Peony Asian Cuisine
5308 Balcones, 512/459-3341
The amaebi is sweet as a mother's love, and the miso soup is one of the richest versions of the Asian classic in Austin.
Some say it's got the best dim sum in town, with a full bar, wine, and sake. The choices include mostly Hong Kong and Cantonese classics.
3407 Greystone, 512/343-9307
has a menu long on fresh seafood and meat, all authentically prepared and priced right – try roast or Beijing duck, Chinese barbecue pork, whole roast pigs, hot pots, and more. Get it to go, or eat there.
8557 Research #116, 512/832-8788
Bustling Sichuan eatery shines with their dumplings.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #109, 512/258-7587