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.