Mala Sichuan Bistro

Another hot newcomer to the Montrose rewards patrons with equally hot Sichuan dishes fit for Texan taste buds. Recent high points: luscious dandan noodles with ground pork (think pasta with a punch); grand, nicely chewy red-oil dumplings with a mixture of chile oil, ground garlic, onions, and sweet-and-spicy soy paste; and mapo tofu, soft cubes braised with leeks in a spicy bean curd sauce. Less successful was a flank steak hot pot with gristly, oddly flavorless beef. Servers are accommodating, and the setting is rustic, with a bar downstairs and dining room upstairs.

City: Houston


Drinks: Beer & wine

Price: $$


Address: 9348 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX, 77036

Hours: L & D 7 days.

Phone: 713-995-1889


Last updated: November 22, 2015