5 Authentic Chinese Dishes, Plus Where to Find Them In Houston


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Sticky and savory -- you'll want to suck these bones dry.
4. Chicken Feet (Phoenix Claws)

Popular in China as bar snacks or for dim sum, chicken feet are also eaten all over the world, from Indonesia and Korea to South Africa, Jamaica and Peru. Made mostly of skin and tendons, the sticky, gelatinous feet are great for sucking dry. In Hong Kong, they are often steamed, then deep-fried and stewed in a sweet fermented bean sauce. In mainland China, they are typically simmered in a sauce of soy, peppercorn and spices like clove, star anise, cinnamon and chile, or served cold after marinating in a sweet, ginger-punched rice wine vinegar.

Where to get it: Golden Dim Sum; Hong Kong Dim Sum; Fung's Kitchen; New Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant; Yum Yum Cha

5. Hot Pot

Hot pot, also known as steamboat, refers to an East Asian stew whose ingredients are cooked at the center of the table in a simmering metal pot of stock. Believed to have originated in Mongolia, where the main ingredient was beef, mutton or horse, the tradition of eating hot pot in China goes back more than 1,000 years, when it was spread from Mongolia to southern China during the Tang Dynasty. Today the cold-weather dish utilizes a variety of ingredients, including sliced meat, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings and seafood.

Where to get it: Fu Fu Cafe; Hot Pot City; Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot; Mala Sichuan Bistro.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Lucky Pot

9888 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

9116 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Peking Cuisine

8332 SW Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Arco Seafood Restaurant

9896 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fung's Kitchen

7320 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fu Fu Cafe

9889 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Xiong's Cafe

9888 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Yummy Kitchen

9326 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

East Wall Chinese Restaurant

9889 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Confucius Seafood Restaurant

8880 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hong Kong Dim Sum

9889 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mala Sichuan Bistro

9348 Bellaire, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Yum Yum Cha Cafe

2445 Times Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Golden Dim Sum Restaurant

10600 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mongolian Hot Pot & Grill

5901 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hot Pot City

8300 W. Sam Houston Parkway S., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Chicken feet -- yuck. Couldn't you have put mapo dofu (tofu) on the list instead..

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