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

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

SICHUAN WINGS SPICE

tossed in hot sauce….$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

saladCHINESE CHICKEN SALAD VEG

shredded chicken, cabbage, red peppers, bean sprouts, carrots, cilantro, sesame-ginger vinaigrette….$10

KALE SALAD VEG

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

SOUP VEG

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

TAIWANESE NOODLE SOUP

braised beef shank, chow fun noodle, beef broth, pickled mustard greens….$10

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WALNUT SHRIMP

walnuts, creamy citrus sauce….$13

SALT & PEPPER CHICKEN VEG SPICE  GLUTENFREE

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

GINGER BEEF

bell peppers, sweet and spicy ginger sauce….$12

ORANGE CHICKEN

crispy chicken, tangy orange sauce….$12

BLACK PEPPER BEEF

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

MAPO DOFU VEG SPICE

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

HONG SHO RO

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

ANGRY BEEF SPICE SPICE

flank steak, celery, Sichuan pepper broth….$10

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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

MU SHU PORK  VEG

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

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

MU SHU CHICKEN VEG

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

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

PEKING SCALLOPS VEG

stir-fried, broccoli, snow peas, light garlic-ginger sauce….$13

vegtablesSMASHED CUCUMBERS VEG

garlic, Chinese black vinegar….$6

CAULIFLOWER SPICE

sour yellow curry, chiles….$7

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

house smoked bacon….$7

SICHUAN GREEN BEANS VEG  SPICE

Sichuan sauce….$6

MUSTARD GREENS

Goji berries, dried shrimp sauce….$7

BOK CHOY VEG

sesame garlic sauce….$6

SICHAUN EGGPLANT SPICE

spicy garlic sauce….$6

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

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

TEAPOT TEMPEST

Five Spice Infused Gosling’s Rum, Blackberry Jasmine Tea, Cannonborough Ginger Beer…..$9

THE LADY PEACOCK

Kai Lychee, Lemon, Grapefruit Bitters, Bubbles……$9

ORIENT EXPRESS

Pear Smirnoff, Lychee, Cannonborough Ginger Beer……..$9

SINGAPORE SLING

Gin, Cointreau, Ginger Liqueur, Cherry Heering, Pineapple & Lime……$8

SCORPION PUNCH

Gordon’s Gin, Light & Dark Rum, Smirnoff, Orange, Pineapple, Lemon…….$7

PAPER TIGER

Kai Lemongrass, Milagro Silver, Lime, Agave……..$10

FINGER TRAP

Four Roses Bourbon, Ginger Snap Liqueur, Lemon, Bitters……..$9


Freehouse Ashley Farmhouse Ale …..$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 Ale…..$5 bottlr

Angry Orchard Apple Cider……$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, Monjardin, Navarra, Spain …..$7 wineGLASS   $28 bottle

WHITES

Vinho Verde, Twin Vines, Portugal…..$7 wineGLASS   $26 bottle

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

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

Vouvray, Michelle Picard, Loire Valley, France…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

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

REDS

Pinot Noir, 10 Span, Central Coast, California…..$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle

Côtes du Rhône, Cachette, Côtes du Rhône, France…..$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

Ginger Beer Soda

HOW TO FIND HOT FOOD

 

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