Our My Top 5 series showcases Houstonians who are creating the city’s culture and community and asks them to share their own local favorites. This week we’re delighted to feature Le Chau, general manager of Tobiuo Sushi Bar in Katy.
My Top 5 Things to Do in Houston
by Le Chau
- The Concerts – I love that artists from around the world travel to Houston to perform, from country to K- Pop. I recently went to the Jay-Z and Beyoncé “On the Run” tour at NRG Park. They are one of the best duos ever. The videography and the attention to detail they put into the production was incredible, and it’s great to have an excellent musical presence in our own backyard.
- The Sports – Go ‘stros. I love going to Astros games at Minute Maid Park to cheer on the home team while enjoying a good ol’ ballpark frank or pile of nachos. Take, take, take me out to the ball game.
- The Food – Since Houston is a melting pot of people, the food follows suit. I feel fortunate to have an opportunity to taste so many cuisines in one city. Just a few favorites include: Ethiopian at Lucy, authentic Chinese in Bellaire (love the flavors and Szechuan peppers in the poached filet in hot chili oil at Central China), Portuguese tapas at Oporto Fooding House, especially the wood-grilled octopus with salsa verde, and South African dishes at Peli Peli—order the pork ribeye with Madagascar peppercorn sauce, the flaky-crusted bobotie (a curried pot pie) and the biltong board, a sampler of cured beef.
- The Plays, Musicals, and Shows – Houston has Broadway productions, the world-class Houston Ballet, and of course the Houston Symphony. Chicago, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, and Kevin Hart here I come.
- The People – I love the people here. With the natural disasters that have happened in Houston, like Hurricane Harvey, what I’ve learned is there is always someone here to lend a helping hand. Houstonians are always aiding others in times of need. We have countless organizations in Houston that give back to the community. At Tobiuo, we felt so fortunate to be a part of Houston Restaurant Weeks to benefit the Houston Food Bank, as well as Hope Impacts, an organization that provides help to Katy’s homeless community.
About Le Chau
A native Houstonian, Le Chau knows a thing or two about making the most of the Bayou City. Chau got his first job bussing tables at the age of 15 so he could save up for a car. He realized quickly that hospitality was more than just a job. Today, Le is the general manager of Tobiuo Sushi Bar and has twenty years of experience in Houston’s restaurant industry, and a resume that includes bartending at RA Sushi, running FOH operations as a manager at both Roka Akor and Oporto Midtown.