Treat Yourself: Five Houston Culinary Splurges for a Decadent Holiday Feast

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Photo Courtesy of Fung's Kitchen
Live Alaskan King Crab at Fung's Kitchen: One of the most decadent foodie pleasures you'll ever experience.

It's the holiday season. A time for gift giving and celebration. A time for splurging, right? After all, you've worked hard this year. You deserve a reward. And what better way to reward yourself than with a blow-your-mind meal?

Behold, our top picks for decadent foodie splurges in Houston.

5. Whole fresh Alaskan king crab at Fung's Kitchen, ~$400+ ($50/per pound for 7-12 pound king crab)
If you love eating crab, you know that eating fresh crab is one of the ultimate foodie pleasures. The quality of the crab meat is so sweet that it's positively sinful. At Fung's Kitchen, you don't just get the run-of-the-mill variety crab. You can order the king of all crabs: live, whole Alaskan king crab. The approximately ten-pound king crab can be prepared in three ways, and can serve several people. Just call in advance to make sure it's available, and then let the crab party begin.

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Photo by Mai Pham
This toro kama at Kata Robata weighed in at 60 ounces, and was about 20 inches in length.

4. Toro kama at Kata Robata, ~ ($1 per ounce, approximately 30 to 60 ounces)
It's rich, it's smoky, it's incredibly flavorful, and there are usually only one or two available each week. If scarcity is one of those things that you hanker for, call Kata Robata and reserve their toro kama. Known only to die-hard sushi eaters, the kama, or collar area, of the blue fin tuna is as marbled and fatty as the prized belly, or o-toro. Chef Manabu Horiuchi and his team grill the kama on authentic bincho tan Japanese coals to yield one of the most decadent preparations of fish you'll ever have the pleasure of tasting.

3. Whole lobe of foie gras from Provisions, $125
Foie gras may be banned in California, but here in Houston, foie gras is still king. If you love the delicacy, why stop at ordering just a small tranche? At Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan's Provisions, you can order the whole lobe. Over the top? Absolutely. Blow-your-mind decadent? Mais, bien sûr. Get the whole thing delivered to your table in all its gloriousness and get ready to feast. (Sharing is recommended.)


Location Info

Venue

Map

Fung's Kitchen

7320 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Kata Robata Sushi & Grill

3600 Kirby, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Provisions

807 Taft, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Killen's Steakhouse

2804 S. Main, Pearland, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tony's Restaurant

3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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4 comments
Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

...and you wonder why Houston, year after year, is in the top 5 for fattest cities in the country (possibly the world).

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

That tuna sounds like something my Mrs. would LOVE. Thanks, on the tip-side, Ms. Pham.

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

@MadMac I tried it for the first time a few weeks ago, and it's quite unforgettable. I have a feeling your Mrs. will LOVE it!

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

I've already mentioned it to her. With the holidays coming, I have no doubt I'm gonna need at least one, "get out of the dog house," meal.

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