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Sundance Channel: Biggest Restaurant in the World


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Sundance Channel: Biggest Restaurant in the World

ClaireWalter | Aug 7, 2008 07:54 PM

Subtitled documentary about 5,000-seat, 300-chef West Lake Restaurant in Hunan Provice. Founded in 2000 by a woman. She's a Communist Party member now worth $4 million.

Enormous complex serving hawker-style food from Street of Snacks to elaborate banquets. One 2-level dining room seats 800 and has a stage w/ live entertainment. Many private dining rooms.

I couldn't watch the way they killed a duck, skinned and disembowled a snake or had a contest for chefs who could fry a live fish so quickly that its mouth was still moving after it was cooked. Other than that, it was fascinating.

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