Lunch is becoming our restaurant meal due to a certain new puppy. Chinois seemed a good option. The lunch menu is not as extensive as the dinner menu, the prices are lower for the classics i.e. the duck but that is also reflected in a seemingly smaller portion size.
Tuna tartar on won ton crisps with a ponzu sesame sauce and a red chili sauce with a Maui onion, radish and pea shoot salad. The tartar was delicious, but Chinois seems to over plate their dishes with a lot of “greens” and “salad.”
Warm Deep-fried Oysters with Cucumber Sauce and Salmon Pearls – a great dish – again notice all the “greens.”
Barbecued Pork Ribs with sweet and sour Teriyaki Sauce and hot mustard sauce in a Chinese spoon – I haven’t had old-fashioned ribs in years (I think the last time was a Westside favorite – Madame Wu’s). The ribs were perfect.
Peking Duck with Plum Sauce – At dinner this is served with a Bao. At lunch they serve it with crepes.
The duck and bao at dinner
Duck Fried Rice
All in all an excellent lunch.