Rating: Very good
Meal: Weekend Lunch
Price: 4000 yen for 3 people
Payment: Credit Cards accepted
Dishes: Green Curry Chicken and Veg, Kung Pao chicken, Spicy Garlic Fried Rice, Pork Fried Rice, Black Ship Gyoza
English Menu: Yes (mostly)
|English menu...there are many pages.|
|Kung Pao and Fried Rice|
Chinese food in Japan has been a bit of a disappointment for us. I guess thinking it being so close to China and all, we were hoping there would be lots of authentic Chinese food around. While there are lots and lots of Chinese restaurants, authentic would not be the word to describe them. We even visited Yokohama's Chinatown, hoping to find similar places as in Portland's Chinatown, like dimsum on carts, big round tables with lazy susans where you ordered lots of dishes and ate family style. Not so much. Most Chinese restaurants here are very attuned to Japanese tastes and styles. Consequently there are 4 or 5 main dishes types that you will find over and over again, most of which are not likely to be found in a real Chinese restaurant. And there are teishokus, which I like, but are very Japanese. Lastly, we have yet to find a true dimsum restaurant that specializes in it. Everyone has some dim sum on the menu, but it's to be ordered and usually not very good.
That being said, we still like Chinese food, even bad Chinese food, so we end up eating at a lot of them, continuing to hope we'll find that gem of a place that is what we keep looking for. Also, my son loves the Japanese version of fried rice, so he's always happy with that.
|Green Curry Chicken and Veg|
|Black Ship Gyoza|
I know for sure we'll be coming back here! With the large tables they have, it's a perfect spot to bring people for a larger group too. We are looking forward to trying more of what they have on the menu.