1917 Hoover Court (next to Green Valley Drugs)
The Chen family, who came to Birmingham from Taiwan 24 years ago, previously operated the Red Pearl restaurant, reports Bob Carlton in the Birmingham News' City Scene. Some of the most popular dishes include braised pork meatball, smoked duck, salted crispy whole shrimp, shredded chicken with cilantro, sizzling beef, and spare ribs wrapped in lotos leaf. Chowhounds were largely happy. "This is not your typical Chinese menu. No Moo Goo Gai Pan and electric-red sweet-and-sour dishes (although there are kung pao chicken and sesame chicken). Instead think Basil Squid, Ginger and Onion Crab, Spare ribs wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Braised Beef Belly in hot pot," wrote one.
Read our review here.