Owner of popular Towson Sichuan restaurant will open new eatery in Howard County

Ping Wu opened her first restaurant, Orient Express, two decades ago in Charles Village. But the restaurant went through a reimagining of sorts five years ago, when Wu decided to add dishes from China’s Sichuan province to a menu once devoted entirely to Chinese-American classics like General Tso’s chicken and pork fried rice.Today, you can find offerings like clear noodles in chili sauce, crispy duck and mapo tofu on the menu alongside chicken lo mein.Wu made Sichuan cooking the focus of her second restaurant, Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro, which opened in Towson in 2019. And it will once again be the centerpiece at Tea Horse Sichuan Bistro, a new restaurant she plans to open later this year in Ellicott City.”I just want American people to know what is real, traditional Chinese food,” Wu said.Read the full story from our media partners at the Baltimore Business Journal

Ping Wu opened her first restaurant, Orient Express, two decades ago in Charles Village. But the restaurant went through a reimagining of sorts five years ago, when Wu decided to add dishes from China’s Sichuan province to a menu once devoted entirely to Chinese-American classics like General Tso’s chicken and pork fried rice.

Today, you can find offerings like clear noodles in chili sauce, crispy duck and mapo tofu on the menu alongside chicken lo mein.

Wu made Sichuan cooking the focus of her second restaurant, Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro, which opened in Towson in 2019. And it will once again be the centerpiece at Tea Horse Sichuan Bistro, a new restaurant she plans to open later this year in Ellicott City.

“I just want American people to know what is real, traditional Chinese food,” Wu said.