Just in case you thought that Michelin-starred dim sum spot Yauatcha was the most exciting restaurant to open in Houston this year, beloved Sichuan spot Chengdu Taste has officially arrived in Chinatown to raise the bar.
The much-lauded eatery has quietly kicked open the doors at 9896 Bellaire Boulevard in a nondescript strip mall space, reports CultureMap. Originally opened in Los Angeles in 2013, the restaurant has since expanded to multiple locations in California, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. In Houston, the same menu that’s on offer at other Chengdu Taste locations will be available.
According to Eater Los Angeles editor Matthew Kang, there are plenty of cant-miss dishes at Chengdu Taste. According to Kang, the toothpick lamb, cold mung bean noodles, twice-cooked pork, and wontons with “numb taste” should definitely grace the table. “A lot of people I know who’ve spent time in Chengdu think it’s as good as the best stuff there,” he says.
Chengdu Taste is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 3 p.m., then open again at 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.