It’s a fact…
..there are three types of Chinese food – authentic (go to China(town)), Koreanized (check your stack of local carry-out flyers), and Americanized (HOLY CHOW). Now if only there was a restaurant that offered all three. I didn’t mean to get your hopes up, but if you do come across one, please…share.
A friend of mine recently recommended MAO in Itaewon, and if you’re in the mood for Peking Duck, this is the spot.
The duck is grilled nice. Crisy on the outside, juicy below the skin. The small order is fine for two, but not filling. And at a price of 35,000won, it’s not wallet-friendly either. Besides their famous Peking Duck, you can expect Korean-style Chinese food.
But for some of us foreigners and expats, when it comes to Chinese food, we imagine General Tsao’s / Kung Pao Chicken, Mongolian Beef, etc. just like we had back home. You can find some great places in Itaewon and Gangnam, but after all the hype about Holy Chow, I gave it a shot. And I wasn’t disappointed.
When in doubt, at Chow’s, check out their Set Menu.
Both of these franchises have locations in Itaewon and Chungdam so definitely visit.