Maybe you thought just Gulf Coast residents ate spicy, peel-and-eat crawfish. But boy were you mistaken.
Check out this Chinatown spot for mouth-burning boiled crawfish and all the fixings. Crawfish & Noodles is exactly what it sounds like―a great juxtaposition of Cajun and Vietnamese dishes. How many menus include fried catfish with Cajun fries and lau de (goat hot pot)? Besides the obvious order of at least a few pounds of crawfish, try the blackened catfish and the cua rang muoi―fresh blue crab stir fry.
Crawfish & Noodles is a bit hidden inside a strip center, but definitely worth the drive out to Bellaire Boulevard for good seafood served in ways you probably haven't had it before.