Chinese

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

Nov 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

How can we not love this new Cooking Girl spin-off when dishes have names like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Fish Swimming in Pickle, and Tofu Smiles With Wood Ear? Plus, the setting is bright and cheery, the staff able and obliging, and the food fresh and well sourced (Berkshire pork,…

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…

Yauatcha

Jul 17, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This handsome import, part of a chain originating in London, offers a sleek and shiny setting, with bright accent colors and an open kitchen. We stuck mostly with the touted dim sum, with mixed results. Favorites included adorable little “roasted duck pumpkin puffs” filled with tender meat; pan-seared vegetable dumplings;…