Agree with all the above! So great to see Sleepy_Dragon (Chef Pat) at the helm of such an awesome menu! I loved the space, open and modern, but with warmth and lovely little touches like fresh flowers in the ladies. My favorite bites were the (crack!) sweet, spicy chilled cucumbers, Shen Jian Bao, Dan Dan Noodles, the delicate Lion's Head Meatballs, the sausages (especially the blood sausage which I don't usually like), but the standout was the Spicy Beef Brisket Noodle soup. Perfectly braised fatty brisket, so soft it would cut with the serving spoon, perfectly cooked thick noodles and a dark, rich broth that I just kept coming back to even though I was full. Can't wait to try the Red Braised Pork Shank which was brought out after we were all too full, and which I was graciously allowed to take home. I'll report back. I'm looking forward to future visits to try out the rest of the menu!
Oh, and I did love my Basil Smash...next time, Carolyn!