Monday, July 25, 2005

Manchu Wok: "Would you like fries with that?"

Or how about some Chinese nachos?

Now Manchu Wok has rewritten its business plan, looking outside of food courts for growth.

The chain is focusing on non-traditional locations such as amusement parks, airports, hospitals and military bases -- as well as stand-alone street level outlets.

It is also expanding its menu to include items such as "Chinese Nachos" and "Dragon Fries" (French fries) to capitalize on a hot tween/teen market that loves Chinese food.

From the Toronto Globe and Mail

Best Chinese Food in North America -- in Akron OH?

So say Spin Magizine writer Chuck Klosterman:
``Nobody will believe this, but the thing I miss most is the Chinese food. I have never had any General Tso's chicken that's as good as the $4.99 lunch special at Platinum Dragon.

``There was also that place by Summit Mall that has those really delicious pot stickers, and that awesome buffet in Montrose.

Somehow, Akron has the best Chinese food in North America. I don't get it, either.''

Read all of Chuck's spin on this in the Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Indian-Chinese and Chinese-Indian Cuisines

Good article in the Business Standard on the difficulties of porting cuisines between India and China

The Great Tandoori Stir Fry

Cooking Chinese on the Mississippi Delta

Stir-fried collard greens? Crawfish Cantonese? Gilroy and Sally Chow make do with what's available.

VOA News - Chinese-American Couple Mixes Chinese Food with Mississippi Delta Delicacies