Chefs' Favorite Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.
Chef and co-owner Justin Yu of Houston’s Oxheart loves heading here for authentic Chinese food whenever he’s on the city’s Chinatown “strip.” Oddly enough, “It’s actually not a Shanghainese restaurant,” he says. “It’s a Cantonese restaurant where the family never bothered to change the name when they bought the business. It’s really great for traditional Cantonese food: Ong choy with shrimp paste, dry stir-fried beef chow fun, fried rice with salted fish, and they have the most amazing salt-toasted spareribs. Each piece is super-crunchy, juicy, with little bits of umami speckled throughout.” 9116 Bellaire Blvd.; (713) 988-7288