At a time when restaurants and eateries are constantly concerned about getting good food reviews and ratings, a restaurant in Montreal, Canada is going viral for its “extremely honest” menu descriptions that are posted with each dish.
The Aunt Dai Chinese restaurant recently grabbed wide attention for owner Feigang Fei’s dish descriptions on the website and the menu. Kim Belair – a Twitter user tweeted pictures of a few of the descriptions from the restaurant’s menu, which are written by the restaurant owner last week and it has since been doing rounds on the internet.
The dishes Belair included in her tweet were the Orange Beef, which is actually “not THAT good” compared to the restaurant’s General Tao Chicken. The owner also mentions that he is “not a huge fan” of the Sweet and Spicy pork strips because it is unlike the variety he ate when he was a university student in China. The tweet also presented the descriptions for the Satay sauce beef, which the Fei “did NOT have a chance to try” when he wrote the description and the Cumin Beef, which is “very tasty”.
Since Belair posted the tweet on Jan 17, it has got around 10k retweets and 71k likes. Here is what the tweet says…
Aunt Dai is my favourite Chinese restaurant in Montreal, but the REAL treat is the menu, featuring extremely honest commentary from the owner. pic.twitter.com/FpA1xt0GrF— Kim Belair (@BagelofDeath) January 10, 2021
In a conversation with a renowned American media house, Fei mentioned that the attention has led to a lot more customers. “It’s very, very good for our business,” he said. Fei also mentioned that he started writing the descriptions because customers were unacquainted with some of the traditional items on the menu. This would often result in them ordering something they didn’t like or would have usually preferred.
“The whole idea is just to let people know what they are ordering. A lot of people found it very funny and very helpful. I was so encouraged by them. I didn’t think I needed to write comments for each item, but I was encouraged by them, their comments, and their feedback, so I finished all of them,” the owner told the media house.
Pic credit: Official Website/auntdai
Source: Thanks https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/chinese-restaurant-in-canada-goes-viral-for-an-extremely-honest-menu/articleshow/80386506.cms