Mala Sichuan Bistro opens fourth Houston-area restaurant in Sugar Land
A fourth Houston-area Mala Sichuan Bistro opened in Sugar Land in December. (Courtesy Heng Chen/Mala Sichuan Bistro)
Now is the chance to help your local community succeed. Become a Patron by contributing to Community Impact Newspaper and gain daily insight into what's happening in your own backyard. Thank you for reading and supporting community journalism.
Mala Sichuan Bistro opened its fourth restaurant at 3412 Hwy. 6, Ste. P, Sugar Land, in December after several delays due to natural disasters and the coronavirus pandemic. Owners Cori Xiong and her husband, Heng Chen, have been planning the Sugar Land location since 2017.
“We have a huge clientele base in Sugar Land—there’s been big demand for us to open there,” Xiong said in a press release announcing the opening.
The Chinese restaurant—which is located in the Jusgo Supermarket shopping center—features dishes from the Sichuan province including kung pao chicken, peppercorn chicken and crispy mala beef as well as vegetable plates, soups, fried rice and chow mein.
Mala Sichuan Bistro has three other locations in Bellaire's Chinatown, Montrose and Katy's Asian Town. 832-532-7744. www.malasichuan.com
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.
Keith Luechtefeld spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about some of the short-term and long-term repercussions of the storm as well as some of the reasons why so many homes saw burst pipes during the freezing weather.
“It's been a rough year for us economically; it's been a rough year for us public health wise. It's just been a rough year for us psychologically—first the coronavirus and then the freeze," said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership.