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….$7

SICHUAN DUMPLINGS

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

CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

house made dipping sauces…$9

CHAR SIU RIBS

with Chinese slaw ….$9

VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS VEG

plum sauce….$5

CRAB RANGOON

house made sweet & sour sauce….$6

saladCHINESE CHICKEN SALAD VEG

snap peas, red pepper, carrot, green onion, cabbage, cilantro….$10

KALE SALAD VEG

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

SESAME NOODLE SALAD VEG SPICE

mixed vegetables, spicy sesame dressing, peanuts….$8

SOUP VEG

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

WALNUT SHRIMP VEG

walnuts, creamy citrus sauce….$13

SALT & PEPPER CHICKEN VEG SPICE  GLUTENFREE

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

ORANGE CHICKEN

crispy chicken, tangy orange sauce….$12

HONG SHO RO

caramelized pork belly, five-spice sauce….$11

MU SHU PORK

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

CHILI CHILI CHICKEN SPICE

crispy chicken in a spicy chili pepper sauce….$11

SICHUAN GREEN BEANS VEG  SPICE

dry fried, chili pepper, shaoxing, soy….$10

meat

GINGER BEEF VEG

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

BLACK PEPPER BEEF VEG

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

BEEF WITH BROCCOLI

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

HUNAN BEEF SPICE

flank steak, cumin, sambal, chopped peanuts, pickled mustard greens, cabbage, red peppers….$12

SICHUAN BEEF SPICE SPICE

celery, scallions….$12

chefs

KUNG PAO CHICKEN VEG  SPICE

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

CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI

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

MU SHU CHICKEN

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

GENERAL JOE’S SPICE

our classic crispy chicken, tangy & spicy sauce. In honor of Mayor Joe Riley….$12

CASHEW CHICKEN

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

SESAME CHICKEN

crispy chicken, honey sesame sauce….$12

SWEET & SOUR VEG

crispy chicken tossed in homemade sweet & sour….$11

seafoodSALT & PEPPER SHRIMP 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

noodlesSHANGHAI NOODLES

thick wheat noodles, pork, napa cabbage, bamboo shoots….$10

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 ….$10

FRIED RICE

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

VEG either vegetarian or can be made so by substituting Tofu

SPICE spicy

GLUTENFREE gluten free

DRINKS

HIBISCUS MIMOSA

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

THE GINGER LEE

Bulliet Rye, clementine, lemon, ginger, bitters…….$11

SMOKE + MIRRORS

Mezcal, Vermouth, pear, lime……$10

SINGAPORE SLING

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

GREEN DRAGON

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

LILY VANILLI

4 Roses, apple, vanilla, cinnamon, 5 spice….$9

TAKE A CHAUNCE

Deep Eddy Rudy Red, vermouth, cranberry, soda….$9


Bell’s Two Hearted……$6  tap

Blue Point Toasted Lager……$6  tap

ROTATING TAP……$MKT  tap

Holy City Follicle Brown……$6  tap

Lucky Buddha……$6 bottlr

Frothy Beard Zingiber……$5 bottlr

Westbrook White Thai……$6  tap

Dale’s Pale Ale……$6  tap

Tsingtao……$5 bottlr

Bud Light……$4 bottlr

BUBBLES & PINK

Prosecco, Ca’Furlan, Veneto, Italy …..$10 wineGLASS   $38 bottle

Cava Brut Rose, Conde de Subirats, Catalonia, Spain…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

WHITES

Vinho Verde, Twin Vines, Portugal…..$7 wineGLASS   $28 bottle

Pinot Grigio, Bertani, Veneto, Italy…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

Sauvignon Blanc, Rayon, Central Valley, Chile…..$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle

Chardonnay, Cheamisal Vineyards, Edna Valley, California…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

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

REDS

Pinot Noir, Pietra Santa, Gabilan Mountains, California…..$10 wineGLASS   $38 bottle

Malbec, Finca El Portillo, Mendoza, Argentina…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva, Concha y Toro, Chile…..$9 wineGLASS   $36 bottle

Syrah, Cuvee Vincent, Rhone Valley, France…..$10 wineGLASS   $38 bottle

Chono, Carmenere Reserva, Central Valley, Chile….$8 wineGLASS   $32 bottle


Coca Cola

Diet Coke

Sprite

Soda Water

Ice Tea

Hot Tea

Yuanyang

Ginger Beer Soda

HOW TO FIND HOT FOOD

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