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Ghana House Restaurant

Just thought I would post something after my visit to Houston. I ended up being able to spend a lot less time in town than I thought I would but I still was able to check out some of the places mentioned here.
Went to Suya Hut and very much liked the feel of the restaurant, I enjoyed how it was small and simple inside also very much liked the African reggae and rock being played in the restaurant and which made you feel like if you really were in Nigeria. I ordered the tilapia meal which came with coconut rice and plantains and they were all very delicious. The fish was very nicely seasoned and had very nice crispy skin. The person I went with ordered the okra soup meal with corn (masara) tuwo for dipping in the soup. I tried the soup and it was very nice and aside from the okra also had some chunks of meat in it however this is probably one of the spiciest things I have ever eaten and being from Mexico I am very much used to eating spicy food! To drink I tried one of the Vita Malt sodas they had and it was very strange did not much care for the very strong beer like flavor it had at the beginning but really enjoyed the sugar cane like aftertaste that it leaves you with. One tip that our server did give us though since they seem to make everything fresh when you order it and because of this take a long time with your food is to order ahead of time this way by the time you get to the restaurant your food will be ready to be served.

Also went to Ostioneria Mar Azul (guess I was craving seafood while I was in town) and had the mojarra which was excellent! Had not had a good mojarra like the one at Mar Azul in a long time.

I will have to go back to Houston in a few months so I'll save all the other places you guys recommended for next time I am in town and hopefully I will have enough time then to give them all a try.

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Suya Hut
11611 W Airport Blvd, Stafford, TX 77477

Ostioneria Mar Azul
10822 W Bellfort St, Houston, TX 77099

Mar 12, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

Oh no that's fine! I'm just trying to make a list with the addresses of all the restaurants mentioned here in case I am able to visit them all while in Houston

Feb 03, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

So Suya Hut is the one that has moved closer to 59?

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Suya Hut
11611 W Airport Blvd, Stafford, TX 77477

Feb 02, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

Actually just started wondering if you know of any stores in Houston that might have "alegrias de amaranto" (Amaranth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth). As they are an extremely popular snack in Mexico City and I have searched for them when I have gone to LA and Chicago and have not found anything.

Jan 29, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

I will usually end up traveling throughout most of Houston. But the area were I normally have to stay at is on the west side of town like right on the border between Katy and Houston.

I haven't had any good mojarra since I use to live and Mexico and travel to Acapulco on vacation so that sure does sound like worth giving a try!

Jan 29, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

Currently live in Kansas so my access to products from back home is for the most part very limited. I have seen Fiesta Marts on my previous visits to Houston (have to go about every 3 months or so) but have never thought of going inside. But since you mention that they have a good selection of products from Mexico I will have to check it out next time so I can maybe stock up on some things before leaving Houston.

I have been to a few places in Houston that offer food that is almost identical to what you would eat in DF but have never been to Mexico's Deli.
I guess I will be busy next time I am in town with checking out all the African and Mexican restaurants and stores in town. :)

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Mexico's Deli
2374 S Dairy Ashford St, Houston, TX 77077

Jan 27, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

Thanks for all the information and the links! My trip to Houston will actually not be until a bit later than I was expecting so that might give me some time to investigate some more. From your review and what I can find online Suya Hut looks like it would be worth a try. I think I'll also try to keep searching to see if Ghana House is open or if it indeed has closed.

And if I get the time I will definitely have to check out some of those markets and stores you recommended. I'm from Mexico City and from what I've seen online a lot of African food seems to be quite similar to some of the things that are eaten in the tropical areas of Mexico (plantains, fish, etc.). So I would be interested to see what kind of products their markets have to offer

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Suya Hut
11611 W Airport Blvd, Stafford, TX 77477

Jan 26, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

The address I believe is 14109 S Main St would be a shame if it has closed down!
What about those Nigerian places can you recommend any of them in particular?

Jan 25, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Authentic Mexican joints in Houston (or Woodlands)

Try Dona Tere Mexican Restaurant on Beechnut or Fonda Santa Rosa on Highway 6 (they’re both owned by the same people). I’m from Mexico City and these places are probably as close as I’ve been able to come to finding truly authentic Mexican dishes from the central and southern regions of the country. If you go to one of these I would highly recommend you try the tamales as they are prepared in a more traditional way from southern Mexico using banana leaf which gives them a very distinct flavor. Or try the “tamal de dulce” for desert as these are an absolute favorite from Mexico City. In summary they have a lot of really good authentic dishes (for a reasonable price as well) here which you will be hard to find in most other cities in the US.
If you also want to try some dishes from Northern Mexico I would recommend you go to Taco Palenque on South Wayside . While the restaurant is setup a bit like a fast food joint (you order your food and then they bring it to your table) the quality and taste of the food is much better than any fast food place! Also while you wait they have a very nice salsa bar with chips, guacamole, etc. which you can help yourself to as many times as you want. And while you will see some tex-mex options on the menu which are mainly there to please American pallets they offer a lot of authentic food from northern Mexican states like Sinaloa, and Nuevo Leon.

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Dona Tere Mexican Restaurant
9908 Beechnut St Ste H, Houston, TX 77036

Jan 24, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Ghana House Restaurant

Hi
I will be visiting Houston in a few weeks and was curious about this restaurant after I heard about it online. I have a few friends who live in Accra the capital of Ghana so I would be very curious to try some food from that region of the world. Has anyone here been to or heard anything about Ghana House Restaurant in Houston? Is the food good and worth trying or not?
Thanks

Jan 24, 2011
ruta66 in Houston

Taquerias In Houston

thanks for the suggestions will have to give some of those a try next time I'm in town

Dec 07, 2010
ruta66 in Houston

Taquerias In Houston

yeah they are all the same chain of restaurants, a family member of mine owns them and I can tell you (not to sound like advertising) that they only use quality ingredients and while some things have been adapted for more of a US clientele you'll find a lot of authentic dishes from northern Mexico like machacado con huevo or chilorio

Dec 07, 2010
ruta66 in Houston

New Restaurants In Wichita

okay thanks for clearing that up for me :)

Nov 21, 2010
ruta66 in Great Plains

Taquerias In Houston

Sorry I kind of abandoned this topic lol I am constantly (every few months or so) going to Houston/Katy so any suggestions on places to visit next time I'm there are very much appreciated. So far the places that I've gone to and have had good experiences at are Tortas Las Llardas...(excellent tortas and very reasonable prices) and Dona Tere Mexican Restaurant which has excellent and authentic food from southern and central Mexico really reminds me of being in Mexico City. The same owners just opened a new place called Fonda Santa Rosa which is also very good and much like Dona Tere. Taco Palenque is also really good they just opened a location in Houston and are about to open a second one in February really worth a try if you want some food like you would find in northern Mexican areas like Sinaloa and Monterrey

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Dona Tere Mexican Restaurant
9908 Beechnut St Ste H, Houston, TX 77036

Nov 02, 2010
ruta66 in Houston

New Restaurants In Wichita

Hi
Can anyone recommend any new restaurants in Wichita? I need to do a review over a few for my school paper so any suggestions are appreciated. There was a new burger place on the west side of town that I remember hearing about but I can't remember what it's called.

Nov 02, 2010
ruta66 in Great Plains

Taquerias In Houston

Oh okay then well I'll have to add those two to my list as well.

Yeah I don't really understand it since I ate plenty of tacos al pastor back in Mexico in everything from established restaurants to street stands and I never once received a piece of meat that was not properly cooked. But oh well I suppose regulations and such can't be the same everywhere.

Jun 28, 2010
ruta66 in Houston

Taquerias In Houston

Thanks for all the answers I'll have to make a list with all these places so I can check them out. Really so they basically aren't allowed to make it the traditional style with the trompo? Because I've tried al pastor in other places in the US and none of them use it I wonder if there are similar regulations in other parts of the country?

By the way is this (http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/resta...) the Tamales Doña Tere because I found them online and while they don't seem to have tacos they appear to have some other foods which are popular in the center/south of Mexico.

Jun 28, 2010
ruta66 in Houston

Taquerias In Houston

Hi
I will be spending some time in Houston around the Katy area and was just wondering if anyone could recommend any taquerias or authentic Mexican restaurants in Houston. I would especially really love to find any place that sells good tacos al pastor since I'm originally from Mexico City and these are a staple of the area which I haven't had in years.

Thanks

Jun 25, 2010
ruta66 in Houston