A Factory for All The Cheese in China

The Wall Street Journal: “Halfway through his meal at the new Cheesecake Factory in Hong Kong, which opened earlier this year, Ken Wu knew he had to come up with a survival plan to get through the rest of dinner.The amount of food—including nachos, pasta, a pork chop, pizza and fried dishes—was overwhelming.”

“‘Feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese…I know it’s called The Cheesecake Factory but never could we have imagined how much cheese was in everything!’ said Una Wong, who dined with Mr. Wu,” who “likened the sensation to Sichuan peppercorn, the numbing and spicy flavoring used in Western China that obliterates the taste of anything else.”

“First-timers to the chain say they were attracted by photos posted by online reviewers and tales of American excess relayed by friends and family abroad. After the meal, however, their enthusiasm sometimes diminishes. Mr. Wu … offered this verdict: ‘I don’t think I can have cheese for another three months, at least’.”


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