Chinese

Asian Garden

Nov 20, 2015 By Texas Monthly

We slid into our red-and-black booth, skeptical of finding tasty Chinese food in a Tex-Deutsch town. And so we ordered old standbys like General Tso’s, sesame beef, and Singapore noodles. The General featured large chunks of tender chicken, and the sesame beef was flavorful and not overwhelmed by sauce. The…

Bamboo

Aug 1, 2019 By Texas Monthly

A pan-Asian spot in King William with a great bar and sidewalk tables.

China Star

Mar 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Without meaning to, exactly, we walked into China Star on Chinese New Year and were greeted with a full house. A party was rolling in one corner, the families clearly entertaining themselves with plates piled high with buffet food and an ample supply of raffle tickets. As you might expect,…

Chinatown

Aug 12, 2015 By Texas Monthly

For a changeup to the usual weekend brunch, we stopped in at this longtime Austin establishment for dim sum. Once you’re seated in the spacious dining room, adorned with bright paper lanterns, an array of friendly servers descends with bright red carts housing steamer baskets and plates filled with all…

Ginger & Fork

May 25, 2016 By Texas Monthly

With a spate of new Chinese restaurants in town, this Heights newcomer from well-known Houstonian Mary Li rates among the most attractive. It boasts pristine white walls with dramatic large black silhouettes (one a dragon), a long bar at front serving craft cocktails, and a welcoming back patio. And the…

Hello Dumpling

Dec 14, 2017 By Texas Monthly

The price is right for tasty Bejing-inspired dishes at this casual dumpling and noodle house.

Lin Asian Bar

Jul 18, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Little Lin has caught on fast, with a thoughtful menu of flavorful dishes and abundant dim sum offerings.

Mah-Jong Chinese Kitchen

Jun 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

A nice touch was the complimentary bowl of hot and sour soup with pork and fried wontons for added crunch. And the pan seared scallion pancake we ordered was a delightful appetizer. Looking for all the world like birds’ nests were the pan-fried crispy noodles, Hong Kong style, filled with…

Mein

May 10, 2016 By Texas Monthly

One block off the Bellaire bustle, this Chinatown newbie has quickly won a following. Sultry interiors with industrial lighting and nostalgic Chinese graphics set the stage for an exceptional meal of Cantonese fare with pan-Asian influences. At lunch, the space was full of Asian ladies who lunch and smaller parties…

Pepper Twins

Aug 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Inner-city fans of fiery Szechuan peppers can forgo the freeway foray out Bellaire Boulevard. In the heart of Montrose (on Fairview, no less), sisters Yunan Yang and Lily Luo are dishing up authentic, lip-tingling fare from organic ingredients. Go early, hunt for a parking spot, then dive into a bowl…

Pepper Twins

May 5, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Friendly staff, fresh ingredients, and careful preparation mark this Houston favorite.

Wu Chow

Jul 27, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The crowds have been streaming in ever since the folks behind Swift’s Attic opened this Chinese eatery. Make a reservation, even on a quiet night, to avoid being shuttled to the empty bar by the young and a little unseasoned staff. The food’s traditional interpretation is surprising, given the subtle…

Yao Fuzi

Apr 30, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Attracting foodies for more than a decade with authentic Chinese cuisine.