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Pearl Inn Chinese Restaurant

11815 W. IH 10 (Woodstone Dr.) Send to Phone
210-695-3355 | Menu
Pearl's pink and brass palace is practically discreet by local standards, but certain plates push the envelope.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Pearl Inn Chinese Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Pearl's beigy pink and bogus-plant interior qualifies as one of the city's more downplayed Asian environments---in contrast to the tasseled-lantern types, that is. Starters such as the shredded pork and spicy pickle soup are much more forward than the d├ęcor, and even the chicken lettuce wrap is unique in its assertive seasoning. The menu holds relatively true to tradition, and if a dish such as beef with orange peel could use more chili heat, the ma-paw tofu is supremely satisfying in its silky texture and rich, brown sauce. Peking duck, a pricing anomaly at $35, is an alternative to the standard, roast model, but there is otherwise very little that stands out us unique. Desserts can be dismissed at Pearl (as at most Chinese restaurants)---but do pay attention to the fortune cookies with real fortunes, not cute aphorisms.



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