It sounds exotic and mysterious and delicious. An Indonesia-based company, Imperial Group, is bringing its first United States concept – Imperial Lamian – to Chicago this fall. Opening at 6 W. Hubbard St., Imperial Lamian will offer diners authentic, yet modern, Chinese cuisine in a stylish, warm environment. Unlike most Chinese restaurants in America, the new concept will introduce the traditional Chinese Lamian noodle, along with a variety of other indigenous Chinese cuisines. The focus will be on freshly made food using high-quality ingredients, made by three Master Chefs: Executive Chef Kok Lam Andy Foo helms traditional wok dishes, Executive Dim Sum Chef Lim Kee Tiong creates savory dumplings, and Executive Lamian Chef Wang Jun does freshly pulled noodles.
The design, by Indonesia-based Metaphor Interior Architecture, will provide a warm atmosphere reinforced with a casual, yet elegant décor incorporating prairie and international influence. Imperial Lamian already operates 30 restaurants that feature modern Chinese cuisine.
I can’t wait to try it. No website yet. I’ll keep you posted as things get rolling.