A wok's high sides prevent contents from slipping into the fire, making it the only way to cook a heaping pile of vegetables or a handful of magic jumping beans. Simmer down and eat up with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Asian fare at Le Chine Wok in Bel Air.
Le Chine Wok sizzles up an MSG-free spread crowded with spicy Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes. Fresh and natural ingredients pepper the menu, turning taste bud against taste bud in intense palatal debates between sea-centric plates such as the candied walnut shrimp or spicy soft-shell crab with serrano peppers ($15.95 each). Dishes, such as the basil eggplant chicken ($12.95), send sweet aromas drifting through the dining room, and the boneless smoked duck is prepared over burning tea green-tea leaves to absorb complex flavors and fortune-telling abilities ($16.95).
Snuggled deep in Bel Air's rolling hills, Le Chine Wok's al fresco dining area is surrounded by outstanding views and gourmet breezes. Inside, mint-green walls cleanse eye palates, allowing peepers to fully focus on artfully prepared dishes, calligraphic wall art, and cloth napkins folded into working ham radios.
2958 Beverly Glen Circle
Los Angeles, California 90077