24-year-old Cypress man sentenced to life in prison for deadly 2016 robbery at Chinatown restaurant
A Cypress man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for killing a Good Samaritan in 2016 on New Year’s Day at a restaurant in Chinatown, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Thursday.
Solomon Islands violence recedes but not underlying tension
Violence has receded in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government has shown no signs of attempting to address the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns of the country’s increasing links with China.
Attacks on older Asians stoke fear as Lunar New Year begins
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, a masked worker cleans a street in the Chinatown district in San Francisco. O'Malley said older Asians are targeted because of the stereotype that they don't report crimes due to language barriers. Her office is investigating whether the attacks were racially motivated and has launched a special response unit focused on crimes against Asian Americans, especially older Asians. Meanwhile, the attacks have prompted volunteers to offer to walk older residents to their cars or homes after shopping. They also donated thousands of dollars to help him buy a personal alarm device that will be distributed to older Asians in the community.
Popular deep-fried, stuffed Korean-style hot dogs coming to Bellaire Food Street this fall
HOUSTON – This fall, an in-demand delicacy of Korean street food is coming to the Bellaire Food Street, a food hall in Houston’s Chinatown, according to Eater. Known for its deep-fried hot dogs on a stick, Myungrand Hot Dog is opening a rebranded outpost, Two Hands, at 9393 Bellaire Street. The restaurant will feature the popular hot dogs, which are stuffed with unusual fillings such as rice cake, crispy potatoes and squid ink. Myungrand Hot Dog has more than 700 locations in Korea and has opened 15 locations in the United States since 2018. The Bellaire Food Street will feature a number of popular street foods, including Korean fried chicken, spicy hot pots, and fancy popsicles, according to Eater.
Meet the Sugar Land native becoming a rising talent in the indie film world | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Meet the Sugar Land native becoming a rising talent in the indie film world | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: July 13, 2020, 2:27 pmThe action-packed dark comedy "Lucky Grandma" has been getting rave reviews, and one of the co-writers of the film is a Sugar Land native. Her name is Angela Cheng, who shared details about the movie and how she made it into the film world after graduating from Clements High School.
Linda’s Tropical Fruits will give you a taste of the tropics right here in Houston
HOUSTON – The mangosteen, jackfruit, sour-sop, and the KING fruit durian...have you ever tried any of these exotic fruits? If so, then you know they might be a little hard to find in your typical grocery store. About 3 years ago Linda Nguyen had a strong craving for them, but couldn’t locate any in town. That’s when she opened up Linda’s Tropical Fruits to bring all these fruits to Houston! Linda’s Tropical Fruits is currently open for business as usual, while maintaining all of the new health and safety regulations.
Linda’s Tropical Fruits will give you a taste of the tropics right here in Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Linda’s Tropical Fruits will give you a taste of the tropics right here in Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: May 15, 2020, 2:07 pmJust in time for summer, head over to Linda's Tropical Fruits to get some delicious, rare fresh fruits.
In Houston’s Chinatown, restaurants plan to feed front-line workers during the pandemic
HOUSTON – As Debbie Chen sees it, being one of Texas’ first responders or essential workers is no picnic. To help, Chen, a co-owner of Shabu House in Houston, and several other Asian American community leaders in the state’s most diverse city have devised a plan. The goal: Collect $100,000 to divvy between (hopefully) 20 restaurants — including Shabu House — in Houston’s Chinatown. “We’re supporting Asian restaurants and supporting first responders at the same time,” she added. And a seed was planted for the initiative underway now: one that can help not only Asian restaurants but help first responders, too.
Score a cheap and delicious 5-piece meal for two at Houstons Teacup Cafe
Owned and operated by Annie Hu, Teacup Cafe has served tea, coffee and authentic Taiwanese food for nearly 14 years. One of these deals includes the $25 for 5 promo. At Teacup Cafe, customers can pick an appetizer, one rice dish, one noodle dish and two drinks for $25. Teacup Cafe is also offering a happy Monday through Friday where customers get 20 percent off their entire order from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.At Teacup Cafe, Hu wants to make sure all her customers are satisfied. If this is your first time drinking tea or trying Taiwanese food, she encourages customers to ask questions. Teacup Cafe is located at 8300 West Sam Houston Parkway, Suite 126.
The art of noodle pulling at Niu Yi Zui Lamen in Chinatown
HOUSTON – Nui Yi Zui Lamen came to Houston 5 years ago with very traditional food from China’s northwest region. Their most popular dishes include hand-pulled noodles, an art that dates back to over 100 years. Their very experienced chef can pull the noodles into 8 different sizes with his hands. Lamen’s meaning in Chinese: LA is the motion of pulling, and MEN means noodle. Watch as we give noodle-pulling by hand a try!
The art of noodle pulling at Niu Yi Zui Lamen in Chinatown | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
The art of noodle pulling at Niu Yi Zui Lamen in Chinatown | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: March 4, 2020, 3:38 pmNui Yi Zui Lamen came to Houston 5 years ago with very traditional food from China’s northwest region. The most popular dishes include hand pulled noodles, (an art that dates back over 100 years) oil splash noodles, and dry noodles. Their very experienced chef can pull the noodles into 8 different sizes with his hands.
Here’s how you can show your support for Chinatown and get a free beer
HOUSTON – Following the coronavirus outbreak, Houston Chinatown businesses have been suffering amid rumors of the disease in the area. In an effort to help some of the struggling Chinatown businesses, Axelrad Beer Garden is putting out a call to action for people in the Houston area. The craft-beer joint shared a post on Facebook asking people to go show Chinatown some support. In return, Axelrad “will give you a canned beer for your receipt showing you ate a meal at any Chinatown restaurant or any business in the Chinatown area,” according to the post. The beer garden is encouraging other businesses to also do the same and encourage their customers to also support Chinatown.
'Very challenging’: Chinatown businesses are losing customers due to coronavirus rumors, owners say
HOUSTON – A rumor of a possible case of coronavirus that spread across social media has been keeping customers away from many businesses in Houston’s Chinatown, business owners say. She says the restaurant business is hard enough without fear of the virus causing panic. On Thursday, business owners, community leaders and health officials joined State Representative Gene Wu to encourage the public to stop by businesses in Chinatown and to remind the community to watch out for misinformation. There have been no coronavirus cases in Houston, Harris County or the state of Texas so far. Wu and the community leaders in attendance announced the creation of a special task force to deal with and discourage the spread of coronavirus rumors and to help businesses in the community who need it.
Coronavirus rumor leads to loss of business for Chinatown supermarket
HOUSTON – The JUSGO Supermarket was open for business despite rumors that an employee at the store had come down with the novel coronavirus. It affects our supermarket, it affects Chinatown business and everybody gets scared," Chen said. KPRC 2 reached out to the Houston Health Department about the rumors. In this case, it seems to be the Chinese community,” said Scott Packard, a spokesman for the Houston Health Department. He said it was the health department’s standard procedure to avoid commenting on suspected cases because it leads to misinformation.
Things to do with kids in Houston’s Chinatown
Hong Kong Food Market (Jill B. Jarvis)2. Ice Cream: Chinatown shops do ice cream well! To start, find rolled ice cream at Class 502 and sea salt ice cream, wrapped in cotton candy at Aqua S! Chinese New Year outfits (Jill B. Jarvis)6. Tao Chew Temple (Jill B. Jarvis)This story was originally published on JillBJarvis.com and is being featured here as part of a partnership with BigKidSmallCity.