Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 1, 1978 Page: 14 of 20
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® Southwest Chinese Journal
Grand Opening of Hunan East Resturant
by June Dove Leong
L to R - /une Dove Leong, Tommy Chan, Peter Hwang and Mario Ma
Champagne flowed...the tables were laden with attractive
and delicious Chinese food. Upon entering, one had the
feeling that a bit of China had been transported to
Carillion West Shopping Village.
Actually, it was the Buffet Grand Opening Party of Hunan
East, Inc. Restaurant at 10001 Westheimer on a Saturday
Peter H. Hwang greeted us with a warm handshake and a
radiant smile. Here was an experienced restaurant
entrepreneur...for as a Chicagoan...his Mandarin House
was rated by the Chicago Tribune.. .as a 5 star*****restau-
rant...the ultimate in Chinese dining.
Talking to Mr. Hwang, we learned that he had interviewed
200 of the best cooks from Taiwan...finally selecting two
from this competition.
Hunan East, Inc. is opened with great pride. Specializing
in Chinese provincial cuisine, they have selected an
unusually sophisticated array of famous Chinese dishes to
please in the age-old oriental art of dining in elegance.
Hunan-Szechuan is their favorite recommendation... the man-
ifold flavor of various spices and seasonings...the simul-
taneous blending of sweet, sour, and spicy (a unique and
colorful characteristic). Mandarin dishes originating
from Peking are created to duplicate Imperial Banquets
made famous for their delicate flavor, delicious taste,
and gorgeous appearance. Shanghai cuisine highlight a
touch of soy-wine sweetness and a tasty mild spice.
Cantonese food generally emphasizes the natural ingredi-
ents... with stir-frying and steaming...the two methods
mostly employed in this type cooking.
Mr. Hwang suggest that Chinese dishes are best enjoyed in
the Family Style with a variety of dishes shared by all.
It is customary to order as many main dishes as the
number of people in the party...plus a soup to be served
individually. Appetizers are advisable when the appetite
calls for them.
U of H CSA's February Activities
Starting every Saturday from 1:00 PM - 10 PM,
groups practice on Chess & Br i dge for a future
tournament at Spindletop, of the U.C.(Univer-
s i ty Center)
Chinese movie from Taiwan-Double feature;
'A Saturday Date1 &
Agnes Arnold Hal 1 I
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Feb. 12- China- Night' 1 A ' "ir
"A variety Show for celebrating The Chinese
New Year. 7:30 PM E.W. Cullen Auditorium
FEB. 19 Movie from Mainland China entitled: 'Pioneer'
Agnes Arnold Hall 1 7:30 PM
FEB. 25 Speaker - Ms. H.M. Chan
Date 6 Place has not been set.
C.S.A. to discuss Sport Activities - anyone interested
SOCCER Every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM to 12 PM at
Jefferson Junior Stadium at Cullen Blvd. and
TABLE TENNIS-Every Friday afternoon at 2:00-5:00 PM at
U.C. games room.
BADMINTON Every Tuesday & Friday night at Fonde
Recreation Center - Allen Park and every
Wednesday night at Hofheinz Pavilion in
the Women's gym.
Groups of eight or more would enjoy their Imperial Banquet
which symbolizes a truly traditional Chinese feast.
Mario Ma, owner of M M Construction Company has done a
magnificent transformation from a once Mexican restaurant,
for it is now a lovely oriental gem for dining pleasure.
The structural change of the front entrance is immediately
impressive for it warmly welcomes one and all. Although
Mario Ma has been a Houstonian less than a year, the M M
Construction Company has a waiting list of customers...his
excellent and innovative ability has merited praise and a
Mario Ma is also expert in the field of commercial art, a
design engineer of advertisement for Hunan East, Inc.
Tommy Chan's Electric Co. is responsible for the extensive
electrical changes in its conversion to a Chinese restau-
rant and deserves credit for a job well done. Tommy Chan
has been in the electrical trade ft>r fifteen years... comes
to us from Hong Kong, has been in Houston for eight years.
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