Japanese comfort food, Argentinian empanadas and European specialties

This week on Texas Eats, David Elder visits Li’s Restaurant, an authentic Sichuan-style Chinese restaurant in San Antonio that serves noodle bowls and super-spicy dishes. He chats with owner Kai Li about Chinese culture and the inspiration behind his recipes.

Next, David takes us to Helotes and tastes Japanese comfort food at Hoka Hoka Fuku. He enjoys having dinner with the owner and tasting katsu and ramen.

Next, David takes a culinary tour through Europe at the Europa restaurant and bar in San Antonio. Europa specializes in dishes from all over the European continent and delivers them all!

Next, head to the West Side to sample Argentinian empanadas at Fat Tummy Empanadas. David tastes various sweet and savory baked empanadas with owner Norah Saleh and explains why she and her husband decided to open a restaurant.

Next, David heads to the Pearl District to check out a San Antonio staple, Josephine Street. David pairs steaks and whiskey with a gigantic platter of homemade breaded onion rings.

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After that, David heads to a local San Antonio favorite – Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill for loaded nachos and gigantic burgers!

Finally, David wraps things up at an iconic pizzeria serving three distinct pizza styles at Trilogy Pizza Bistro.

Featured restaurants this week:

LI’S RESTAURANT – 20330 Huebner Rd Ste106, San Antonio, TX 78258
LI’S RESTAURANT in San Antonio. (KSAT)
Hoka Hoka Fuku – 11842 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023
Hoka Hoka Fuku in Helotes. (KSAT)
Europa Restaurant & Bar – 8811 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240
Europa Restaurant and Bar in San Antonio. (KSAT)
Fat Tummy Empanadas – 2922 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Fat Tummy Empanadas in San Antonio. (KSAT)
Josephine Street – 400 E Josephine St, San Antonio, TX 78215
Josephine Street in San Antonio. (KSAT)
Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill – 11888 Starcrest Dr #101, San Antonio, TX 78247
Charlie Brown’s restaurant in San Antonio. (KSAT)
Trilogy Pizza Bistro – 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy #113, San Antonio, TX 78258
Trilogy Pizza in San Antonio. (KSAT)

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