Thursday, February 4, 2010

Giant new Chinese restaurant in Ypsilanti

Another new restaurant, this one in Ann Arbor's next door neighbor, Ypsilanti.

I particularly liked this bit from the piece:
Hong Kong-style food is like when Europeans talk about French cooking," she [a friend of the owners] said. "It’s the best. And it's much lighter.”
Nothing say "light" like French cooking! More cream sauce anyone?

A great mystery was solved for me a couple of years ago when I went to Beijing for a conference. I had always wondered why Chinese restaurants in North America had such garish decor. I discovered that in fact restaurant decor is even more garish in China! So what I thought for years was decorative fakery is in fact a realistic part of the cultural experience.

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