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Downtown Dumplings

December 05, 2013
Peking Tavern

The lengths that Angeleno foodies will go in hot pursuit of an illustrious pork dumpling – like sitting in endless rush hour traffic in search of San Gabriel Valley’s esteemed Sino fare – never cease to amaze, but it’s a wonder no one thought to bring the happy combination of Chinese food and decent beer a little closer to home until now. Thankfully, there’s no need to load up at the gas station to get to Downtown’s new Peking Tavern, a Chinese gastropub from restaurateurs Andrew Wong and Andrew Chiu, tucked away in a clean and airy basement, and a far cry from your average Chinatown hole-in-the-wall.

Billed as ‘Beijing street food’, their classic menu includes scallion pancakes, beef rolls, pan-fried pork dumplings, and spicy beef shank soup with glass noodles and sauerkraut. Meanwhile, the long bar boasts a wide selection of local craft porters, ales, and ciders on tap, along with a killer cocktail program from Cari Hah, including her own offbeat baijiu-based creations such as the Bloody Mei-Lee made with a house-spiced tomato juice and baijiu mix. Sino craving sated and cocktail in hand, have a peek through the kitchen’s glass panel where you’ll see the chefs skillfully hand-pulling noodles and fashioning neat little dumplings – ganbei!

806 S Spring St / +1 213 988 8308
/ lunch & dinner Mon-Fri, dinner only Sat / pekingtavern.com
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