Hungry for nasi lemak? Make haste to Mamak Malaysian.
In my experience, you don't really go to an Asian restaurant with dreams of magnificent desserts at the end of your meal. I happen to love fortune cookies, so I'm always pleased to find those at Chinese restaurants. In Korea, I ate a lot of jelly candy and sweet rice cakes, but they didn't satisfy ... More >>
How many Malaysian restaurants does it take to feed Houston? If you guessed two, you're correct. Proving that Houstonians like their Malaysian food in one single flavor -- Banana Leaf flavor -- newcomer Asam Laksa Malaysian closed this week in Chinatown. It could have also had something to do with t ... More >>
A new location, right across from the old one, serves up new and old favorites. And yes, you might still have to wait.
Most Houstonians remember when the city was briefly thrust into the national spotlight for something far stupider than our usual assortment of bad press: The time several years back when comedian Lewis Black called Houston the "end of the universe" for having two Starbucks on opposite sides of the s ... More >>
Photo by Ronald WoanThe longest line of them all...I greeted last week's news of a second Banana Leaf with a bittersweet kind of joy. It's sad to lose the only good Chinese halal restaurant in Chinatown, but if the trade-off is getting another Banana Leaf location...then I guess it's almost a ... More >>
Photo by Micah TaylorIf you're a lady who loves lager, there's a new(ish) club in town for you: Texas Girls' Pint Out is a group of hardcore beer nerds and geeks -- labels which they bear proudly -- who also happen to be women. They're in the process of organizing all manner of events for the ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttStir-fried egg noodles with seafood: a crowd pleaser.It's been a little over six months since we reviewed Banana Leaf (9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 311) -- the cozy outpost of Malaysian cuisine in New Chinatown -- and it occurred to us over the weekend that we ha ... More >>
Banana Leaf begs the question: Why aren't there more Malaysian restaurants in Houston?
Keep an open mind: Malaysian food is full of surprises
A five-part journey into Houston's fusion scene starts with some noodles