The best part about eating Chinese food is the confidence that comes when more than one billion people tacitly support your culinary decision; the second-best part is that their bakers can see the future. Take advantage of both benefits with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic dim sum, tea, and fare at Lu Lu Seafood in University City.
Lu Lu Seafood's four main chefs hail from different Chinese regions—Sichuan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing—and specialize in the singular cuisines of their respective homelands. Lu Lu focuses its menu on dim sum, a type of cuisine that fills each table’s lazy susan with a parade of small- to medium-sized plates served with a samovar of chinese tea. Against the regal backdrop of a deep red wall adorned with golden dragons, take a tour of authentic Chinese street eats during lunch with two portions of sticky rice wrapped in a lotus leaf ($5.98) or the deep-fried sesame balls with red-bean paste ($3.58). Entrees come in a variety of flavors, including noodles, such as the pork lo mein ($8.98), meats, vegetables, fish, and seafood such as calamari and shrimp that are crusted in Thai-style spices and fried ($12.98).
Lu Lu wheels out its dim sum on a special cart on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. so diners can have a firsthand look and smell of their potential stomach stuffers between sips of chinese plum wine ($5.28/glass) and sniffs of the chrysanthemum tea’s soothing floral aromas ($1.50).
LuLu's Seafood Restaurant
On weekends between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., a cart laden with plated dim sum rolls through LuLu's Seafood Restaurant, delivering handcrafted treats such as pork shu mai or spare ribs in black bean sauce. Patrons can also dine on regional Chinese seafood such as live lobsters with ginger and scallions or hot pots simmering with fresh scallops, washing it all back with cocktails, smoothies, and milk tea laden with pearls of tapioca. The opulent crimson-and-gold eatery also houses private karaoke rooms with bottle service where guests can sing in English, Chinese, or Korean.
8224 Olive Blvd.
University City, Missouri 63132