Since living in China for a little over a year, I feel I have become quietly seasoned of dim sum and, thankfully, my kids tend to happily agree with the bite-sized style of the Chinese cuisine. It makes me very happy (and proud!) of them!
Luckily, I was able to book a reservation for the three of us at Li Xuan Chinese Restaurant during our stay at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chengdu this past week–be sure to read about our stay
The decor of the restaurant is of what you would expect of a five-star luxury hotel, very elegant and inspired by the traditions of China: white tablecloths throughout and a stunning fine bona china set of antique plates embellished in gold seating on top of each table. Excellent taste and atmosphere!
The restaurant offers an extensive variety of dim sum dishes (over 70 kinds) but, since I was visiting with my children, I opted for something I knew they would appreciate and enjoy such as Sichuan Style Spiced Boneless Chicken (I kindly asked the waiter for a mild version), Crispy Roasted Pork Belly (absolutely marvelous and tasty!), Steamed Pork Dumplings (always a winner), Baby Bok Choy (my all-time favorite), Pan-Fried Rice (the kid’s favorite), Dan Dan Noodle (well-done), Steamed Wontons (family’s favorite), and Pork Buns (an utter treat), all while making sure our tea cup was being refilled, of course!
While the restaurant was fairly busy during lunch, we never felt left for long and appreciated this aspect of the service – especially when there are kids involved. The quality of the ingredients, service, and atmosphere was lovely and I would highly recommend a visit to the restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel if you’re visiting Chengdu.