Mao Jia Hunan Restaurant Shenzhen

Probably the most famous Hunanese person in China if not in the world is Chairman Mao, although when it comes to famous Chinese cuisines, Hunanese cooking which  is one of the eight regional cuisines of China is probably not that well known.  Hunan cooking is known for its spicy flavor, pungent aroma and deep color and with its generous use of chili, oil and garlic, Hunan cuisine is often compared to the better known Sichuan cuisine. One of the characteristics that does distinguish Hunan cuisine from Sichuan cuisine is that, in general, Hunan cuisine uses smoked and cured goods in its dishes much more frequently.

Shenzhen’s Mao Jia restaurant or Mao’s Kitchen is a Hunan-style retro restaurant chain that supposedly serves all of the chairman’s favorite foods. Typically the restaurant features a selection of Mao’s pictures hanging on the wall as well as a huge likeness of the chairman himself in the entrance.  As mentioned Hunan-style dishes are renowned for being spicy and the food served here is in this sense very authentic, in other words, very spicy. Service is usually efficient and fast.

A dish reported to be a favourite of Mao Zedong in his time in Beijing is Hunan red braised pork belly with a sweet caramelised
flavour. Other favorite dishes are

 

Chairman Mao's Braised Pork

Fried Cauliflower with chili oil and red peppers

Poached chicken and peanuts in chili oil

The Chairman's favorite crispy fried shrimp and peanuts

Hunan Ham with peppers and green onions

Tofu braised with peppers, scallions and ham

Spicy pickled Daikon radish

Zhenxing Lu Branch
Huafu Lu Intersection, 156 Zhenxing Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755-83229236

Nanhai Dadao Branch
2F, Sida Building, Yuehai Lu, Nanhai Dadao, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755-26420055

Caitian Lu Branch
2F, Hefu Garden, Haibin Square, Caitian Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755-88303188

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One thought on “Mao Jia Hunan Restaurant Shenzhen

  1. Dear Sirs/Madam,

    We would like to open your restaurant as a branch in our country.
    Please advice where to contact.
    We will be in HongKong 13-19 December2011.
    Can wee meet?
    Thanks.
    John Liem
    Mobile +62 85813109999

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