Today, I had one of those fun food experiences, the kind that comes about from doing some food exploring and taking a chance on a new place. As you all know, I’ve been trying a lot of crawfish this season. I’ve visited many places so far this year. This morning I took some notes on recommendations from Chowdown in Chinatown - Houston, and decided to try Crawfish Garlic Noodles at 11550 Bellaire.
The owner, Andrew Tran, came by several times to make sure everything was good. And we even took a selfie together. In the background, one tv had videos of street scenes in Vietnam. On another, videos of wind turbines and a mellow musical soundtrack.
Looking over the menu, I knew that I would be back sooner than later as there are some dishes that I’ve not noticed before at other places.
I’m talking about:
(Andrew Tran seems proudest of his garlic noodle dishes) Crawfish Mì Tòi, Cua Xanh, Bánh Bôt Chiên
(For me, the hot pot options have me most excited since I love a good soup):ox tail hotpot, duck hotpot cooked with rice porridge, lemon chicken hotpot, fish sauce hotpot
And for my wife, who is allergic to shrimp and crawfish, there is a Vietnamese style chicken salad and chicken pho.
Seems just the place for me to put together a group for an outing, to try a bunch of stuff. The hot pots are priced for serving 2-3 people.
And now, I’ll let these pictures that I pulled from his Facebook page do the talking.