We slid into our red-and-black booth, skeptical of finding tasty Chinese food in a Tex-Deutsch town. And so we ordered old standbys like General Tso’s, sesame beef, and Singapore noodles. The General featured large chunks of tender chicken, and the sesame beef was flavorful and not overwhelmed by sauce. The…
A pan-Asian spot in King William with a great bar and sidewalk tables.
Peking duck and fixings offered in this vast, busy restaurant.
Szechuan flavors are bold at Los Angeles import Chengdu Taste.
Without meaning to, exactly, we walked into China Star on Chinese New Year and were greeted with a full house. A party was rolling in one corner, the families clearly entertaining themselves with plates piled high with buffet food and an ample supply of raffle tickets. As you might expect,…
For a changeup to the usual weekend brunch, we stopped in at this longtime Austin establishment for dim sum. Once you’re seated in the spacious dining room, adorned with bright paper lanterns, an array of friendly servers descends with bright red carts housing steamer baskets and plates filled with all…
Dim sum day and night.
With a spate of new Chinese restaurants in town, this Heights newcomer from well-known Houstonian Mary Li rates among the most attractive. It boasts pristine white walls with dramatic large black silhouettes (one a dragon), a long bar at front serving craft cocktails, and a welcoming back patio. And the…
The price is right for tasty Bejing-inspired dishes at this casual dumpling and noodle house.
The Med Center area now has a draw for top-flight Chinese fare.
The art of throwing noodles is alive and well in Richardson.
Richardson's biggest and best selection of dim sum.
Little Lin has caught on fast, with a thoughtful menu of flavorful dishes and abundant dim sum offerings.
A nice touch was the complimentary bowl of hot and sour soup with pork and fried wontons for added crunch. And the pan seared scallion pancake we ordered was a delightful appetizer. Looking for all the world like birds’ nests were the pan-fried crispy noodles, Hong Kong style, filled with…
Trendy haunt in Montrose drawing chile heads for tongue-tingling dishes.
One block off the Bellaire bustle, this Chinatown newbie has quickly won a following. Sultry interiors with industrial lighting and nostalgic Chinese graphics set the stage for an exceptional meal of Cantonese fare with pan-Asian influences. At lunch, the space was full of Asian ladies who lunch and smaller parties…
Noodles galore from a black-and-red boxcar.
Patience is rewarded at this no-nonsense Chinese restaurant.
Handy spot for dim sum at the edge of downtown.
Inner-city fans of fiery Szechuan peppers can forgo the freeway foray out Bellaire Boulevard. In the heart of Montrose (on Fairview, no less), sisters Yunan Yang and Lily Luo are dishing up authentic, lip-tingling fare from organic ingredients. Go early, hunt for a parking spot, then dive into a bowl…
Friendly staff, fresh ingredients, and careful preparation mark this Houston favorite.
This is serious Sichuan.
This low-key East Austin spot brings a fresh approach to home-style Taiwanese cooking
Born as a food truck, this bright spot serves clean, classic Chinese.
Chinese classics and dumplings galore in West University.
The dumplings are divine.
The crowds have been streaming in ever since the folks behind Swift’s Attic opened this Chinese eatery. Make a reservation, even on a quiet night, to avoid being shuttled to the empty bar by the young and a little unseasoned staff. The food’s traditional interpretation is surprising, given the subtle…
Attracting foodies for more than a decade with authentic Chinese cuisine.