Two-and-a-half years ago, the NW 21st Taiwanese restaurant Ling Garden shuttered after 23 years to make room for a big development. Today it reopens with a brand new modern storefront in the exact same place.
Sumei Cheng, the face of the family business, says Ling Garden will rely on its old family recipe box to re-greet its Alpahabet District neighbors, so get ready for more General Tso’s chicken, moo shu beef, snow pea pork, egg fu yung, King Pow chicken lo mein, popcorn chicken and other Taiwanese street foods.
Cheng says her 40-seat restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner and will serve beer, wine, and an abbreviated specialty cocktail list, as well as a three-course $16.50-dinner option entitling guests to a barbecue crab and pork puff, a cup of soup, and a dinner main with your choice of rice.
Cheng says that, for the first time, her family business will finally be run by not just her generation, but the generations that came before and after, joking that when her 20-year-lease finally runs out, the entire family will be able to retire.
Hours are 11 am to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 9 pm on Sundays.
Ling Garden: 931 NW 21st, 503-227-6052