This Week in Houston Food Blogs: New Thai Eateries Almost Too Hot to Handle
At Foreign Correspondents, you can find dishes like this duck laap, which was served at the restaurant's preview dinner in February.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography
This week, we've got a few reviews that will ignite your curry cravings, a post for seafood lovers and a few healthy but scrumptious recipes for you to savor.
Hank on Food has the dish on Songkran Thai Kitchen at 2258 Texas in Sugar Land, where he enjoyed the industrial-meets-Thai decor, including a mural of the Buddha, and a fried shrimp cake appetizer did just the trick to whet his appetite. He followed that with a green curry chicken dish, which received high marks for its variety of flavors and textures, and he gave the whole experience an A-plus. Bonus points for a refreshing Thai beer and the Flying Saucer location across the street.
If you want to make something that's healthy but enough like pizza to satisfy your carb cravings, check out the Pancake Princess's latest recipe: zucchini and fried mushroom quinoa flatbread. It's a little complicated, and you'll have to start preparing the night before you want to eat it, but this quinoa flatbread topped with bean puree, delicious fried 'shrooms and zucchini ribbons will be music to your tastebuds and your conscience.
Foreign Correspondents at 4721 North Main welcomed Coco Dijon with its bright and on-trend atmosphere, where she enjoyed a sweet and salty, mackerel-stuffed sticky rice, stir-fried blue crabs and a refreshing green papaya salad. This new Treadsack restaurant impressed her with its original take on Thai-meets-Texas dining, and the attentive service was a definite plus.
Robin Sussman of Zagat Houston created a list of six new (and delicious) places to find oysters during the upcoming colder months, which is prime time for oysters and other squishy sea life. Caracol at 2200 Post Oak made the list with its many oyster dishes, including wood-grilled oysters with spicy pumpkin seed butter and fried oyster taquitos for those who are slightly nervous about oysters on the half shell. A different take on oysters can be found at SaltAir, 3029 Kirby, with raw oysters and broiled scampi oysters.
Slow cooker owners, we've got a yummy but not too heavy recipe for you! Check out these Italian pulled chicken sliders from Bev at Bev Cooks, which are as easy as throwing some chicken and spices into your Crock-Pot and then putting chicken onto a hot, cheesy ciabatta roll four to eight hours later. The Italian seasoning, pizza sauce and provolone will give you a welcome respite from the garden-variety, slow-cooked roast that you might be a bit too familiar with.
Finally, everyone's favorite burger-taster went to Canyon Creek Cafe, 6603 Westcott, one of the newer restaurants from the Creek group. Unfortunately, the Eat More Burgers post is not filled with the rapture that one would expect from a visit to the Creek group (have you tasted those burgers at Onion Creek?), and the experience fell desperately short of his expectations. At least the poblano slaw was a good choice, but the overcooked patty and crumbly bun were a recipe for failure.
That's all for this week's food blog round-up! If you know of a blog that you'd like to see featured, leave us a comment or send us an email to tell us about it.
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