KATY MAGAZINE l JULY 2019
By Jennifer Miko
Your Passport to Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean Faves
In the past few years, Katy’s restaurant landscape has transformed into an international mecca of delectable Asian options. In this delicious foodie issue, we provide a passport to Asian flavors that can now be found right in our backyard. Here are a few of Katy Magazine's top picks.
Dry fried squid, homemade chili paste and peppers from Tiger Noodle House
KOKAI SUSHI AND LOUNGE
2404 Texmati Drive.
Modern Japanese Cuisine
Kokai Sushi and Lounge serves a modern Japanese cuisine infused with Latin and tropical flavors. Seasoned chefs select high-quality, fresh ingredients to create flavorful rolls and non-traditional Japanese dishes. Their menu also features a tempting list of appetizers, Bento Boxes and hibachi meals. The elegant atmosphere of Kokai Sushi and Lounge mirrors the beauty of the plate presentations carefully prepared to enhance the dining experience.
Shrimp tempura, wakame and cream cheese topped with sweet plantains and a touch of eel sauce
EIGHT TURN CREPE
23119 Colonial Pkwy.
Eight Turn Crepe has revolutionized hand-held food options. Their menu items start with carefully-sourced ingredients like rice flour (their crepes are wheat-free) and fill them to satisfy every meal day part and course. Their cross-over crepes (pita meets tortilla) stuffed with savory or sweet fillings and delicious sauces are completely portable.
B.L.T. CREPE (on the left)
Thick-cut smoked applewood bacon, chopped lettuce, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, crispy shallots, housemade chipotle aoli, and Eight Turn balsamic dressing
NY BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE CREPE (on the right)
Fresh blueberries, blueberry reduction, Il Laboratoria del Gelato vanilla gelato, whipped cream cheese, Eight Turn whipped yogurt and custard cream and chocolate Pocky sticks
24437 Katy Fwy.
Bonchon's wings, drumsticks and strips are made to order, and they're worth the wait. The restaurant's success comes from their fine preparation with high-quality ingredients. Their Asian-fusion cuisine features dishes like Korean Tacos, Kimchi Slaw, and Japchae - glass noodles, red pepper, carrots, onions, spinach, mushrooms and thinly sliced marinated beef stir-fried with Bonchon Soy Garlic Sauce and sesame oil.
White rice, quinoa, assorted seasonal vegetables and egg with Bonchon red pepper paste on the side
TIGER NOODLE HOUSE
21945 Katy Fwy.
1721 Spring Green Blvd.
Chinese Szechuan Cuisine and Noodle House
With two Katy locations, Tiger Noodle House has gained a reputation for serving delicious Szechuan cuisine and noodle dishes. Their menu features well-known dishes like Orange Chicken and Kung Pao Shrimp, all prepared with high-quality ingredients. But diners come back for Tiger Noodle House’s extensive offerings of specially-prepared vegetables, noodles and dumplings, plus unique dishes like Tea Leaf Smoked Duck and Spicy Pigs Feet.
Pork wonton served with homemade chili oil sauce
YUMMY PHO & BO NE
23119 Colonial Pkwy.
For fresh, authentic Vietnamese dishes, stop in to Yummy Pho & Bo Ne in Asian Town. In addition to their delicious variety of traditional Pho soups, the restaurant also serves filling portions of different Bun (vermicelli bowl) and Com Dia (rice platter).
Seasoned steak with Spam and fried egg served and diced vegetables
1645 Winding Hollow Dr.
Korean-Style Fried Chicken
A casual dining experience, Hoodadak has a chalkboard menu with handwritten instructions guiding customers to ordering their mouthwatering chicken. Customers can choose from fried chicken, wings, or popcorn chicken flavored with soy garlic, honey, or sweet and spicy. On the side, diners can also add flavorful fries topped with kimchi and bulgogi, and then wash it all down with one of their domestic or imported beers.
Kimchi Fries, prepared with spicy ketchup, spicy mayo, and spicy pickled cabbage (kimchi), topped with marinated rib eye beef, cheese, parsley, and assorted salts
890 S. Mason Rd.
Vietnamese Pho & Soups
Take your time at Pho Saigon to savor all of the courses. Start with their delicious selection of egg rolls and spring rolls wrapped in delicate rice paper. Then move on to what the restaurant is named for – their soups. Choose your noodles and protein (apparently there are 64 different combinations). Soups come with a plate of fresh bean sprouts, lemon, spicy green peppers, cilantro and basil leaves. But save room for dessert to try one of Pho Saigon’s flavorful Bean Pudding treats.
Beef noodle soup served with fresh bean sprouts, lemon, spicy green peppers, cilantro and basil leaves