Saturday, October 28, 2006

Which Lee's Chinese Restaurant?

An article in the Nationak Post (Canda) mentioned that Lee's Chinese Restaurant in Rivers, Manitoba, was considered to be the best Chinese Restaurant in the Province (this, of course, because Soo's in Brandon, Manitoba is no more). In searching for more info on this restaurant (which flies below the Google radar, I came across pointers to at least a dozen "Lee's Chinese Restaurants" in the US from South Burlington VT to New Iberia LA. One link led me to a Lee's Chinese Restaurant photo gallery. This Lee's appears to be in Atlanta, GA and the gallery provides some nice little glimpses into a family-run operation. It was posted by Emily Liu, probably the Emily appearing in some of the photos.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

But do we get to see The Clan perform?

I found this in the Maidenhead Advertiser after I finally worked my way through the advertising (seems to be a shortage of maidenheads this year):

IF YOU are after a Christmas party to remember, look no further than the Wu Tang Chinese restaurant.

Enjoy a taste of the Orient in a relaxed, friendly setting which can soon gain party mood momentum as part of the roomy, air-conditioned restaurant can be turned into a disco with karaoke. Proprietor Alan Wu says there will be gifts for customers throughout the festive season and the Christmas menu is now available. It's also a great place to go to escape the too-much-turkey syndrome. Eye-catching Oriental decor, including some wonderful and dramatic gowns and wine bottles ‘dressed' in traditional Chinese attire, is one of the reasons why Wu Tang, in The Colonnade, Maidenhead, attracts its regular customers time and again plus plenty of newcomers. For further details and to book a table for the Christmas season call 01628 788661. For the full story see this week's Maidenhead Advertiser (26/10/06)

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I wouldn't miss it for the world!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Will there be an "East Dawning" in your local mall?

Now here's an idea. Yum brands, with its expertise in running fast food chains (KFC, Taco Bell, etc.) has developed a Chinese fast food chain called "East Dawning". ANOTHER Chinese fast food chain, you say? Well, this one is in China, uses Chinese recipes and is apparently quite popular, from all accounts. Fast food chains, spawned from multiple branching, have a long and successful history in China (I'm a Qiaojiazha fan myself) but Yum hopes to bring what they've been lacking -- consistency among outlets. (And did someone say "clean bathrooms"?) If Yum could bring the concept to North America, with the Chinese recipes intact, it might have a socially redeeming value.

Chinese Food in China, via the US

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me! (and why you should care)

Well, maybe you shouldn't care. But if you're reading this, perhaps you are jonesing for new posts, of which there haven't been any in a dog's age. The relevance here is that a) It's my 65th, b) I'm therefore retiring from my full-time job at the end of the week and c) I'll therefore have more time to post frequently and no have more excuses for not doing so.

Below is the appropriately themed cover of the Happy B'day card my co-worker and buddy Paula gave me: