This is some of the selection from this great place in Chicago’s Chinatown. If you are in my neck of the woods, swing by Lao Beijing Chinese Restaurant. Located in Chinatown Square at 2138 S. Archer Avenue.
I ate with a group of 11 people and our bill turned out to be $139.10 with Tax and gratuity. We had 4 Appetizers and 9 dishes. For appetizers Pan Fried Onion Cakes, Shanghai Style Pork Dumplings, Sticky Rice Balls in a Sweet Sesame Soup, and Lamb Dumplings. No pictures unfortunately, my group devoured that entire selection. As for Entrees we had Shanghai Pan Fried Noodle, Moo Shu Pork Beijing Style, Stir Fried Shredded Duck, Sesame Chicken, Beef with Mushroom, Chicken with Pea Pod, Hunan Lamb and Walnut Shrimp. They also provide a very big bowl of rice and free tea. Everything was cooked perfectly. I ate everything and craved more once we left.
They have a huge menu and I can’t wait to explore what else they have to offer. The servers are attentive and kept all our water glasses full. Our food came out about 5 minutes after ordering. The main highlight of the meal was the Moo Shu Pork Beijing Style. I could probably eat the entire plate (even without the pancakes they provide). I will definitely come to this place. I have eaten in 6 different restaurants in Chicago’s Chinatown and this place has got them beat. Before entering you see the photos of some prestigious guests that have eaten there (i.e. Bill Clinton, Yao Ming, Martin Yan, as well as ABC 7’s Steve Dolinsky) and they have certainly earned their attention. Try this place out and you will not be disappointed.