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UB Preserv

This contemporary-rustic space boasts an intriguing menu of Asian, Latin, and Southern influences and robust flavors throughout. We love the dim sum brunch, in part for the spirited decision-making required. We were wowed from the get-go with smoked boudin dumplings, bite-size fancies served opened-topped with grainy mustard dipping sauce, and a beef roll of impossibly tender chuck eye, pounded thin and rolled around a scallion, then seared, sliced, and drizzled with sesame-soy glaze. Other standouts included pork dumplings, delicately wrapped, generously stuffed, sprinkled with frilly greens and scallion crisps, elevated by a sauce of red oil and black vinegar, and chilled noodles, chock-full of king crab and water spinach and spiked with chiles, sesame, and radish. The sweet mic drop? Tres leches soufflé pancakes: three the size of saucers, with pastry stars of warm spiced buttercream.

City: Houston


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 1609 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77006

Hours: D Tue–Sat. B Sun.

Phone: 346-406-5923

Website: www.ubpreserv.com/

Last updated: December 1, 2019