Launched by Chinese Restaurant News, chinesemenu.com is the only monthly publication serving Chinese-speaking restaurant owners in the US since 1995, and the leading supplier of online ordering and reservation services for Chinese restaurants across America.
For diners, this website provides a fast, efficient way to find available tables/menu items among 46,000+ Chinese Restaurants and 100,000+ menus that meet their desired criteria for cuisine, price and location. The website is directly connected to the thousands of computerized reservation systems at ChineseMenu restaurants. Search results reflect actual, “real-time” availability.
Diner can also read and write restaurant reviews on ChineseMenu. Besides diner reviews, ChineseMenu also provides an Advisory Panel Evaluation from selected food critics, journalists, Chinese Restaurant News editors, and other industry experts. All information ensures that diners will have diners the perfect dining experience.
For Chinese restaurateurs, ChinesesMenu helps increase sales through the rapidly growing internet-savvy crowd by providing customers easy access to your menus and specials. It is also an efficient marketing solution by collecting customer email addresses and sending promotional information. As it decreases the amount of time your crew spends taking orders, it also boosts efficiency. Efficiency creates a consistently positive experience! Last but not least, ChineseMenu allows customers to duplicate a previous order with one click, so it helps increase customer loyalty!
Bill Geist: “Johnny Depp isn’t here, but look! There’s celebrity chef Martin Yan. He has been on TV worldwide nearly 4,000 times and written 30 cookbooks. Angelina Jolie? Not here either, but there is media personality Theresa Lin, who is the Culinary Designer of Ang Lee’s film “Eat Drink Man Woman.”
“But the real superstars here are these restaurants and the food they serve.”
“With some 45,000 of these restaurants in the U.S., Chinese food is quickly becoming America’s Apple Pie; and, chances are, those who have tried General Tao’s chicken are just as numerous as those who have eaten Apple Pie.”
“And unlike the Golden Globes for entertainment, these categories involve food and restaurants. In the takeout category, for example, Ms. Wang was the winner.”
Bill Geist: “Tell me, how do you fell right now? You just won!”
Ms. Wang: “Very excited!”
Bill Geist: “How do they judge the carry-out category?
Ms. Wang: “This award means that we have very good carry-out, and a very fast delivery.”
Bill Geist: “There was another category; the best Chinese buffet.”
Man Wang, who won the award for overall excellence: “This is like an Oscar Academy Award, you know. A ceremony where you walk down the red carpet. It’s a big deal.”
Bill Geist: “And do you feel like a star?”
Man Wang: “Oh yeah! At this moment, I am!”
Bill Geist: “The lifetime Achievement Award was presented to 91-year-old Cecilia Chiang.”
Cecilia Chiang: “The first time in America, I remember that everywhere we went, we could only get chop suey.”
Bill Geist: “Today, chop suey is the bane of Chinese cuisine.”
Chef Tony: “Asian food is sometimes too authentic for Americans. Like chicken feet.”
Bill Geist: “The Top 3 among 45,000 restaurants were announced under the category of the number one overall Chinese restaurant, and the winner was Michael Wei. He has been running his award-winning restaurant, Yang Ming Restaurant, located in Bryan Mawr, PA, for over 30 years.”
“What are you going to do with your award?”
Michael Wei: “Oh, I am very proud of this award. I will put this on the wall.”
Bill Geist: “How do you feel?”
Michael Wei: “I feel great!”
Bill Geist: “Do you feel like an Academy Award Oscar winner right now?”
Michael Wei: “Oh yeah!”
Bill Geist: “It’s great to see someone other than a movie star of pop singer get some recognition at a world show. Just one last question: Do you have chop suey on your menu?”
Michael Wei: “No! No!”