The Houston Chronicle has a first-look at popular “Top Chef” and James Beard award-winning chef Paul Qui’s new restaurant in Houston.
Aqui aims to fuse Filipino fare with other Southwestern Asian influences, but Qui confesses: “My secret hope is that it’s really more of a Filipino restaurant.”
A section of the menu features “Perfect Bites” (small tastes from $2.50–$12), a hot entrees, rice and noodle dishes and desserts.
Intriguing dishes include tuna Kinilaw, which has coconut, hearts of palm, jack fruit, coconut vinegar and coconut milk, and dinuguan, a stew of pig’s blood.
The new restaurant is located at 520 Westheimer Road.