WELCOME TO LEE LEE’S HOT KITCHEN

lilyHeadLily Lei and Karalee Nielsen Fallert have brought authentic Chinese fare to downtown Charleston with a bang. With a menu that is based primarily on the recipes of Lily’s family, Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen offers Chinese classics as well as modern dishes and weekly specials.

The vision for Lee Lee’s was born when the two old friends recently reconnected. Lily, who is originally from Taiwan, immigrated to Canada and worked in her family’s restaurant for many years. After making her way to Utah, she opened her own restaurant where Karalee worked as a server and fell in love with the restaurant business. Karalee eventually moved to the East Coast where she opened numerous restaurants of her own, including Taco Boy, Monza, Closed for Business, The Park Cafe, and The Royal American. She always kept the memory of her mentor close and reached out to Lily with the dream of bringing Chinese cuisine to the Lowcountry. Lily tweaked her family recipes and the two designed a vibrant interior space filled with custom woodwork, vintage Chinese posters, bright red birdcages and a private back dining room. Lee Lee’s red door opened in early 2014 and it is the 16th restaurant in their combined experience.

OUR MENU

appsPAN FRIED DUMPLINGS

pork dumplings, ginger-soy dipping sauce ….$8

SCALLION PANCAKE  SPICE

house made, ginger-soy dipping sauce….$6

SICHUAN DUMPLINGS SPICE

pork dumplings, served in Sichuan pepper sauce, peanuts, green onions….$8

DOUFU GAN VEG

5 spice tofu, celery, mushrooms,
carrot….$8

CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

house made dipping sauces…$9

CHAR SIU RIBS

bone-in pork short ribs topped with toasted sesame seeds ….$8

VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS VEG

with Chinese slaw….$5

CRAB RANGOON

house made sweet & sour sauce….$6

2X COOKED PORK

chilled BBQ, cucumbers, sesame seeds….$8

saladCHINESE CHICKEN SALAD VEG

snap peas, red pepper, carrot, green onion, bean sprouts, cucumber, radish….$10

KALE SALAD VEG

caramelized onion, toasted cashews – choice of chicken or tofu….$10

SESAME NOODLE SALAD VEG SPICE

snap peas, red pepper, carrot, green onion, bean sprouts, cucumber, radish add poached shrimp + $4….$7

SUMMER CRAB SALAD

napa cabbage, radish, peas, black vinegar dressing….$11

SOUP VEG

Wonton, Eggdrop or Hot & Sour *Vegetarian – Hot & Sour only….$4

chefs2DRUNKEN CHICKEN

Shaoxing wine poached served chilled with vegetables….$9

WALNUT SHRIMP

walnuts, creamy citrus sauce….$13

SALT & PEPPER CHICKEN VEG SPICE  GLUTENFREE

crispy chicken, mixed bell peppers, onions, special seasoning….$11

MU SHU PORK or TOFU VEG

egg, cabbage, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, green onions with house made pancakes & hoisin sauce….$12

ORANGE CHICKEN

crispy chicken, tangy orange sauce….$12

MAPO DOFU VEG SPICE

stir-fried tofu, Sichuan pepper sauce….$12

HONG SHO RO

caramelized pork belly, five-spice sauce….$12

meatBLACK PEPPER BEEF

flank steak, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, black pepper sauce….$12

SWEET & SOUR

crispy pork tossed in homemade sweet & sour sauce….$12

BEEF WITH BROCCOLI

broccoli, carrots, onions, sweet soy oyster sauce….$12

HUNAN BEEF SPICE

flank steak, cumin, sambal, chopped peanuts, bean sprouts….$13

chefsCURRY CHICKEN VEG

stir-fried, carrots, onions, peppers, coconut curry sauce….$11

KUNG PAO CHICKEN VEG  SPICE

water chestnuts, celery, bell peppers, baby corn, dried chili peppers, roasted peanuts….$11  

SESAME CHICKEN

crispy chicken, honey sesame sauce….$12

CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI

broccoli, carrots, onions, sweet oyster soy sauce….$11

GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN SPICE

crispy chicken, tangy, spicy sauce….$12

CASHEW CHICKEN

water chestnuts, carrots, peas, zucchini, roasted cashews….$11

seafoodSALT & PEPPER SHRIMP or CALAMARI VEG  SPICE  GLUTENFREE

onions, mixed bell peppers, special seasoning….$13

KUNG PAO SHRIMP VEG  SPICE

water chestnuts, celery, bell peppers, baby corn, dried chili peppers, roasted peanuts….$13

FIRECRACKER SHRIMP GLUTENFREE  SPICE  VEG

broccoli, sweet & spicy sauce….$13

BLACK BEAN SHRIMP

stir-fried, onions, bamboo slices, snow peas, black bean sauce….$13

XO SCALLOPS

carrots, snow peas, mushrooms, napa cabbage, Chinese sausage….$13

vegtablesSMASHED CUCUMBERS VEG

garlic, Chinese black vinegar….$6

CAULIFLOWER SPICE

sour yellow curry….$7

MUSHROOMS & SNOW PEAS

Mepkin Abbey mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, button mushrooms, sesame….$7

SICHUAN GREEN BEANS VEG  SPICE

Sichuan sauce….$6

MUSTARD GREENS

Goji berries, dried shrimp sauce….$7

SICHAUN EGGPLANT SPICE

spicy garlic sauce….$7

MUSHROOMS & SNOW PEAS VEG

Mepkin Abbey mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, button mushrooms, sesame….$7

noodlesSHANGHAI NOODLES

thick wheat noodles, pork, napa cabbage, bamboo shoots….$9

SINGAPORE RICE NOODLES VEG  SPICE

rice noodles, pork, shrimp, egg, bean sprouts, mixed bell peppers, yellow curry….$11

BEIJING COMFORT NOODLES

ground pork, cucumbers, green onions, house sauce ….$9

LIANG MIAN

chilled noodles, green onion, 5 spiced tofu, spicy sichuan sauce….$9

FRIED RICE

vegetable, chicken or shrimp….$8/$9/$11

 VEG   either vegetarian or can be made so by substituting Tofu  SPICE spicy  GLUTENFREE gluten free

DRINKS

SINGAPORE SLING

Gordon’s Gin, cherry, ginger, triple sec, pineapple, lime…..$8

HIBISCUS MIMOSA

St Germain, pink grapefruit, bubbles…..$8

THE GINGER LEE

Bulliet Rye, clementine, lemon, ginger, bitters…….$10

SMOKE + MIRRORS

Mezcal, Vermouth, pear, lime……$10

GREEN DRAGON

Russell Henry gin, snap peas, jalapeno, lime…….$9

TEA EXCHANGE

Absolut Herbaceous Lemon, berries, mint, tea……..$9

RED MONGOOSE

4 Roses, cherry, lemon……..$9


Bell’s Oberon …..$6  tap

Westbrook White Thai ……$6  tap

ROTATING TAP……$MKT  tap

Tsingtao…….$5 bottlr

Lucky Buddha……$6 bottlr

Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale…….$6 bottlr

Westbrook IPA……$6 bottlr

Palmetto Amber…..$5 bottlr

Yangjing……$5 bottlr

Bud Light…..$4 bottlr

BUBBLES

Chardonnay,  Cote Mas Cremant Limoux Brut, Bordeaux, France……..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

Cava, Juve Camps, Catalonia, Spain…..$10 wineGLASS   $38 bottle

Rose, Aime Roquesante, Cotes de Provence, France …..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

WHITES

Vinho Verde, Vidonya, Portugal…..$7 wineGLASS   $28 bottle

Frascati, Fontana Candida, Lazio, Italy DOC…..$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle

Chardonnay, First Press, Napa Valley, California…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

Sauvignon Blanc, Shelton Vineyards, Yadkin Valley, NC…..$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle

Riesling, “Kung Fu Girl”, Columbia Valley, Washington State…..$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle

REDS

Pinot Noir, Parker Station, Santa Ynez Valley, California…..$10 wineGLASS   $38 bottle

Meritage, The Silver Tree, Coastal Region, South Africa…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

Malbec, Punto Final, Mendoza, Argentina…..$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle

Syrah, “Boom Boom”, Columbia Valley, Washington State…..$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle


Coca Cola

Diet Coke

Sprite

Soda Water

Ice Tea

Hot Tea

Yuanyang

Ginger Beer Soda

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