I'm usually pretty picky about Chinese food since I'm Chinese and had some pretty amazing food while I was living in China and every time I went back to China, so some stuff, I know how they're supposed to taste or rather, not supposed to taste.
I got the Dealathons $19 for $40 worth of food for Lee Chen Asian Bistro (not sure why it says Diner though), the atmosphere is really nice, and clean - quite unlike the usual fare at Chinatown. My friend and I ordered Shanghai soup filled dumplings, pan-fried dumplings, fried doughnut stick, king oyster mushrooms with pea shoots, Taiwan Spicy Beef Noodle Soup, Tang Yuan and two bubble teas.
-The food was really good, it's comparable to Asian Legend, and the soup filled dumplings is way better than Ding Tai Fung, the dumpling's skin is suitably thin and filled with soup - although it's a little bit smaller than the usual but it's ok given the location.
-The fried donut was pretty good, crispy and not too oily, and the soy sauce that came with it - I think it had some ginger and sugar that made it taste so good.
-The king oyster mushrooms with pea shoots is fresh, and the pea shoots is green so it's not overcooked.
-And the noodle soup is very tasty, the noodle chewy, the beef tender.
-Tang Yuan is exactly like the Ningbo Tang Yuan that my dad makes and you can taste that it's freshly made.
-Bubble teas - I heard it's a Taiwan restaurant, so no surprise there that their bubble teas and beef noddle soup is excellent.
Very friendly and attentive service - again, better than Chinatown. The food came out fairly quickly.
Atmosphere: Clean and inviting, the kitchen is open concept so you can see the chefs - which I find is a good thing
Location: Very good since it's downtown.
Price: Since I had the coupon, I find it is a good deal, if however, you don't have a coupon, it is still good given its location in Yorkville.
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