One of the things that I never got to experience in my childhood was visiting Chinatown in Chicago. To be honest, all you need is a few hours to visit in this area of town and take in some of the amazing culture and food (of course) it has to offer. It is a short cab or water taxi ride to get there. We chose the water taxi as a more scenic way of getting to our final destination.
Our first stop was Ken Kee Restaurant. We chose this one because of the fact that it was extremely busy with the locals.
We ordered the Chef’s suggestion of Beef in Hot Chile Szechuan sauce at $9.95. This dish is not for those who are shy with heat. It was sizzling with spice and had the most tender beef I have had in a very long time. Rated 9/10 MUST HAVE!
We also ordered a delicious treat called the Coffee Tea Mixed with Tapioca Pearls at $2.50. My date was thrilled with the large tapioca pearls that would come shooting through the straw as you sipped the beverage. Besides the fun aspect, the mixed drink was delicious. Best of both worlds. Rated: 8/10
The next restaurant we stopped into was also extremely busy but much larger than Ken Kee, Ming Hin Cuisine. We were seated and given a Dim Sum menu after our 20 minute wait. We ordered their traditional tea (free), Short Ribs in Honey Sauce at $4.50, Rated:7/10, Pan Fried Veggie Pork Buns at $3.50, Rated: 7/10 and for dessert the Mini Sweet Custard Rolls at $2.50, Rated: 7/10.
We would most definitely return to Chinatown to explore and try even more restaurants! I would rate the overall experience 8/10! And take the Water Taxi!!
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