March 9, 2021

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Chinese restaurant owner praised for ‘extremely honest’ menu descriptions

Before taking the plunge and ordering food from a new restaurant, people will often look at the reviews.

After a quick check of TripAdvisor or Google, you’ll usually have a pretty good idea as to whether it’s worth trying.

What you don’t expect to see is the owner of the restaurant leaving their own critique, but Feigang Fei, owner of Aunt Dai in Montreal, Canada, prefers to give his customers his “extremely honest” opinions of his food right there on the menu.

The menu was shared by fan of the restaurant Kim Belair, known as @BagelofDeath on Twitter – and users have praised the owner for “keeping it real with your customers”.

The Orange Beef is “not THAT good”

Kim captioned a picture of the menu: “Aunt Dai is my favourite Chinese restaurant in Montreal, but the REAL treat is the menu, featuring extremely honest commentary from the owner.”

The dishes in her tweet include the Orange Beef, which is apparently “not THAT good”, compared to the restaurant’s General Tao Chicken.

The owner also revealed that he’s “not a fan” of the Sweet and Spicy Pork Strips because it’s different from the version he used to eat at university in China.

A screenshot of one of the restaurant's dishes
He says the dish he used to eat at university in China is nicer than the one he makes

Discussing the Satay Sauce Beef, he wrote: “This is new on our menu, I did not have a chance to try this one yet.

“According to a lot of customers, this one is very popular, I still don’t have a chance to taste it.

“Looks like I should spend more time eating in my own restaurant.”

A screenshot of one of the restaurant's dishes
He joked he should spend more time eating at his restaurant

While the Mouth-Watering Chicken was “very well known, and we are not 100% satisfied with the flavour now and it will get better really soon.”

He instead recommends the Sichuan Pepper Chicken Salad.

Talking about his potato stir fry-style dish, he said: “This plate will show you how Chinese cuisine can do with our beloved potato.

A screenshot of one of the restaurant's dishes
This dish is “too dry”

“This potato julienne dish is very very popular in China – let’s salute potato!”

Since being posted, the Tweet has received more than 73,000 likes, 12,100 retweets and hundreds of comments from fellow social media users who praised his honesty.

One person said: “I LOVE this.”

Another added: “This is dope. Some restaurants have a lot of trap items on their menu. Gotta keep it real with your customers.”

“I love the Orange Beef critique!” added a third.

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