Go behind the inspiration and watch Executive Chef Austin Simmons’ new video on how he created our signature dish: the Korean Butter Poached Crab on a Kimchi Pancake.
Korean kimchi (vegetarian and fermented in-house) and butter poached jumbo lump crab meat – what’s not to love about our signature dish at TRIS? Executive Chef Austin Simmons now shares his inspiration for this special dish, which has been on our menu ever since we (re)opened TRIS.
“…reimagined for the 21st century”
Houston Chronicle’s Alison Cook placed our Korean Butter Poached Crab and Kimchi Pancake on her ’10 standout dishes’ article prior to releasing her annual Top 100 Restaurants list in 2018.
“I laughed in delight when I realized what chef Austin Simmons had accomplished with his lush, provocative kimchi pancake at Tris, the rechristened and freshly remodeled edition of his Woodlands staple Hubbell & Hudson Bistro. With its cargo of dewy lump crabmeat and its gloss of kimchi beurre blanc, it tasted like a crab cake reimagined for the 21st century. The house-fermented kimchi contributed just the right edge.”
Shout out to our friends at Nebular Films!
When we needed to showcase our signature dish and take you behind the scenes to tell you the complete story, The Woodlands-based Nebular Films came to the rescue! Not only they were local and helpful, Nebular Films did an outstanding job portraying how delicious our Korean Butter Poached Kimchi Crab is!