Tuesday, April 26, 2005

From the Fun Facts to Know and Tell department:

From the Salt Lake City Tribune

Mary Surratt's D.C. boardinghouse, where John Wilkes Booth gathered his co-conspirators to plot Lincoln's death, is now a Chinese restaurant called Wok & Roll.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Worth waiting the extra 17 seconds for

That would be at "1-Minute Drive-thru Chinese Food" in Anchorage AK.

But what about an extra 06:30?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Dr. Salk's Brain Food

Thanks to Yee Yuen, we know how Jonas Salk fueled his brain cells while working out a cure for Polio. The secret formula, you will find out, was "wonton soup, egg roll, rice and chicken chow mein made with homegrown bean sprouts" at the Bamboo Garden in Pittsburgh. (Well, it was 1955, after all. No General Tso's for the good Doctor then.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

In Little Rock they're into dim sum (but not ready for tofu)

" Believe it or not, Chinese food in this country doesn’t resemble the typical fare in China." is the current wisdom in Little Rock AR.

Arkansas Times: "Cheap at Chi’s: Dim sum"

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Yo! Panda Express. Mumbai is gunning for you.

According to this article, Yo! China, a 5-outlet chain of fast food restaurants in India is planning expansion to the 100-store level in India. Panda Express is cited as a model. Meanwhile, another newspaper takes a dim view of the quality of Chinese food in India.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Quote of the Week (but I'm not sure which week).

This was cited in the (San Francisco) Bay Guardian a couple of weeks ago:
"I'm eating a Chinese egg roll. But when I eat it, I'm still Mr. Rogers."
-- Fred Rogers

Dim Sum in South Africa

Thanks to Dave Chan for this link. Be sure to read through to the part where Melissa Lai divulges an important cooking secret she learned from her grandmother

Dim Sum good eating