November 12, 2021

The JiuFu Cafe on Bellaire - A Michael Shum Discovery

 Michael and I decided to try a new place at 9968 Bellaire Blvd.

It was wonderful. Specializing in congees and braised meats (aka marinated meats on the menu), we started with these absolutely delicious squarish crispy spring rolls, followed by one of the best hot and sour soups I have had in Houston and finishing with braised half portion duck.

November 11, 2021

Barbecue - Vegetarian Barbecue in Houston - Houston Sauce Pit on Almeda

 Vegetarian barbecue? Huh? I really liked it. I had a selection of the "brisket" and the "links". Brisket was textured vegetable protein and the links were a Beyond Meat type product. 

A high point here was the side of Brussels sprouts. 

Houston Sauce Pit is on Almeda just a block or so from Turkey Leg Hut.

If any constructive criticism, I thought the macaroni and cheese side was a little too heavy on the garlic/onion powder, but I fixed it when I got home by rinsing in a strainer and then returning to the heat to  cook.