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Imperial Lamian

Imperial Lamian comes out of Jakarta. It’s their first export restaurant and after talking with one of the partners after lunch, it sounds like they have a lot more expansion plans in store. They currently have over 40 successful restaurants in Indonesia so I’m sure there is no stopping them now.

Imperial Lamian uses fresh, high-quality ingredients, their flavors are balanced and it’s clean. When it comes to Chinese food in Chicago and since being back in the Midwest (having previously lived in San Francisco and Seattle and visiting Vegas a lot), I don’t favor any of the Chinese restaurants everyone raves about. I have even learned how to cook Chinese food at home to match the flavors that you can find at even some of the “dive-iest” of the dives in the West coast that they can’t seem to get here. Maybe it’s the hot dog, taco and pizza theory that certain US regions are better than others at certain types of food, but Imperial Lamian is the first place since moving back years ago that I will happily revisit.

Imperial Lamian, 6 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL

Imperial Lamian, 6 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL

Entry at Imperial Lamian

Entry at Imperial Lamian

Bar at Imperial Lamian

Bar at Imperial Lamian

Bar at Imperial Lamian

Mural at Imperial Lamian

Main dining room at Imperial Lamian

Main dining room at Imperial Lamian

Menu at Imperial Lamian

Menu at Imperial Lamian

Menu at Imperial Lamian

Menu at Imperial Lamian

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, pork soup dumplings

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, pork soup dumplings

Crispy Spring Roll, carrots, royal trumpet and wood ear mushrooms

Crispy Spring Roll, carrots, royal trumpet and wood ear mushrooms

Gua Bao, braised pork belly, spinach steamed bun

Gua Bao, braised pork belly, spinach steamed bun

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3 Cups Claypot Chicken, Braised chicken thigh, sesame oil, shaoxing, dark soy, Thai basil

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Minced Pork La Mian hand-pulled noodles, spicy pork broth, black garlic, shiitake and wood ear mushroom

Back room at Imperial Lamian

Mural in the back room at Imperial Lamian

Back room at Imperial Lamian

Back room at Imperial Lamian

Back room at Imperial Lamian

Back room at Imperial Lamian

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Fixtures at Imperial Lamian

Entry at Imperial Lamian

Entry at Imperial Lamian

Entry at Imperial Lamian

Entry at Imperial Lamian

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05/31/16 Imperial Lamian

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Imperial Lamian6 W Hubbard St, Chicago IL | 312 595 9440

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