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...this restaurant is vastly underrated, but is starting to become beloved by the Asian community. I just wish we wouldn't have to drive all the way to the Galleria, but look on the bright side...you can get shopping done here!...

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...smiles. All smiles. The same smile you get when you've walked into a movie you didn't expect to be good and it turned out to be one of the best movies you've ever seen...

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E-Tao is an absolute winner.

Don't let its location in the Galleria fool you into thinking it's another non-authentic Chinese restaurant...if E-Tao was in Chinatown (in *any* city, yes I said it) it would hold its own with its quality of food. Simply put, the strangest fact is that the best har gow and shu mai in Houston is now at the Galleria. It's not at Fung's Kitchen or Kim Son...it's at the freakin' Galleria near Macy's! Don't believe me? There are tons of Asians that come here...to the Galleria...to eat Chinese food. Who would've thought? It's so crazy it's ingenious.

The setting is very high class, which obviously clues you in that the prices are high (as if the Galleria location didn't tip that off). Yet, what they kill you with in prices, they more than make up for in quality. This place is Cantonese-owned with street cred to the max. It almost looks like it doesn't fit in the Galleria, but that it transported from New York's Chinatown, especially the windowed glass kitchen entrance. If you're used to NYC Chinatown, you'll smirk a little when you walk right into the entrance.

Their menu doesn't have a lot of items, but it's deliberately simple and I respect that. I wish I could say I had plenty of faith in them the moment I stepped in, but the reality was much the opposite. I was expecting absolute high-priced crap, although the moment I heard Cantonese speaking from their staff it gave me some hope. Once the dim sum came, I was absolutely floored! They were so large that I can never go back to eating regular shu mai again. These were the best shu mai I've ever had. (And just to keep it easy, they include the hot sauce/vinegar already prepared that we always manually make in an actual dim sum place). Just shu mai and har gow alone made me respect this place. I can't believe it...a really good and authentic Chinese restaurant in the freakin' Galleria!

My second visit was an over-excited recommendation trip from me to my roommate. Like me, they were skeptical. Like me, they were believers. There was a lot of "holy [explicit]" said throughout our dinner. Singapore noodles are absolutely master-level cooking. They don't even make 'em this good at Hong Kong Food Street. The fried rice caused me to forget I was even inside a mall. My other roommate had the dim sum stuff. We couldn't tell our other friends fast enough how amazing a discovery E-Tao was.

Complaints? Obviously, the pricing was a bit high. If you expect it, then it's no big deal. It's also buried near the end of the mall, close to Nordstrom on the second floor (the opposite end of the hallway with A/X, Banana Republic, etc.). A very odd location for it, but I suppose any space at the Galleria is hard to find so they took what they could get. I hope E-Tao will last a very long time. They kick ass. Don't discriminate against it for it's location...this is one of the best Chinese restaurants in town.



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