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Japanese-Chinese Restaurants?

Wendy-san | Jul 31, 2004 10:43 AM

Is anyone aware of any Japanese-Chinese "fusion" restarants in the Bay Area? Are there even these type of restaurants in HK? I am aware of those interesting "Western-style" restaurants in HK and here that seem to be popping up in Millbrae and San Mateo and wonder if there is something similar in the Japanese realm. I'm not talking about Japanese restaurants run by Chinese who try and imitate the Japanese flavor or Chinese restaurants run by Chinese (or Japanese) with a more "Japanese" flavoring that you'd find perhaps in Yokohama or Kobe Chinatowns(Mandarin in Millbrae and Hunan Homes in Los Altos come to mind). I mean, for example, a place that might serve gyoza with more of a kuo tieh feel; or Chinese fried chicken influenced by chicken kara-age; or genuine ramen noodles with a Japanese-style broth but more like a wor mien with shrimp and Chinese-style BBQ pork added, perhaps.

Have I invented a new cuisine (smile)? Or does this exist? I think if done correctly, it would take the best of both cuisines and make for some wonderful food. With the popularity of ramen shops with Chinese customers, I think this could be quite popular. And Japanese have been doing their takes on Chinese food (gyoza, shu mai, butaman, ramen, etc.) for years.

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