My wife and I are long time fans of Martin Yan having watched all his PBS shows and having cooked many recipes from his books.All have been terrific. We frequent numerous Asian and Chinese restaurants, and shop in Asian supermarkets at a major metropolitan region. We had high hopes for this restaurant. I for one did not like the mall setting.Not being a fan of malls in general I found the large opening to the mall to be loud and annoying. Service was slow and not knowledgeable. We had the lobster with scissor cut noodles (on celebration of lobster menu, not on regular menu). Lobster was well cooked, and served in a tomato base sauce which overpowered the other flavors. Also had Sichuan Green Beans, was expecting some heat but the dish was bland. Waitress could also have advised us that the lobster dish contained lots of green beans, so we could have ordered a different vegetable. Ordered the Crispy Roast Chicken because they were out of duck. How can you be out of duck on an average weeknight. The chicken was dry and tasteless. The salt plum seasoning was salty and only added a powdery texture without much flavor. Had a Buddha Breeze cocktail a little sweet nothing special, ordered a second one only took about 20 minutes to arrive. Small tables servers were piling some of our plates on the girders between tables. All in all a shoddy performance. Given Mr. Yan's history as a chef, cookbook author etc we expected a mind blowing experience and instead were treated to a less then mediocre dinner.
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