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[HOU] Need Recs--Viet/Chinese/Greek/Creole?

kuidaore | Mar 5, 2007 06:43 PM

Dallas hounds visiting Houston and staying for 4 nights near George Bush in mid-March.
Based on the reviews on this board and another, we've narrowed down to the following 3 categories. We don't care about atmosphere, decor or even service as long as they bring GOOD food to the table (heck, at dim sum I even go to the cart if it doesn't come to me!)

1. Vietnamese

We have high expectations for Vietnamese food in Houston with the country's second largest Vietnamese population after Orange County (where we lived for 15 years).

We like Bun, but aren't big on Pho.
I'm looking for my favorite pan-friend rice noodle dish (which is rather Chinese-Vietnamese than Vietnamese-Vietnamese). The more the noodles are stuck together (almost like mochi) and burned, the better!

According to these review, at both Kim Son (is it a buffet?!) and Mai's the food has gone downhill.

Vietnam Restaurant has mixed reviews, too.

2. Chinese (I like Cantonese)

-Lucky Dragon

HK Food Street

-Yum Yum Cha--the best HK-style dim sum?

-Lai Lai Dumpling House

3. Greek, Creole or ???

I'm thinking of Alexander The Great, as long as their mousaka (or pastichio) is good.
The reviews sound great.

Several people recommended Niko Niko's, but it sounds too fast-foody for us
and no one is raving about their mousaka.

We aren't impressed wtih European food (Greek, Italian, French, Spanish) in Dallas and
are hesitant to try European in Houston (or TX). (My companion insists we should stick to Asian to be safe, but I love Greek!).

How's creole in Houston? We love Palace Cafe in New Orleans.

We're open to other suggestions. Thanks!

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