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Roadfood with Misha Collins | Houston, TX: Episode 1 | Viet-Cajun Crawfish

Vietnamese food is the top in Houston, TX:

During our episode in Houston, TX, Misha gets a personal tutorial on how to eat pho and viet-cajun crawfish from the true experts.  Although it may not be the first place you think of to get some of the best Vietnamese food in the country, Houston, TX is it. The vibrant area called Little Saigon is one of the largest Vietnamese communities in the United States.  In turn, their Vietnamese restaurants, such as Pho Dien, a traditional Vietnamese restaurant, as well as evolving flavors in restaurants such as Xin Chao are off the charts delicious.  

Visiting Little Saigon:

In this episode Misha talks with Lê Hoàng Nguyên, visits the area of Little Saigon and discusses his experience of being an activist in the community.  They connect on their shared experiences and how their values and similarities match up together.  Along their visit they stroll through a beautiful temple and meet up with a Buddhist monk there.  He surprisingly shows them into the temple and guides them through a meditation.  

Meeting up with food writer, Mai Pham:

Mai Pham, a travel and food writer based in Houston, also connects with Misha.  They tour the area and find traditional foods such as banh cuon, paper-thin rice rolls at Thien Thanh.  Mai shares her unique family story of how they came to Houston during the fall of Saigon.

Trying Viet-Cajun Oysters:

Another restaurant Misha and team visit is Xin Chao, which is a new restaurant run by the winner of Master Chef, Christine Ha.  She shares the story of her journey from a food lover to a internationally known chef.  Here he tried many dishes, but  the Viet-Cajun Oysters were at the top of his list.

Experiencing Viet-Cajun Crawfish:

Finally, Misha goes to Crawfish and Noodles with Chef Trang and learns, with some false starts, how to properly eat a crawfish to get the most out of each bite.  The Viet-Cajun Crawfish at Crawfish and Noodles was an experience Misha and the crew are not likely to forget.

Dishes in this episode

Featured Restaurants and People

Crawfish & Noodles


Thiên Thanh


Xin Chao | Vietnam Gulf Coast Fusion | Houston, Texas


Pho Dien | Looking For The Best Pho In Houston? Eat Here.


Recipes in this Episode

Viet-Cajun Crawfish Recipe | Houston, TX


What do you think of Roadfood with Misha Collins | Houston, TX?

3 Responses to “Roadfood with Misha Collins | Houston, TX”

Ardeth Brodie

April 10th, 2022

I enjoyed it immensely and wish it had had many more episodes.



March 4th, 2022

Great 👍🏼 He is a wonderful person and I love the idea of THIS! Wonderful, and refreshing.



January 21st, 2022

It’s great to see the different foods and also seeing Misha doing what he does best. I invite you to Douglas/Agua Prieta for Authentic Mexican food. Chatitas is the best here in this border town, US side. Big man (Jesus) and Betty are the owners. Tell them Drake sent you. We all love Supernatural too



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