At Miu's Cuisine in Tempe, you'll find familiar and not-so-familiar dishes from the Sichuan province in southwestern China, in abundance -- but not in the often goopy, generic way you may have had them in the past.
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Remember the giant shitstorm early last summer, when Pavle Milic of FnB innocently asked his Facebook buds which restaurant he should take his mom to for great fried rice? You'd have thought Western Civilization depended on the answer, as people stridently defended their positions on New York-style ... More >>
March may already be in our rearview mirrors, but the 10 best dishes I ate last month are still very much on my mind.
6 Phoenix Food Trucks, Rated and 10 Best Things I Ate in January
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When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
Everyone knows there are a few hot spots for good Chinese in the Valley, but we know a secret. It's kind of shocking walking into Little Szechuan time and time again to an empty room. Somehow having great prices, authentic eats and an ideal location just isn't enough to pack the house.
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It's being reported that a 26-year-old man in China, with no previous history of gastrointestinal problems, checked into a hospital after eating a hot pot that supposedly burned a hole in his stomach lining. The problem with that story is that it's been shown that the consumption of spicy foods isn' ... More >>
There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to learn to cook more than scrambled eggs and frozen pizzas. For those of us who grew up in homes that relied on take-out and frozen foods, this can be a particularly hard transition. But fret not, there are plenty of places where you too can lear ... More >>
As a food writer, I'm required to describe or categorize the food served at restaurants so that readers know what to expect and whether or not they want to go. Sounds easy enough, right? Especially since most of the time, chef-owners or their PR teams do the heavy lifting for me.
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Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
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When do you know you've made the Big Time? For most people, appearing in a national publication would be a pretty good litmus test.
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This is part two of my interview with Johnny Chu, chef-owner of SoChu House Neo Asian Martini Bar. If you missed part one of the interview with Johnny Chu, read it here.
Is your cooking more influenced by one Asian cuisine another, or is it a true melting po ... More >>
Peking duck (sans head) for Christmas dinner? Check out our list of places to get your fix.
Peking duck, the holiday classic from "A Christmas Story."Nothing beats kvetching about holiday commercialism over a plate of orange chicken and fried rice. To honor this grand ... More >>
Both the Orient Express cocktail and the Korean Short Ribs looked beautiful, but the short ribs' consistency left us wanting.
The Spot: Jimmy Woo's Sushi & Asian Bistro, 4233 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, (480) 945-4669. jimmywoos.com
The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. daily
The Details: The ... More >>
Looking for a place to eat on your way to (or from) Sky Harbor that won't break the bank, that'll won't throw off your schedule, and that isn't a fast-food joint?Join the crowd. I've gotten more requests for suggestions on this front than just about any other restaurant-related question, and I'm hap ... More >>
Sometimes you find an appetizer so good it passes for the main event -- and these days (time-crunched, wallet-crashed) that can be a very good thing.
Such are the Boiled Won Tons at China Chili near downtown Phoenix. Served in a big bowl, the soup features ten pork dumplings ... More >>