China’s five-star flag flutters at the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China
Less than 10 years ago, if you lived in Karachi and wanted a Chinese meal you either headed to Block 2, Clifton where China Town and Jade Garden are located, or the well-known Kow Loon and Yun Tuang restaurants on Tariq Road. However, today, Block 4, Clifton, could well be termed Karachi’s new Chinese food hub, since several Chinese restaurants have opened there recently. Coincidentally, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China is also located there.
The white exterior of the Red Emperor China Bistro
The Chinese Trinity… First came China Kitchen, right across the street from Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s mausoleum, with menu offerings that ranged from Wasabi prawns to the famed Peking Duck (China’s national dish), stuffed crab claws and lobster in black bean sauce. Canton and Red Emperor China Bistro followed with equally extensive menus. Canton’s menu highlights include chicken and vegetable wontons and deep fried Red Snapper served with chilli sauce. Meanwhile, the Red Emperor China Bistro has indoor and outdoor seating; pagodas lend the restaurant’s atmosphere an ‘ethnic’ feel; favoured dishes include salt and pepper calamari and sticky fish. Continue reading