I have always heard people ask where to have good Authentic Chinese food. No one seems to think there is any in Sioux Falls. I have always heard that it is "Americanised" well just as much as our Chinese food has an american flare, I believe this resturant in particular had Korean Chinese food. We went out for Chinese food last night. There is a place we can see from out our hotel window so we asked at the front desk if it was a good place and they said it was good. So feeling confident, after all we have been to many Chinese resturants in the US we walked in. NO one spoke English, which was fine. We sat down and they bring small bowls of kimche (a Korean spicy pickled cabbage dish eaten with most every meal in Korea), raw onions sliced into big chunks, some yellow half circle shaped things we didn't identify, a tiny bowl with what I think was plumb sauce but was a bit more salty, and another bowl of somthing that kind of looked like maybe summer kimche?? At any rate John was confussed. I knew from research and from others that in Korea they have many small bowls of food on the table and this was sort of like the bread course that everyone gets. John didn't buy it, he just sat there staring. I tasted a few of the things and John said "how do you know they don't bring those out to every table, like these were on the last table and no one ate them so they brought them here." I just looked at him confussed not even sure what he was saying. Needless to say he did not try any of it.
We were able to order by pointing at the menu items we wanted. Garlic Chicken, and Sweet and Sour pork. The Garlic Chicken was pretty spicy, but ok, and the sweet and sour pork was ok too but in a sweet clear looking sauce not a red sauce. No rice was served, you could order fried rice meals but we were suprised at the fact there was no steamed rice. There was plenty of food and we couldn't finish it all. We wondered if we could take our leftovers home since we have a fridge and microwave in the room but after looking in all the Korean guide books we found no place that said "doggie bag please" or "may I have a take home box" worried that we would end up confussing the waitress to no end, we ate a bit more than we needed and left it there. We were not super crazy about our meal anyway so I was not sure I wanted leftovers. I guess we do not enjoy Korean/Chinese food. We will stick to our favorite American Chinese food.
After dinner we took a walk down the street to see an ice skating rink we could see people skating on from our hotel room window.
View from hotel window at night. Notice the blue lights?
All the blue lights are decorations on trees for winter/Christmas. Here is John by one of the trees.
This is me by a subway entrance. More trees in the background.
The outside of our hotel at night.
Elevator door sign at our hotel. I guess you are not suppoed to lean on the door or you will fall and hit your head. John enjoyed the sign.