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Apr 25, 2012 03:42 PM

The Best Thing You Ever Ate: Houston

I'd say it's the Peking Duck at Fung's Kitchen. What's your favorite dish in the Houston area?

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  1. What a tough question, Lambsy.

    I haven't had the Peking Duck at Fung's, but I love their dim sum. In fact, OtherBrotherDarrell and I were there just last Saturday. Great as usual.

    The first time I had the Stuffed Snapper at Tejas, I was wowed.

    The clam chowder at The Rusty Pelican in the 80's was a favorite.

    The oo toro sashimi at Sushi Jin is too too good to have very often. It would ruin you for everything else.

    But the Best thing I EVER ate in Houston?

    Probably something I cooked!


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    1. re: DoobieWah

      If you are a fan of clam chowder, try the one at Laurenzo's on Washington. It's of the best things they make, all full of clams.

    2. Now that is a really tough question! I will have to ponder over that one a bit, but I will take on desserts first...

      I would say the Bananas Foster at Eddie V's, the Chocolate and Caramel Brownie at The Counter, or the Artisan Chocolate Colossal Cake from Randall's (I seriously eat one several times month).

      For my dishes, I will go with the Shrimp Dumplings at Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill‎, the Tortilla Soup @ Houston's Restaurant (or J Alexander's), the Tomahawk Steak from Eddie V's Houston, or the Chilean Sea Bass at Rattan Pan-Asian Bistro.

      These are the items that come to mind...Houston just has great food!

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      1. re: UrbanSwankGirl

        I don't know about the best dish ever, but that Chilean Sea Bass at Rattan is definitely the best fish I've ever had in this town.

      2. This is tough. I'm sure I'll think of others when I'm through but the things I go back for;

        Max' Wine Dive - Creme Brule French Toast. I don't even like French Toast and I want this one

        Feast - Sticky Toffee Pudding

        Market Seafood (Clear Lake) - Fried Catfish & Hushpuppies. This is the only place I've had Hushpuppies but I crave them.

        Dolce Vita - Brussel Sprout Salad

        Catalan's - Pork Belly

        And just like DoobieWah my own cooking

        1. Dolce Vita - Tallegio Pizza
          Max's - Fried Egg Sandwich with truffle aioli
          Hugo - crabmeat nachos
          Cup of coffee at La Guadalupana

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          1. re: superluckycat

            I've never had the nachos at Hugo's but my favorites are the crabmeat nachos at El Tiempo and the super nachos with chorizo at Merida on Navigation. I get both dishes with the refried beans on the side, and the beans at El Tiempo are particularly outstanding.

          2. I don't know if it's the best thing I've ever eaten in Houston but I love the scampi grotto at Grotto on Westheimer. It's a appetizer but I order a side of angel hair pasta and make it an entree.

            I had some excellent scallops last week in a salad at Carraba's on Kirby. Best scallops I've ever eaten. They were perfect!