The love affair with the Greek world runs deep for many westerners. Bertrand Russell in his History of Philosophy remarks that people often approach the ancient Greek philosophers, architects, and mathematicians with a kind of reverent mysticism. This is easy to understand when you realize that the Greek mathematician measured the height of the Great Pyramid at Giza based on his own shadow. An easy trick to replicate in today's world, but 2500+ years ago is a different subject. Greek influence remains strong on today's world through language, education, music, art, and food.
With more than 2,000 Islands, Greece produced some of the earliest successful seafarers. It was this maritime prowess that enabled the Greeks to conquer the know world at the time. Not surprising, true Greek food is centered heavily upon seafood. Helen Greek Food and Wine, offers a number of oceanic delights including this beautiful Octopus.
Helen has a local tavern feel. With two locations (Heights and Rice Village) and a large selection of wines and unique Greek delicacies, it should be on your list of global foods to try. Helen offers a number of foods you won't find at other Greek restaurants in Houston.
For those of you who have stood in a Greek restaurant and not known how to pronounce Gyro, I will leave this right here.
Explore the first and oldest Japanese market in Houston, and grab a cream puff while you’re there.
The intrepid explorers sailed around the world and brought back exotic new foods from the Americas while leaving their stamp on the world as far as the Philippines. With plenty of tapas to choose from and some of the only Moroccan food it the city, you need to add Andalusia to your list.
Nepal is where the East meets the West, and the North meets the South. It is also where the Sky meets the land. With the world's highest peak, Nepalis have their own time zone and have an independent spirit that has never been conquered.
Explore a Japanese market new to West Houston, and grab some ingredients to make something tasty and traditional (like Miso Soup)!
Cafe Brussels is not only the final outpost for Belgian food, but is also a cultural hub for Belgians and several other networks of Europeans who live here in Houston.
Whatever you think you know about Asian flavor profiles, forget it. Korean food has its own unique blend. Although it is often reduced to kimchi and Korean BBQ, or not the fried chicken craze (both notable food categories in their own right), today, we go to Go Hyang, which means something to the equivalent of "My Home Cooking"
Learn why "fish and rice make a Bengali" as we try food from the world's largest river delta.
Check out this week where we talk about the original diaspora with the co-owner of Houston's best bagels. He shares the inside tips to making great bagels.
Sri Lankan food offers a wealth of south asian fusion flavors. Check out the Sri Lankan street food that is wrapped in a banana leaf that you can find here in Houston.
Experience the mystery of Lao food with us as we try out a local family-run restaurant.