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    March 6, 2014

    Spring In Houston: 5 Standout Asparagus Dishes Around Town

    Spring is right around the corner. And with it comes peak-season vegetables like artichokes, peas, and the subject of this post, asparagus. Not only is the delicately flavored garden vegetable delicious, it's an excellent source of vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber and protein, among other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Cafe Pita Struggles, Tan Tan Stays Clean and More

    The mid-week holiday has left us with a lot to catch up on. (Wednesday off? That's not America. That's not even Mexico.) So here's a quick and dirty, Hemmings-and-Jefferson-behind-the-barn-style roundup. Bosnian BYOB Café Pita (10890 Westheimer) - a favorite of ours, as well as of stylish, demure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Kevin Naderi of Roost

    Yesterday, our chat with Chef/Owner Kevin Naderi of Roost sparked a debate in the comments section about how soon his bubble would burst, with most commenters in support of expanding the Roost bubble. Today, Naderi shares insights into his cuisine, tells us who Houston's hottest chef is, and reveals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Late-Night Eats

    Stir-fried macaroni -- hold the cheese -- at our No. 1 spot.​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had h ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    Debating Austin

    Residents respond to our cover story.

  • Dining

    June 9, 2011

    Tan Tan No. 2

    The second location offers none of the soul of the original and little consistency.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt wrote a long review of Tan Tan and blogged about needing to get the bad taste out of her mouth. And commenter Mike Calimbas wrote in to agree with her: I've always loved Tan Tan on Bellaire so I tried the one on Westheimer and boy was I disappointed. The service was slow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Behind the Review: Tan Tan

    Photo by April J. GazmenBanh bot chien, in all its messy glory.​It's safe to say this week's cafe review of Tan Tan's second location on Westheimer is a tough one. It's not all bad...but it's mostly bad. The original Tan Tan on Bellaire Boulevard isn't a gleaming shrine to either Chinese or V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Dry Wonton Noodle at Chino's Fast Food

    Mai PhamDry wonton noodle soup at Chino's Fast Food​Over the years, I've gotten really sensitive to MSG (monosodium glutamate), the cooking additive Asians often use to enhance flavor. In addition to making me extremely drowsy, I sometimes get blinding headaches from eating a large bowl of no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Ask, and you shall receive. Joanna O'Leary was wondering about good places in Houston to dine solo, and reader Gilgameshstockings had a few suggestions: Rioja, Dolce Vita, Poscol, Vieng Thai, Sushi King, Kanomwan, Tan Tan, Doneraki, Jamaica House, One's a Meal, Zake, Aladdin, Niko's, Cova, ... 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 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!" Sunkn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Singapore Noodles from Tan Tan

    Terri West​I lived in Singapore four-and-a-half years and transited through there off and on for another two whileI was living in New Delhi, but I have to confess: I never ran into anything called Singapore Noodles in Singapore. Singapore Noodles were, in fact, invented in Hong Kong. Being a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #1 Oysters Gilhooley at Gilhooley's Raw Bar in San Leon

    ​For a slideshow of all Robb's favorite 100 dishes, click here. Over the course of the past few months, I've counted down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #2: Fajitas at the Original Ninfa's on Navigation

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Macaroni -- Hold the Cheese -- at Tan Tan

    ​One can be forgiven for missing an entire section on the enormous menu at Tan Tan. After all, there are 265 different dishes (yes, 265; yes, I counted) to choose from at the Chinese restaurant, which is popular with late-night diners and families seeking old-fashioned comfort food like congee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #3 Snapper on a Sizzling Comal at Tampico

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #5 Fried Chicken at Barbecue Inn

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #9 Pho at Pho Binh on Beamer

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #10 Crispy Skin Snapper at Reef

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #11 Crispy Pork Belly with Steen's Cane Syrup at Catalan

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #13 Chicken Fried Steak at Ouisie's Table

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #14 Cassoulet at Feast

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #17 The "Instant Vintage" Burger at Rockwell Tavern

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #18 Tex-Cajun Poutine at BB's Cajun Cafe

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #20 The Pork Chop at Perry's on Scarsdale

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #21 Goat Buttermilk and Pecan Pie with San Leon Rum Ice Cream at Haven

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... 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

    June 14, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #23 Green Falafel Sandwich at Zabak's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #24 Pasta with White Truffles at Da Marco

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #25 Special Enchiladas-A-La-Taylor at Spanish Village

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #29 The Cheeseburger at Christian's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #30 Elysian Fields Lamb and Mushy Peas at Tony's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #31 The Sampler Plate at Café Lili

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #32 Cheese Enchiladas with Fried Eggs at Los Dos Amigos

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #33 The Picnic Platter at the Grove

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #34 French Fries at Little Big's on Montrose

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #35 Breakfast Tacos at Laredo Taqueria on Patton

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #36 Surf and Turf Salad at Que Huong

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #38 Banh Bot Chien at Tan Tan

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Tan Tan's Thousand-Year Egg

    ​I recently tried congee with "thousand-year-old" egg and minced pork from Tan Tan (6816 Ranchester, 77036). Congee is a porridge. It's made by cooking which rice in much more water than necessary for merely cooking rice. The grains break down and the starch acts as a thickening agent. When ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Banh Bot Chien

    ​Let's face it: You don't want to listen to me ramble on about banh bot chien, do you? If you know what it is, you love it with the kind of passion and devotion usually reserved for the Virgin Mary or rare G.I. Joe figures still in their original packaging. If you don't know what it is, famili ... 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

    July 20, 2009

    $7 at Tan Tan

    Photo by Robb WalshWhere: Tan Tan Restaurant, 6816 Ranchester, 713-771-1268 What $7 gets you: A bowl of Houston's best noodles -- there are eight pages of noodle dishes, including some 87 soups on the menu. Tan Tan specializes in the curly egg noodles called mi (pronounced "me") in Vietnamese. Mi ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2008
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    January 13, 2005
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    December 2, 2004

    Eat Mi

    Houston has some of the best Vietnamese noodle houses in the country

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
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