Erika Kwee

Erika Kwee

Erika Kwee is a freelance food writer, photographer and contributor to the Houston Press who particularly enjoys exploring the many unique sweet spots around Houston. She is constantly on the hunt for exceptional pad thai, vegetarian dumplings and pancakes.

Latest Stories

  • 2 months ago | Here, Eat This

    I've driven past Lúa Viet Kitchen on West Alabama dozens of times during its construction phase and through its opening, but it wasn't until I was struck by a craving for tofu vermicelli and it was an easy four minute drive away that I f...

  • 3 months ago | Desserts

    On humid nights, condensation may fog the front doors of Sweet Bribery, lending an air of time-traveling mystique as you step into the modernized throwback to a retro ice cream parlor. The new ice cream shop on W 19th was barely a week old when we...

  • 4 months ago | Here, Eat This

    If you weren't one of the millions of visitors to Italy this summer, you're in luck because Pizza Motus, the new Roman-style pizza shop in West U, may do a decent job of temporarily transporting you. Roman pizza is a relatively novel addition to H...

  • 4 months ago | Vegetarian

    From a dish prominently featuring mock meat at a high-brow Galleria restaurant to a creative sandwich that combines avocado toast, burrata and a croissant, here is your irregularly scheduled reminder that vegetarian food is delicious too. Vegetari...

  • 6 months ago | Restaurant News

    I was in the middle of microwaving a sad desk lunch in my office breakroom when my coworker dropped two phrases that caught my immediate attention. They were “xiao long bao” and “Midtown.” There is no shortage of moments in which dumpling cravings...

  • 7 months ago | Bakeries

    When I visited Istanbul in 2016 with some friends, we essentially ate our way through the city. Our Turkish classmate introduced us to Turkish breakfast, featuring strong black tea, mild cheese, olives and tomato-y menemen; we ate warm, elastic gö...

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