Betty Leung, co-owner of the popular Vietnamese-Asian fusion restaurant, Chopstix, in Plaza Bugambilias in Ajijic, has opened The Wok, an authentic Chinese restaurant, with chef Antonio (Wang) at the helm, upstairs in the same mall.
Antonio speaks a little English, very little Spanish, but very good Chinese and is a master of wok dishes.
A friend and I enjoyed some of his creations the other day. We tried Beef Ho Fun, quick fried beef tenderloin with thick rice noodles and very thinly sliced julienne vegetables; deep fried marinated pork ribs seasoned with a 13-spice blend and tossed with browned garlic; and roast pork belly served over Choi Sum, a Chinese broccoli and served with a sweet Hoisin sauce.
We also enjoyed Dim Sum specialties Sui Mai and Har Gow, steamed pork and shrimp dumplings from the Chopstix menu along with their excellent Chinese green tea and lemon grass tea, and a Vietnamese-style coffee. No room was left for their homemade ice cream or different daily desserts. The Chinese are celebrating mid-autumn festival and Betty has whipped up some moon cakes, a Chinese dessert specialty.
You can order from The Wok at Chopstix and eat there or take it home. Both restaurants are presently open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. The Wok may soon be open until 7 p.m. Call 376-766-1375 or see their menus on facebook/ChopstixMX.