Authentic asian food in the STL area

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(Update 01-15-2024) I just realized I have another earlier blog post – Asian Restaurant Near O-Fallon MO Area.

(Original) You got to eat. I mean we can eat at the Panda Express for Chinese food once a while, but not everyday. Here is some of the places we go these days and I will put a quick one line or 2 comments. In Alphabetical order.

Cate Zone: I like their 地三鲜 (this is a very traditional northeastern China dish, made of potato etc)

CM Chicken & Ssong’s Hotdogs: 12927 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (by fee fee road).

Corner 17: probably the most popular place in St. Louis in terms of Chinese food. The waiting time is too long. My girls will order bubba tea here (and I don’t like their boba tea btw, it has too much/strong edible essence). I did quite a bit takeout during pandemic, and sometimes the kids eat at the parking lot near that place.

Drunken Fish: they have been in the STL area for a while. They have two locations: central west end and the west port. It’s a bit interesting I only visited there today Mother’s Day 2023 (05-14-2023) at the west port location (which is closer to where we live). Their portion is generous and I suggest don’t order too much 🙂

Dumplings and Tea: my wife went there the other day with her boss. She said it’s pretty good. I still need to check it out. At Chesterfield.

Fire Chicken (Seamless, Facebook): fairly new Korean food place. Near where I live.

The Foundry Bakery: I just heard from an Indian friend that their Naisu Milk Bun 奶酥面包 is fantastic.

Joo Joo Korean Restaurant and Karaoke: I like their food a lot, from the seafood pancake to the soups (beef, rib etc.). Visited them twice recently (July 2023). Note there are a few nearby places of interest: Spoonful (don’t bring their drinks into Joo Joo), CM Wing and hotdogs (I heard they are Korean style food from Chicago). I am interested in the latter (the wing and hotdog).

Midtown Sushi and Ramen: my girls are ramen fans. They have the best ramen in St. Louis, I think. Please note the hour (they close between 3 and 5 pm, and also they close on Monday).

Nudo: I am okay with their noodle. But my wife doesn’t 🙁

SenThaiBistro: downtown STL, a friend went there, and the ramen looks good on the WeChat photo.

Sharesweet (GrubHub): this is my wife’s favorite place. Note they only do boba tea and desserts on regular days/time, and they take orders for specials (food) and one can pick up on Saturday (the preferred payment is cash for that).

*Sides of Seoul: my favorite Korea food place now 🙂 Note they only take phone calls. I go there and pickup because I live nearby.

St. Louis bubble tea (Olive road): we all like their pork chop rice and noodles. We have been to this place since Serenity was very little.

STL Soup Dumplings (and its sister store Tiger Soup Dumplings at South County): both are good. New places, and the soup dumplings are tasty. Note don’t burn your tongue with the soup 🙂

ThaiSawadee: at Chesterfield, been there quite a few times over the years. Yummy noodle soup but be careful don’t burn your tongue.

Tai’ke: again my wife doesn’t like them very much probably because some of their food is too greasy or spicy. But I still like them (I eat Panda Express once a while too :-). Kids have their favorites there too. We still need to try their Shabu Shabu in the restaurant.

Urban Kitchen by ShareSweet: we went there the 1st time yesterday on 04-20-2024. My wife and kids liked it. We ordered the chicken hotpot, the pork rib (a touch of spiciness), the pork/Chinese veggie stir-fried noodles, and cucumber. My kids finished off the leftovers during today’s lunch. Will definitely go back 🙂

Wonton King (Google, Yelp, Website): Cantonese food. Been there for a while: probably 20 years. Address: 8116 Olive Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63130-2023 || I decided to go back recently for 皮蛋瘦肉粥 Century Egg and Pork Congee.

WuDon BBQ: Korean BBQ restaurant at Fee Fee and Olive. Address: 1261 Castillons Arcade Plz, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Here is the introduction on YouTube. Facebook page. Yelp page. We went there today 04-30-2023 (2 adults, 2 kids). We ordered Beef Bulgogi and Chicken Bulgogi, as well as boneless rib beef. They serve small side Korean dishes, such as broccoli, kimchi and fish cake. They also served soup and pancake. The bill is about $90 before tips.

Please note: Corner 17, Wonton King and Cate Zone are also the No 1, 2 and 3 on the best Chinese restaurant per tripAdvisor (this is the complete list).

Last but not least, regarding rating, here is some truth that went viral last year – Use the ‘3.5-star rule’ to find the most ‘authentic’ Chinese food, says viral TikTok

*I am not taking any kickbacks from the mentioned restaurant, other than once the Sides of Seoul did give me a Korea snacks/deserts on Thanksgiving. 🙂

Btw, found my 18 year old post here: Major’s list in 2005 🙂

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