Super Bowl

    A new champion in the dim sum game

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    July 8, 2004

    A Real Mix

    Screw everything and go to the Sexxxtravaganza

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Dining

    April 24, 2003

    Wednesday Brunch

    Golden Palace is Houston's top weekday dim sum destination

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003
  • Dining

    November 21, 2002

    Dating Hazard

    Kim Son's Tiki Tumbler

  • News

    October 11, 2001


    Consuming Hate, Best and the Rest, Percentile Envy

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    The Feng Shui of Dim Sum

    Stay close to the kitchen if you want the best food at Kim Son.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Crabs

    Kim Son, 2001 Jefferson, (713)222-2461

  • Dining

    November 11, 1999

    Empire of the Son

    Kim Son keeps expanding - and keeps getting better

  • Dining

    May 27, 1999

    Lido's Lessons

    1) Don't judge a restaurant by its building 2) Tofu isn't all bad

  • Dining

    April 23, 1998
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    June 26, 1997

    Soft and Crabby

    Summer's the right time for many things -- but none better than soft-shell supping

  • Dining

    May 15, 1997

    To the Tapas

    At Solero, small things add up to quite a lot

  • News

    May 1, 1997

    Cotswold Unspun

    A group of weathy benefactors have a "gift" for the city. They say it won't cost taxpayers a nickel. But the fleecing may have already begun.

  • News

    February 6, 1997
  • News

    February 9, 1995

    Casualties of War

    Houston's Vietnamese now call Texas home, but they continue to be haunted by ghosts of the conflict that drove them here

  • Dining

    November 3, 1994
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    May 5, 1994
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