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Lee Lee

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    10 Chinese Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Metro Phoenix

    Whether you burned the holiday ham or simply aren't celebrating Christmas at all, we know there are plenty of people out there looking for alternative dining options this Christmas Day. And you're in luck. Because there's a whole slew of Chinese restaurants open all over the Valley. Calling ahead fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    50 Awesome Gifts for the Food and Drink Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your lists -- no matter who they are. Here (divided by category for your convenience) are our 50 favorite gifts this holida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    5 Gifts for the World Traveler

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the world traveler. We all have that friend who jumps from Vietnamese pho sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    10 Best Bowls of Pho in Metro Phoenix

    A Vietnamese dish incorporating Chinese flavors and French style, pho is a beef broth soup of rice noodles, vegetables, and meat. Typically accompanied by garnishes, sides, and sauces, this meal is an interactive experience in which you, the eater, choose your own destiny of taste. You could do a bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    House of Rice in Scottsdale: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: House of Rice, Open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Lauren Bailey's 5 Best Hidden Food Gems in Metro Phoenix

    The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? This week, Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects shares her favorite hidden treasures in town. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Ranch Market in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: Ranch Market, Open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. See Also: - Singh Farms Farmer's Market in Scottsdale: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over - 5 Recipes for DIY Agua Frescas - Ten Favorite International Markets in Phoenix

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket in Chandler: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket in Chandler, Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. See Also: - Downtown Phoenix Public Market: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting After - Owners of Lee Lee International Supermarket Talk History, Journey, Future in New Video - My Mini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Going Dutch: One Girl's Quest to Find the Food of Her Homeland -- in Phoenix

    See also: Russian Memories at Golden Valley Meet Diderique Konig, Chow Bella's fall intern. She hails from The Netherlands -- and she's hungry. Please share your suggestions in the comments section. In Arizona, there is a restaurant to please just about every palate. Mexican restaurants are a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Big New Asian Supermarket Opens In Glendale

    Glendale is now home to a supermarket called LF Market Oriental & Seafood. As the name implies, LF Market specializes in ethnic food of the Asian persuasion. While we haven't been able to get out to its distant north Valley location, it certainly sounds promising. Even if it doesn't have quite the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Ten Favorite International Markets in Phoenix

    When you're roaming the aisles of your local chain supermarket, it's not always easy to find exactly what you're looking for -- especially if that something happens to be purple yams, Asian stink fruit, Russian black bread, or Turkish coffee beans. Unless you consider 45 ft. of chips and soda inte ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Owners of Lee Lee International Supermarket Talk History, Journey, Future in New Video

    Who doesn't love walking the aisles of a Lee Lee International Supermarket? With locations in Peoria, Chandler, and Tucson, it's the "Small World After All" of grocery stores, with scads of everything Asian -- from jackfruit, Korean daikon, and six different kinds of choy -- to Caribbean, African, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Chicharrones de Harina, a Classic Mexican Street Treat

    Erica O'Neil Chicharrones de harina, before and after. Ready to be tossed in lime and hot sauce. ​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Spicy Pig Ears from China Magic Noodle House

    Erica O'Neil A pile of wafer-thin spicy pig ears, with bits of skin, meat, and cartilage from the China Magic Noodle House.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Lunch Under $10 at China Magic Noodle House

    Each plate of noodles is hand-pulled to order.​A few doors down from Lee Lee's Market on the northeast corner of Warner and Dobson in Chandler, the China Magic Noodle House pulls and boils your noodle dishes to order for under $10. The dining room is decorated with modern furnishings and there is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Sushi 101: The Virgin Gets Burned by Sticky Rice

    Uh-oh. That is not soy sauce.​Most American restaurant foods are easy to replicate at home: grilled cheese, burgers, the classic BLT. Japanese and hybrid-Asian foods are another matter. It might seem simple to toss together some rice, crab, seaweed and avocado to make a basic Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Crispy Pig Tails: Pork Tail Meat from Big Earl's BBQ

    Flickr- TheGiantVermin Tap your inner carnivore, like this guy here, with crispy fried pig tails.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Annatto Powder, Achiote Paste, and Neon Red Pollo Supremo

    Erica O'NeilBright red chicken and carne asada-- The Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the vall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Lamb kidneys: Steak and Kidney Pie from George and Dragon Pub

    Erica O'Neil Steak and lamb kidney pie served up by George and Dragon Pub.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    What is Asafetida and Where Can I Find It?

    Carol Blonder Asafetida​I have a recipe that calls for asafetida. What is it and where can I find it? Asafetida (also asafoedita) is a spice associated with cuisines of the southern and western regions of India. The pungent spice packs a strong (to some offensive) odor, smelling like an on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Omasum Salad: Tripe from Phoenix Palace

    Erica O'Neil Omasum (beef stomach) salad from Phoenix Palace. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that don't make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Pig's Blood Soup from Com Tam Thuan Kieu

    Erica O'Neil The offal-ly named pig blood soup at Com Tam Thuan Kieu. ​Despite what the supermarket aisles may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    34: Garlic Shrimp at Hope Kee

    ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments secti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    36: Beef Fried Noodles at China Magic Noodle House

    ​Hungry yet?We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular orderLeave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section.Visit o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    Table for Six: Meetup's Culinary Cupid

    Claire Lawton​Kathy "Meetup" collects things in sixes: Chinese serving spoons, typewriter-key wine charms, aqua dessert bowls. As a natural hostess, she gathers these often-unrelated, yet always-entertaining details with a certain sort of dinner party in mind. She created Table for Six a year ago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Genmaicha to Combat the Food Coma

    ​I drink more tea than I want to admit -- I must horde at least a dozen different kinds at any given time. Lately genmaicha is my fixation. I bought this particular Ito-En brand "Oishii O-Cha" at Lee Lee, where you'll find genmaicha from several different makers.

  • Dining

    September 24, 2009
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    September 21, 2006

    Royal Feast

    Dim sum of its parts

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Killing Me Softly

    A person's got to eat

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Sweet Relief

    From Avocado to Zestini, the coolest icy ingestibles in town

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST DIM SUM

    C-Fu Gourmet

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Asian Market

    Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Place To Tour The Orient

    Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket

  • Dining

    June 28, 2001

    War-Winning Cuisine

    Peruanitos serves up South American cuisine like llama used to make

  • Dining

    August 26, 1999
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