This is not the place if you are limited to "tourist" Chinese like sweet and sour this or that, chop suey, and moo shu pork. Come here if you want real Cantonese dishes prepared properly the way the Toishan speaking people from Guangdong are accustomed...to. The menu is quite varied with an emphasis on seafood like clams, scallop, baby octopus, smelt, frog legs, conch, prawns, oysters, lobster, crab, jelly fish, fish fillet, and steamed whole fish. But they offer poultry like quail, duck, chicken, and pigeon too. For meat eaters there is a variety of pork, lamb, and beef dishes. Vegetarians will like the snow peas, baby bok choy, on choy, string beans, Chinese spinach, Chinese broccoli, bitter melon, tofu and taro.
My favorites are the beef and bitter melon, on choy in fermented tofu sauce, West Lake or minced beef and egg drop soup, braised beef stew in a clay pot, beef short ribs, steamed ginger scallops, steamed rock fish, and lamb stew in a clay pot.
If you prefer noodles there is a big variety of chow mein or chow fun with beef, chicken or pork. I like the spicy Singapore style rice noodles or the dry version of the beef and bean sprouts flat rice noodle chow fun.
The facility is clean, inviting with seating favoring large groups. They do have some seating for parties of 2 or 4 but you can tell they cater to large family gatherings. The staff is polite, efficient and speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin. The service is quick. Limited parking on the streets. Public parking lot is about two blocks away at South Wentworth and West Cermak Road. Easily accessible by the CTA, Cermak-Chinatown Station on the Red Line. The establishment is located on the north side of West Cermak Road between South Archer and South Wentworth.
Like most Chinese restaurants they do a good business with take out. Prices are modest and they offer small and large plate sizes of nearly all dishes.More