Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dim Sum in Chinatown

Today Donna and I had lunch at one of "celebrity chef" Tony Hu's many successful Chinese restaurants--LAO YOU JU.  Hu is a very visible and prominent figure in the Chinese-American community in Chicago.  A couple of his restaurants including Lao Sze Chuan are Michelin-recommended, having received Bib Gourmands.

We ordered plain crepe for her toddler son to enjoy and beef crepe for us adults.  The crepe tastes like the wide noodles used in the popular Thai dish pad see ew.  We also ordered steamed beef cilantro meatballs, broccoli, dried scallop & ginkgo congee (not pictured), and egg custard yolk buns.  For those of you who are not fans of dim sum, they have a separate menu with more traditional dishes you would expect to see at a Chinese restaurant.

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