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This chain originated in Vancouver and features Shanghai and Singapore specialties in an Asian diner atmosphere. There’s dim sum on offer all day, with an excellent assortment served in a bamboo steamer basket and a wide variety of dumplings to choose from. The soup dumplings are splendid, and so is the sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. Kids like the Singapore noodles, a pile of yellow vermicelli with lots of pork and shrimp. You’ll find the crispy eggplant perfectly cooked, although ask for the oyster sauce instead of the gloppy, sweet brown one that comes with the dish.  The chef specials, like Vancouver-style fried squid, are a little bland. Stick with dishes that have little chili peppers near the title. Unless you’re Canadian, of course.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Takeout
Good For
Business Lunch, Conversation

E-Tao Asian Eatery

5135 W. Alabama St. #7295, Houston, TX, 77056
Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.–8 p.m.