Chinese menus – tweaks in a Chinese restaurant
Wonder if it ever happened to you:
You walk with your colleagues, friends into a Chinese restaurant.
The owner or Manager straight comes up to you :
- “Table for two, three, four Sir, Madam?”
- You : ” Yes for two (or three ) .. “
The Manager, Maitre d’ table by then has already judged
who you are.
“From : mediocre to common“, usual judgement.
He knows how much you know about Chinese food,
your general scale.
- From there it’s a matter of luck : Whoever is on duty in the
- kitchen will be your personal ” Chinese Chef “, Assistant more
Next comes the menu. The menu gobbledegook with all its
complicated terms ( except hot and sour, chop this chop that … ,
fried mixed noodles , dumplings, and … ? )
Well here is where problem #2 starts :
The Manager will hand you to the Maître ‘d , the Maître hands you
to the head waiter.
That is : In the normal fashioned way.
Imagine this scenario
How frustrating and unpleasant ( Of course not in all cases ),
but most. If they are running a well to do restaurant, more likely so.
You enter with your Almanac in your pocket. It tells you little secrets,
Including what to order, vernacular names, and and …
So you enter, with confidence this time. Knowing that your “dish” will
be prepared by the chef himself, because you are the authority on
Learn it the easy way, a few terms at home, including all the
( in case you can’t – simply pull out the menu bible and point to the
dish YOU want. ) It does wonders.
No chef wants to disgrace himself. Full stop. Even Chef Ramsey.
Get what you want
Get your dish, get it done to the highest standard, quality of the Restaurant.
Simply, because you are different than 99.9 percent of Restaurant goers.
Order what is the best of the house
I can almost guarantee you a delightful experience.
There are a myriad of dishes to chose from.
Look at the owner, manager, chef ‘s face when you order
- He : ” These guys know what Chinese food is, no
- way we can disappoint them“
Save money by getting more and better dishes.
Even under the most exceptional case,
you will benefit
in form of larger dishes, better cooked, better spiced,
simply because the Chef himself pays attention to it.
Don’t believe ?
Chinese people I meet tell me this all the time :
“You know China more than myself”.
I have heard this over and over. Because I worked,
contracted, lived in China, visited most provinces,
from Heilongjiang to Xishuangbana, from Fujian to Ninxia,
from Tibet to Gansu. Don’t know where this is ? Don’t worry.
- There aren’t many places in China I haven’t visited.
We import Chinese art
Some of our pieces can be seen here
CHINESE FOOD OF THE SUPREME
To continue our talk, make it easy for yourself :
Chose what you like, but make them know YOU KNOW what
I give you an easy way to become an expert with a little help
from my well researched almanac friend :
There you go
We are happy. Because there is more to read,
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Some of the best succulent Chinese dishes here
Hope you will find yours.
Cheers, I wish you success