The geeky side of me wanted to know what this Shandong region is about so:This is the local flavor of Jinan City and Jiaodong peninsula derived from the use of shallots and garlic. Both restaurant chefs and those in families are expert in cooking seafood, soups, meat and offal. The recipes are those that once delighted the royal court and were served to the emperor
Here is some information about the restaurant - particularly the dumplings from Atlanta Magazine. The Korean influences were easy to spot at Yen Jing, a restaurant that first opened in 1991. A server delivered kimchi to the table as we sat down, and the menu was in both Chinese and Korean. While Yen Jing made no use of ginger in their boiled dumplings (水饺), the accompanying sauce spoke of garlic (again, a Korean influence). - See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/covereddish/2012/07/25/a-guide-to-chinese-dumplings-across-atlantas#sthash.t5lWH3ga.dpuf
> Please arrive 15 minutes early.
> We will eat family style and split the check, alcohol (wine and beer) is paid separately. I will attempt to have separate tables depending on your spice preference. Credit Cards accepted.