Tan Tan is located in a crime-ridden area of Houston, so although I highly recommend this restaurant, I urge you to take precautions and go in the day time.We bought a bunch of food to bring back to Austin so I can enjoy some Chao Zhou (Southeast China) food before flying off to Northeast China.
I didn't appreciate this restaurant until this revisit. I always thought that this was just a joint that serves up late night nosh for Chinatown clubbers rather than a respectable culinary establishment. It saddens me to think that it took me 7 years to realize Tan Tan's excellence. It's even more discouraging to face the fact that there isn't a Chinese restaurant of this caliber in Austin.
If you're new to the Chinatown in Houston, definitely begin your food adventures here.
...A big fat dungeness crab!!!!