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Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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August 11, 2008 8:24am

The old Odeon Theatre straight ahead. On the right once stood Kwong Chow a famous restaurant known for its dim sum and open air dining. There used to be a lot of stray dogs in Kwong Chow area. I wonder why. There is no right turn into Thong Sui Kai in front of the old Odeon. You will have to turn in from Robin Hotel area as it is a one-way street.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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August 11, 2008 9:42pm

Kwong Chow was a popular spot for al fresco dining at night. Their old-style dim sum was excellent and the 'chi bau kai' (chicken fried with paper wrapped around it) was especially appetizing. There were rumors that the restaurant was haunted but regardless of what was said, the crowds keep coming because the food was good. I heard that many years later, the restaurant was gone because the building was gutted by fire,
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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August 11, 2008 11:46pm

You're right Ken about the Chi Bau Kai which was a favourite among diners there. My favourite is the Siew Mai, Kow Chee and Voo Kok. The land has been flattened and another eatery has opened there. I noticed this place when I went to Thong Sui Kai for supper. It had some dim coloured lights. I'm not what they sell.
kayes

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August 12, 2008 3:49am

I really miss those drive-in places like Kwong Chow. No need to hunt for parking space ..... just drive in and park next to your fav table. And they sold good paus there too. You could drive in and ta pau your paus and off you go. How convenient.



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