Austin - Din Ho Chinese BBQ
It’s Austin, Texas so you know we’ve got to combine our love for Chinese food with a Texas classic: BBQ. With authentic dishes and ones with a Texas-twist, there’s something for everyone. Lobster fried rice anyone?
Denver - Flower Pepper Restaurant
We love this eatery based on their name alone but their fantastic and creative use of ginger, scallions and soy to make their food truly fantastic doesn’t hurt either. Our recommendation? The sweet potato glass noodles. Hey, don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em.
Fort Worth - Cannon Chinese Kitchen
This spot is one of our favorites for their delicious Chinese cuisine prepared with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. Plus the warm ambiance of the restaurant makes it feel more like a friend’s welcoming kitchen than a dining establishment.
Memphis - Mulan
Memphis has a criminally underrated Chinese food scene and we find Mulan tops our list. We love their seafood miso soup and fried pork wontons. They’ve also got a killer cocktail menu.
Miami - No Name Chinese
Trendy and exceptionally popular with resident Miami-ians, we don’t recommend showing up to No Name with reservations. But we promise, all the buzz and business is warranted. Their kung pao chicken kicks you-know-what and their angry dumpling are absolute perfection.
Nashville - Tansuo
Tansuo is regarded as a hidden gem in Nashville with their inventive contemporary cuisine and cool ambiance. This place is equally great for date night or girls night out. Make sure the check out their daily specials like Wonton Wednesday and Dim Sum Mondays.
New Orleans - Ming’s
One of our favorite things about Ming’s is how it’s decor perfectly incorporates New Orleans culture. With an open and airy feel and outdoor seating, Ming’s creates a relaxing and fun dining experience. Be sure to check out their $5 Mai Tais and crawfish velvet (the chef’s personal riff on shrimp with lobster sauce.)
Philadelphia - Nom Wah Philadelphia
This NYC favorite has opened up a much anticipated Philly location and you don’t want to miss out. Munch on handmade dumplings that have been perfectly steamed while enjoying a variety of beverage selections from their well-stocked bar.
San Antonio - Golden Wok
Anyone daring enough to try stewed chicken feet? They’re good we promise. And even if your a less adventurous eater, there’s still plenty of excellent dishes available at Golden Wok. Be sure to check out their fantastic and vast dim sum collection.
San Diego - Tasty Pot
For a city as vibrant as San Diego, we’ve got to call attention to a truly superb hot pot spot (try saying that three times fast.) Tasty Pot features skewered meets ready to be consumed and a truly remarkable spicy dish: the Taiwanese Supreme with mala broth and cuttlefish.
Seattle - Qian Noodle
It wasn’t easy to choose a favorite spot in Seattle given that there are a plethora of fantastic offerings, but Qian Noodle does take the top prize in our book. Their recipes come from the Guizhou province which means you can find interesting dishes like lamb soup. Be sure to try their specialty: sour soup.
Washington, D.C. - Big Wang’s
Don’t knock this place just because of their name! This Szechuan-style hot spot features 40+ proteins and veggies that can be combined into your ideal bowl. Don’t forget the chili oil.