Malaysian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Pub Night at Saint Arnold & More

    Pub Night @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2000 Lyons The October Pub Night at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. has arrived. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., the brewery will serve as a bar so you can purchase your beers by the glass or the bottle. As always, there's no entry fee for Pub Night. Sa ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    This Week's Cafe Review: The Sweet Stuff at Mamak Malaysian Restaurant

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Manly Cupcakes Can't Cut It

    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 >>

  • Dining

    May 31, 2012

    Double Happiness at Banana Leaf

    A new location, right across from the old one, serves up new and old favorites. And yes, you might still have to wait.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Houston Has Another "End of the Universe" in Chinatown with Banana Leaf II

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    The 7 Deadly Queues: Restaurants Where You'll Always Have to Wait in Line

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Micah Taylor​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    The Appeal of Banana Leaf

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 9, 2009

    New Leaf

    Banana Leaf begs the question: Why aren't there more Malaysian restaurants in Houston?

  • Dining

    May 15, 2008
  • Dining

    November 3, 2005

    Damn Fine Fish Heads

    Keep an open mind: Malaysian food is full of surprises

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Malaysian Restaurant

    Malaysia Restaurant

  • Dining

    February 28, 2002


    A five-part journey into Houston's fusion scene starts with some noodles