Like running, swimming, and wrestling the plastic wrapper from the clutches of a frozen dinner, woks and their contents can make you break a sweat. Exercise your mouth muscles with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Chinese fare and drinks at Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn. Today’s deal is not valid for the restaurant’s buffet.
Owned and operated by a local family of gourmands, Beijing enchants palates with an authentic Chinese menu ripe with fresh ingredients. Tongues trill at the sight of sichuan fish, which buzzes with the flavors of ginger and hot chili sauce ($11.95). Tropical beef lounges on a summery chaise of sautéed tomatoes and pineapples ($6.95 for a small, $9.95 for a large), and general tso’s sweet and spicy shrimp preemptively preps plates for winter holidays with its red and green bell peppers ($12.95). Vegetarian options such as homestyle bean curd sizzle with savory preparations of tofu and veggies ($8.45), and shredded mu shu pork practices fire safety by stopping, dropping, and rolling in a pancake doused in flame-retardant plum sauce ($6.50 for a small, $9.50 for a large).
404 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137