New Reality TV Restaurant
Christine Ha — Houston's own MasterChef winner — has revealed plans to open a restaurant in Houston under the tutelage of veteran restaurateur and show judge Joe Bastianich. The restaurant's menu, exact location and projected opening date are currently being worked out, she told Channel 26's Cleverley Stone in an exclusive interview.
Perhaps Ha is still considering starting a gastropub or an ice cream shop.
To tide you over until the restaurant gets here, try your hand at Ha's teriyaki chicken & pineapple skewers or her mother's egg roll recipe, both featured in her new cookbook Recipes from My Home Kitchen.
Between developing a restaurant and touring to promote her cookbook — Ha will be at Brazos Bookstore for a signing June 11 — it's a wonder she has time to sleep. In her cookbook, Ha skillfully blends her Vietnamese heritage with classic American recipes and a personal narrative about the struggles she's faced and overcome as a blind chef.