While in America a non-delivery Chinese restaurant is an oxymoron, in China the most famous restaurants choose not to serve the lazy. However, everything is about to change!
While you’ll still have to get off your ass and out of the house, you’ll only have to walk to the nearest supermarket for all your favorite dishes. The “Central Kitchen” project will collect partially cooked dishes from Shanghai’s trademark restaurants for sale in such hypermarkets as Carrefour. All you’ll need is a microwave and basic number punching skills.
As of now only 20 restaurants are joining the “Central Kitchen” project, but 3,000 more eateries are expected to join by the end of the year. The reasoning behind the project is that food processing, packaging and distribution when standardized will simplify hygiene procedures, improve efficiency and lower labor costs. Also, we’re guessing we might get to eat some more delicious preservatives to keep the food fresh. But hey it’s better than using cardboard to keep the prices down!
Well-known restaurants such as, Shen Da Cheng, Wang Jia Sha and Xiao Nan Guo have joined. So next time you are craving some zongzi or xiaolongbao, don’t join the masses, just switch on CCTV9 and warm up the hotbox, you’re in for a lovely lazy night!
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