For the last 7-8 years around the holidays, I’ve been taking my little kids to the Peninsula Chicago for lunch with my husband’s two sisters. This year we spiced things up and met for breakfast. One sister-in-law just had a baby, so she didn’t join us. But my mother-in-law did!
Here the kids ham it up for the camera. They loved their Peninsula activity books!
I ordered the Chinese breakfast, which I’ve had before. The Pen has changed it up a bit since the summer. This new version includes lobster congee, pan-fried noodles, and dumplings.
A close-up of the dumplings and noodles.
And here’s the tray of condiments (sweet shiitake mushrooms, pickled ginger, green onion, a hard boiled egg, dipping sauce, and chili sauce).
It also came with hot, unsweetened soy milk, but both the waitstaff and I forgot about that. I didn’t forget about the tea, though! (And would love to get my hands on one of these Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels teapot!)