a query here for dim sum a few weeks ago brought a smart remark from me, to the effect there was no decent Chinese restaurant in the Fort Myers area. Someone then mentioned dim sum at E L Chinese. I live less than 2 miles from there and so I stopped by this afternoon to try lunch. It is Chinese New Year and the place was packed with large groups of Chinese families. Adorable children in pink silk traditional pajamas at one table and at at least 4 generations at two others.
I didn't venture far this trip having General Tsao Chicken and broccoli, I think I was intimidated by all the chinese patrons. The dish was perfectly crisp with juicy chicken and broccoli that was crisp. Nicely hot garlic sauce which I augmented with the hot chili sauce on the table.
I brought home the dim sum menu to study. They don't do a cart but they have a check off menu with74 items that is available from 11:30 to 3 pm. I call that a dim sum brunch, don't you?
A number of items on the menu are baked in Spicy Baked Salt. Anyone ever tried that? Just curious.
I will be back for dinner and for brunch soon. I do recommend this place highly. It is the real deal. Chinese beer and Heineken. The table water tasted filtered...no SW Florida chlorine taste. Shows a place that takes care.
E L Chinese Restaurant
12995 S Cleveland Ave Ste 133, Fort Myers, FL 33907
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