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Baoding Restaurant Review: Historic Baoding in northeastern China is Charlotte's sister city. To honor that relationship, its name has graced this popular Southpark restaurant since 1993. The warm atmosphere is derived from ample booth seating, deep purple walls and gold silk canopies. The cooking adheres to a classic Chinese-American repertoire, although the kitchen has been known to adapt, adjust and re-create authentic dishes customers have requested. Veggie steamers with a choice of chicken, shrimp or scallops make a nice --- and healthful --- lunch or dinner, while dinner selections, such as salt-and-pepper shrimp and tangerine beef, are among Baoding’s more serious offerings. Vegetable-focused plates are plentiful and will keep vegetarians smiling. Refreshing pineapple sorbet might make the best meal-ender. While most wines are American, consider pairing the New Zealand Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc with a seafood or chicken dish if it isn’t too spicy; otherwise, the Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling should get the nod. Craft beers, numerous Asian brews, and quite a few wines by the glass are available, too.