February 01, 2011

The Joy Luck Buffet

For the Szechuan peppercorn novice, the dried-fried chicken is as good a place to start as any. You can spot the husks easily enough among the pieces of chicken and bell pepper and, if you are the timid type, approach them at your own pace. The dish's heat you must confront head-on. Chile flakes speckle the plate and sear the mouth. Click here to continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Joy Luck Buffet. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
Joy Luck Buffet
8030 Manchester Rd. Saint Louis, MO 63114
Olivette/ Overland
314-645-9982
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Joy Luck owner, Ivan Wei.
Joy Luck owner, Ivan Wei.
Good luck kitty.
Good luck kitty.
Sushi chef, Kevin Lin.
Sushi chef, Kevin Lin.
Buddha/ tips.
Buddha/ tips.
Shrine by the front door.
Shrine by the front door.
Sushi, available at the buffet or you can order from the sushi menu. Shown here, the rainbow roll, made with crab, cucumber, avocado, tuna, white fish, salmon and yellow tail.
Sushi, available at the buffet or you can order from the sushi menu. Shown here, the rainbow roll, made with crab, cucumber, avocado, tuna, white fish, salmon and yellow tail.
Chendu Roast Beef.
Chendu Roast Beef.
Kung Pao Chicken.
Kung Pao Chicken.
Sweet & Sour Crispy Fish.
Sweet & Sour Crispy Fish.
Veggie chicken appetizer with mushroom.
Veggie chicken appetizer with mushroom.