Houston's Asian community is celebrating the lunar NewYear. One traditional way of celebrating is to eat dumplings.
Houston food blogger Mai Pham has some suggestions forplaces to visit for the best dumplings in town.
First stop on her dumpling tour is Arirang, formerly aKorean barbecue restaurant that is now a dumpling house.
At the restaurant you can fill up on steamed, pan-fried, orboiled dumplings and not break the bank. Most orders are in the 5 to 6 dollarrange and include a dozen dumplings.
With the low prices, it doesn't matter that it's cash-only.
All the dumplings at Arirang are hand made in house andserved up fresh. You can mix up your own dipping sauce, and if you hunger formore, you can even buy the dumplings frozen to heat up at home.
The next stop on Mai's dumpling tour is a Houston classic,Fung's Kitchen. The huge restaurant is known for a lot of dishes, but may bemost famous for its dim sum - small plates of various dishes, many of which aredelicious dumpling treats. At Fung's they serve it up the traditional way, withwaiters pushing carts filled with various dishes around the restaurant andstopping at tables. Just point out what you want and start eating.
Mai has put together her list of a dozen of the best spotsin town for dumplings. You can check it out at: http://www.citysearch.com/guides/1029/deliciously-delectable-dumplings.html