1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
Our next meal was supposed to be something fancy schmancy. BHD must think that’s all I like to eat. In fact, most people think that’s all I like to eat. I’m a food blogger, not a strictly 3 star Michelin eater. Yes, I blog about the finer foods in life, but really I will blog about anything delicious and/or special. It just so happens that most food that is delicious and special is $$$$$. Anyways, I said let’s forget about another couple hundred dollar meal and just eat something good. Hugo’s is such a place. BHD takes the out of towners here too.
Standard fare, but still delicious.
Lechón braised tender suckling pig, crisp skin, habanero salsa, tortillas
I was pretty amazed by this dish. The pork was sooo tender and perfectly marinated. The crispy skin provided great textural contrast. The presentation in the banana leaf was beautiful.
BHD recommended this as another winner winner. The octopus was both tender and crispy and charred. Somehow though, the texture is what made it hard to really love. It was too tender for my liking.
I was pretty stuffed by the time the entrees rolled around. The scallops were well seared and caramelized. The true star of this show was actually the cornbread. One of the best cornbreads I’ve had. I loved how it was flat, dense, and crisped up like a polenta cake. The sweetness balanced out the savory umaminess of the scallops. Yums!
Is there a tastier seafood than scallops? Oh yes, there is. Prawns! Well maybe these were more like shrimp, but still it was perfectly cooked, seasoned, and balanced. The nopales salad was the most unique aspect of the dish. It’s not something I’ve eaten often, but I quite liked the brightness and acid it brought. Textural some might find it weird. It’s not as slimy as okra, but it’s different like that. Another well deserved Yums! here.
Crispy, crunchy, sweet. I loved the juxtaposition of chilly ice cream and hot chocolate. It was fun combining all 3 components into one bite. Yums!
9 – Awesome!
7 – Good
4 – Not bad