Mission Chinese Food has only been on the East Coast for two and a half months, but Bowien's creative vision fuels a constantly evolving menu. The original 23-item-menu from the early days at the end of May now has 28 options. You can't get those Lamb Cheek Dumplings in Red Oil or the Tea Smoked Eel anymore, but you can get Red Braised Pigs Tails ($10) and "Married Couple's" Beef ($9).
The large dishes have seen the most changes, though in typical generous Bowien fashion, nothing exceeds $15. Kung Pao Pastrami ($11) is not likely to disappear anytime soon. New additions are Sizzlin Cumin Lamb Breast ($13) and Catfish a la Sichuan ($13).
Don't worry, that free keg of beer is still on offer for those waiting for a table which, in our opinion, is always worth the inevitable wait.