A new downtown restaurant is focused on bringing authentic Chinese food to Bellingham.
Dumpling King Noodle House & Bar opened on April 10 at 1204 Cornwall Ave., focuses on handmade potsticker-style dumplings, as well as soups. Owner Sigeng Chen said he wasn’t sure how much demand there would be for this type of menu, but wanted to provide an alternative to the more typical Americanize Chinese food menu seen in the U.S.
Chen also owns Hawaiian BBQ & Noodle House on 1212 E. Sunset Drive, and has added some of those items to the Dumpling King menu. In the first few weeks of being open, most of the orders are for the dumplings, which include shrimp, pork, beef and vegetable varieties.
Chen said traditionally the dumplings are served without side dishes, but for this restaurant he decided to also offer soup and rice. They also have a macaroni salad that goes with the dinner special.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day until 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It also does orders to go, while delivery is through OrderVikingFood.com. For details, call 360-392-8393 or visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.
NEW STORE COMING TO BELLIS FAIR
Bellis Fair has signed a store that offers something different from the traditional national mall tenant.
Luc and Christelle Fotsing are opening Luchrist later this month in the Macy’s wing. It will offer a variety of clothing and accessories inspired by African fashion, Luc Fotsing said in an email. Along with clothing and accessories like purses, bracelets and necklaces, the store will have some home decor products.
“What makes Luchrist LLC unique is the cultural integration of our designs inspired by the colors, sounds and heritage of the African continent,” Fotsing said. “African local resources, artisanal skills and sustainability are at the forefront.”
The owners plan to have a grand opening on May 27-28, where they will give away some treats.
For information about the business, visit the African Diversified Collection Facebook page or call 360-820-4963.
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