Thai Food and Cooking

  • Dining

    June 26, 2014

    Chic, Upscale and Authentic Thai at Songkran Thai Kitchen

    Every now and then it'll surprise you.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Songkran Thai Kitchen Opens in Uptown Park

    As a college student at UCLA, Thai food was easy to come by. Aside from pizza, it was one of the easiest foods to get delivered, and I didn't realize at the time how spoiled I'd become by its easy availability until I moved to Houston. While we definitely have excellent choices for ethnic food, I'm ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Good Food and Good People Keep Folks Coming Back to Morningside Thai

    A change of venue has done nothing to diminish this restaurant’s top-notch cuisine.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    This Week's Cafe Review: Morningside Thai Makes Great Thai Food...But Is it the Best?

    Houstonians have a lot of big opinions, especially when it comes to food. When I first moved here, I was told that no matter what I write about burgers, barbecue or Tex-Mex, readers are going to challenge me because Houstonians hold these three things very dear. I have something to add to that trif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 68, Green "Hurry Curry" at Nit Noi

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 19, 2013

    First Look at Morton's Grille

    The more casual sister of Morton's the Steakhouse.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Team Behind D&T Drive Inn, Down House and Hunky Dory Announce New Concept

    The empire behind some of the Heights' most exciting ventures is headed north. Northern Thailand, that is. Chris Cusack, Benjy Mason and Richard Knight revealed a few weeks ago that they'll be opening a neighborhood tavern and whiskey bar at 18th and Shepherd in the coming year, and last week they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Ginger Salmon Cakes & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Tony Makes Some Authentic Thai

    When we talk about Thai food in Houston, people generally point to Vieng Thai or Asia Market. Everyone seems to overlook the Thai food out on Bellaire Boulevard, which, while not as ubiquitous as Chinese or Vietnamese, can definitely be found. One of my favorites has been Tony Thai, not only becaus ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 27, 2012

    Quite Njoyable

    Montrose gets a new "comfort" Thai restaurant.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Keep On Truckin': Pad Thai Box

    I like the continuing trend of Houston's food trucks increasingly accepting credit/debit cards. Pi Pizza Truck, The Rice Box, Ladybird, and now Pad Thai Box all take your plastic, happily. Any last excuses you really had about "never carrying cash" fly out the window, leaving you free to explore som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Mango Tree Thai Bistro: Dancing on the Edge

    Almost exactly a year ago, I left a job downtown to start a more exciting one in Northwest Houston. While it may have been a good career move, it killed the fun I used to have at lunchtime. I went from getting to see and dine with my spouse and my friends every day to driving around, alone, in searc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Top 5: Thai Restaurants

    ​When you mention Thai food to people, the first reaction you usually get is something pertaining to its spiciness. And while Thai food can be very spicy, most places around town are more than willing to work with customers. And really there is so much more to Thai food than heat. Sweet, sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Heather Vaughan of Chef Heather's Personal Chef Services

    Coconut sticky rice with mango.​Heather Vaughan is the kind of personal chef you dream of having when you become rich and famous. Luckily, her pricing is affordable enough that even we commoners can hire her to prepare a few gourmet meals at home. And if you're in the mood to host a dinner par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Khun Kay Thai Café

    ​Why is it when ever you order food at a Thai restaurant and you say you want it hot, they never make it really hot? That is what Thai food is all about - hell, they even have a dish called Tiger Cry. For crying out loud, is there a special button they press when the order is for a Caucasian t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Pad See Ew

    This is "real" pad see ew, which is increasingly difficult to find in Houston.​Everyone has different standards by which they judge restaurants. Atmosphere, service, price, quality of the food -- all items that come into play when weighing restaurants against one another. In that same vein, ev ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2010

    The Rise and Fall of Bangkokheimer

    Thai Bistro's new location is changing the game on the west end of Westheimer.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Recipe: Curry Puffs

    ​Originally, this recipe was created to be a fun variation on Abuelita's empanadas, which we were like to make and stock in the freezer at the start of the semester. Think about it: no utensils needed, no plate even... just a curry puff, napkin, and probably a glass of water to curb the heat. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Chef Chat: Kay Soodjai of Khun Kay Thai Café

    ​Kay Soodjai and her sister-in-law Supatra Yooto opened the Golden Room in Montrose 27 years ago. Last year they replaced the venerable Golden Room with Khun (Madame) Kay Thai Café (1209 Montrose), with a fast-casual concept and less expensive meals. Supatra, who describes herself as more of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    $13 at Asia Market

    Photo by Mike Giglio​ Where: Asia Market, 1010 W Cavalcade St., 713-863-7074 What $13 gets you: Thai food should leave you full, refreshed and feeling like you got way more than you paid for. Thirteen bucks at Asia Market gets you clear sinuses and more than enough food for two. Best served ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2008
  • Dining

    March 20, 2008

    Great Gado Gado at Noodle House 88

    A nondescript noodle shop on Bellaire is serving some of the best Indonesian food in the U.S.A.

  • Dining

    February 21, 2008
  • Dining

    December 27, 2007

    Thai Café

    One of the oldest Thai restaurants in town is also one of the most consistent

  • Dining

    October 25, 2007

    V's Thai Restaurant & Bar

    A sexy divorcee and veteran bartender has opened her own joint, and she's turning out some stunning Thai food

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    $13 at Goldenroom Thai Restaurant

    Where: Goldenroom Thai Restaurant, 1209 Montrose, 713-524-9614 What $13 gets you: A phat pad Thai, egg roll/spring roll and soup of the day. First things first: No matter what Google might say, the restaurant’s Web site isn’t No, that’s the site for a Canada-based ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    Robb's Review: On the Menu

    This week, in the process of reviewing Red Basil Thai Fusion Restaurant, we discovered lots of other Thai restaurants that have recently opened in the same West Houston neighborhood. Why are so many new Thai restaurants opening in Houston?

  • Dining

    March 8, 2007

    Thepthidaa Thai Restaurant

    A new restaurant in the theater district offers kinder, gentler flavors

  • Dining

    November 23, 2006

    Thai Hot Hubris

    Like your Thai food hot? Be careful what you wish for!

  • Dining

    August 10, 2006

    Some Like It Hot

    And they could be in for mild disappointment at Nidda Thai

  • Dining

    May 11, 2006

    Yum's the Word

    Sawadee's hot and spicy, cold and crunchy Thai salads are the perfect summer takeout

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    All You Need Is Larb

    The food can be great at Sabai Thai, as long as you order the right dishes

  • Dining

    September 1, 2005

    Crab Shells and Stink Beans

    The most authentic Thai restaurant in Space City is a wild Asian-food ride

  • Dining

    May 19, 2005

    Thai Seas

    Merlion in Seabrook has the best Thai seafood this side of Phuket

  • Dining

    March 17, 2005

    Thai High

    Do you want your dinner "bong-hit hot" or "acid-flashback hot"?

  • Dining

    October 14, 2004

    Steak and Peanut Butter

    Lemongrass Cafe: A hip Bellaire spot with a hit-or-miss menu

  • Dining

    March 28, 2002

    Thai Raid

    In America, Thai dishes are being toned down. The Thai government wants to step in to stop it.

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    The Thais That Bind

    A culinary trip down the Mekong

  • Dining

    February 15, 2001

    Where the Home Fires Really Burn

    Vung Thai Cafe serves the food your mom would make -- if she were Thai

  • Dining

    November 25, 1999

    A Suburban Gem

    Thai Emerald is a delicate jewel among the neon-lit franchises that scream for attention

  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    Darkness Palls

    ...beside food as good as Thai Cafe's

  • Dining

    March 25, 1999
  • Dining

    February 11, 1999
  • Dining

    August 29, 1996

    Sticking to Tradition

    The Golden Room has a way of keeping the spirits happy

  • Dining

    July 20, 1995
  • Dining

    June 2, 1994

    Thai One On

    Sawadee trades in summery charm and sweet -- but engaging -- Thai cuisine

  • Dining

    March 17, 1994

    Harmonic Convergence

    Vegetarian Thai cooking finds a happy om at the Maharishi's pacifying Heaven on Earth

  • More >>