photo by John Anderson


Ling Qi Wu

Ling Qi Wu (Qi, Lin Asian Bar, Ling Kitchen, Ling Wu) has been quietly establishing herself as a formidable chef on the Austin dining scene, having worked her way up from the kitchens of Wu Chow and Chinatown to owning her own dim sum dynasty of four restaurants (and counting). Further proof that being an overnight sensation takes years of hard work, Wu’s acumen in the kitchen and in business has earned her the title of Best Chef in Austin.

Finalists: Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel (Birdie’s), Fermín Núñez (Suerte, Este), Berty Richter (Ezov), Edgar Rico (Nixta)

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