For more than 20 years Black Pearl has served the Wedgwood neighborhood. When the restaurant opened in Shoreline a number of years ago there was jubilation. A road-tested classic Chinese spot had opened….and they deliver!
Yes, Black Pearl offers residents of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park free delivery with a $10 or more order. From Hot and Sour Soup to Fortune Cookies, an entire hot meal is delivered to your door snow or shine, a viable alternative to pizza. Maybe that is why the dining room is often so quiet.
Black Pearl has built its business at both locations by producing huge portions of MSG-free food, choice cuts of meat lightly sauced. They have also presented lots of vegetarian dishes; so many the palate won’t weary.
Two of the best representations of the meatless wonders are the Almond Cranberry Tofu ($9.50) and the Spicy Tofu with Eggplant ($9.50).
The noodle dishes, without or with meat, are a signature classic as the noodles are hand rolled, freshly made and hand cut then served with vegetables and seafood or meat ($9.95-$10.95/side orders $5.25) as you choose.
Pancakes, served with the Mu Shu Pork ($11.25), are also house made.
For those who lament over the Trader Vic’s Crab Rangoon, Black Pear’s Crab & Cream Cheese Wontons ($7.25) should bring back memories. A more updated Soft Wontons in Spicy Peanut Sauce ($7.25) delivers 8 pork or vegetable-stuffed noodles to whet the appetite.
Other classics Special Fried Rice ($8.95) and Hot & Sour Soup ($1.75-$6.25) have proven to be inconsistent over time, and may not always deliver on the food, but hey….they do deliver to your door.