100 Best Restaurants 2016

4 Favorite Spots to Hit Right Now in Chinatown

It should go without saying that there's much more than just Chinese food along Bellaire Boulevard.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Dumpling Days

Get What You Want Every Time at Golden Dim Sum

Good things come to those who wait at this Hong Kong-style specialist.

08/30/2016 By Alice Levitt

Farewell to the Flesh

Meatless Monday: San San Tofu

Love meat or hate it, Little Vietnam's tofu temple is for you.

08/15/2016 By Alice Levitt

Make a Toast

Our Latest Obsession: Hong Kong's Café

The West gets weird at a Chinatown family restaurant.

06/27/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cheap Eats

The Affordable Riches of Chinatown

It’s easy to fill up at Dun Huang Plaza, but don’t forget the other six square miles of Bellaire Boulevard surrounding you.

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

Dilly Scene

Our Latest Obsession: Turmeric Fish at Thiên Thanh

Looking beyond the bánh cuốn at a Vietnamese favorite.

05/23/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Do Nice Service and Atmosphere Make a Restaurant Important?

Whether dining Uptown at La Table or in Chinatown at Mein, sometimes the ambience matters as much—if not more—than the food.

04/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cold Noodles, Hot Pork

Our Latest Obsession: Xi'an Noodles

Shaanxi-style street food is hidden in Chinatown.

04/18/2016 By Alice Levitt

Round & Round

They’ve Got Balls!: Savory Edition

Why do so many of Houston's most delicious dishes come in one shape?

04/15/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Durian Delights

Sugar Rush: Le Duc Gourmet Bakery & Café

Québecois training and Vietnamese flavors inform the chic sweets at the Chinatown bakery.

03/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

A Bit of a Stretch

Lanzhou-Style Beef Noodle Specialist Hits Chinatown

Watch the chef at Strings Noodle turn dough into hand-pulled pasta in exactly 30 seconds.

03/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

Kawaiiiii

Waiting for Daiso? Hit These Asian Gift Shops First

These Chinatown standouts are perfect for those who love things that are insanely adorable and surprisingly cheap.

03/01/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Tea Galore

Tea and Waffles at the Tea Bar & Organics

Try this comforting combo at any time of day at a Chinatown café.

02/19/2016 By Leah Rose

Malaysian Monday

Meatless Monday: Banana Leaf II

Savor the bold flavors of Malaysian cuisine at this Chinatown favorite.

02/08/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Savor the Silk Road

Our Latest Obsession: Uyghur Bistro

Chinatown's latest take on Xinjiang finally gets it right.

02/08/2016 By Alice Levitt

So Weird It's Good

Sugar Rush: Ice Cream Burrito at Gelato Cup

A Chinatown gelateria offers its own version of a Tex-Mex fave.

01/06/2016 By Alice Levitt

Spiny Good Find

Fried Day: Durian Puff from Chinese Cuisine

An all-day dim sum spot in Chinatown knows everything—including a stinky fruit—is better fried.

12/11/2015 By Alice Levitt

Cool It

Beat the Heatwave This Weekend at Nu Cafe

A very Houstonian compromise: the weather isn't always great, but we get Taiwanese ribbon ice.

10/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Vietnam

Buddhist temples, mega malls and, of course, iced coffee

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Panda Expense

Korean Beauty Products: A Primer

South Koreans have salves, serums and sheet masks to suit just about every cosmetic need—and you can find them all over town.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen