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The Full Menu: The Best Places To Eat In Houston’s Chinatown

Fears over the coronavirus have caused some financial suffering for restaurants in Chinatown. So, local food writers discuss their favorite places to eat there in this month’s installment of The Full Menu.

Dishes from Mala Sichuan Bistro in Houston’s Chinatown neighborhood.


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While there are still no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the region, fears of it have impacted Houston's Chinatown neighborhood.

Businesses there — restaurants especially — have been suffering financially for a few weeks now. There's no good reason for it, but it's happened.

So, in the audio above, our group of local food writers encourage you to check out some of their favorite spots to dine in Chinatown, in this month's installment of The Full Menu.

And, of course, the term Chinatown is a colloquialism. The area is home to Asian culture and food from numerous countries, including China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Koreas, just to name a few.

Our panelists are Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder.

(L-R) Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder, discuss the local restaurant scene on The Full Menu.

Restaurants Mentioned in this Edition:

Fu Fu Café
One Dragon Restaurant
Mala Sichuan Bistro
Hai Cang Seafood Restaurant
Crown Seafood Restaurant
Crawfish and Noodles
Crawfish Café
Wild Cajun
Anna Thai Food
Shabu Zone
Golden Dim Sum
Arco Seafood
Banana Leaf
Pho Binh by Night
Tiger Den
Ohn Korean Eatery
Ishin Udon
Aqua S
Nu Café
ECK Bakery
Snowy Village
Phat Eatery
Slurping Noodles
Tiger Noodle House

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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