The cooking style and presentation at Hot Wok Cafe provides a casual yet elegant dining experience accented with white tablecloths and a well-appointed and decorated dining room. According to Andrew Shih, chef and owner, those refinements “set a higher standard and an unexpected luxury.” The combination of casual and elegant also extends to the menu, which offers American Chinese-style dishes such as Cashew Chicken and Crab Rangoon, along with authentic dishes such as Salt and Pepper Shrimp, a common dish in China.
Creating a balance of flavors is a Hot Wok Cafe trademark. It’s a technique achieved through the Shih family’s careful refinement of recipes, along with its use of spices and ingredients that yield fresh flavors without compromising traditional tastes.
“All our sauces are homemade and all are a little different than other places,” Andrew said.
Hot Wok Cafe’s menu is extensive and sports a mixture of the traditional with the unique.
For that special occasion, Hot Wok Cafe will prepare traditional Peking Duck, provided that diners give the restaurant a full day’s notice.
Everything is made fresh to order, plated and served, including Sunday brunch. It’s a strategy that ensures each dish will retain its optimum flavor and texture.
With commitment to tradition and taste, it’s easy to see why Hot Wok Cafe won the 2015 Taste of St. Louis’ People’s Choice award for “favorite restaurant in restaurant row.”
Guests at Hot Wok Cafe will find an authentic Chinese dining experience in elegant surroundings with attentive service and affordable prices.
Andrew invites you to come dine at Hot Wok Cafe today.