Well, the German Restaurant has closed. Yet another Western restaurant that didn’t make it. (I will depress myself if I list all those that didn’t make it. And although not “Western” I’m especially sad about the Thai restaurant closing last Nov/Dec. And does anyone remember the Yellow River Café? I’ll stop now).
What gives? As it turns out, we knew one of the part-owners of the place, we just knew him as the owner of a car rental company, not as the owner of the German Restaurant and Bull Bar. He said it closed because business was bad and because Chinese people don’t like Western food.
So I have a lot of questions for you…
- Do you think Hohhot has a large enough foreign community to support foreign restaurants?
- Do you think he’s right that Hohhotians don’t like Western food? or just German food?
- What kind of restaurant would you most love to see in Hohhot?
Along those lines, take the following VERY BRIEF (two questions) survey about what you most wish Hohhot had:
And in related news, the Bull Bar is looking for a foreign band if you have musical ability and are so inclined. They would also considering hiring a foreign chef if you have credentials and are looking for a job. Both options could provide a work visa.