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August 28, 1992 - Image 82

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-08-28

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LISTENING POST I

20% OFF

!BEST OF EVERYTHING

DINNER ONLY 5 p.m.-9 pm.. 7 DAYS A WEEK

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DINE IN (Maximum 10 People) CARRY-OUT (Maximum S75 Order)
GOOD WITH COUPON ONLY ... IN BOTH OUR CHINESE RESTAURANT
& JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE WITH PURCHASE OF 2 OR MORE DINNERS

• Not Good In The Tokyo Sushi Bar
• Dinner Entrees Only
• Not Good With Any Other Coupons • Not Good On Our Specialty & Combo Menus

Expires 10-10-92

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Tradition And Modernity Mix
Deliciously At New Hoa Kow

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DANNY RASKIN

Local Columnist

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851-7400

RATED #1 BY SELECT GROUP OF JUDGES FOR BEST QUALITY
& BEST VALUE WHITEFISH BY AN ORIENTAL RESTAURANT IN
SOUTHFIELD, OAK PARK & WEST BLOOMFIELD.

ANNOUNCING THE OPENING OF
ANOTHER WING HONG EXPRESS

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hat would his ances-
tors think . . .
putting honorable
tradition aside and going the
modern route?
Then again, they probably
wouldn't mind, seeing as how
the second Hoa Kow that
opened in Crosswinds Mall,
Orchard Lake Road at Lone
Pine, is using the best of two
worlds in its successful
endeavor.
How Kow's first place in
Oak Park that opened more
than 37 years ago is still on
Nine Mile west of Coolidge,
seating about 100.
There was a time years
back when eating whitefish
at a Chinese restaurant was
like having steak in a
delicatessen . . . Many delis
had it, but never featured the
dish or were very big on
steak.
My, how things have turn-
ed around at Hoa Kow .. .
Between the two locations,
West Bloomfield and Oak
Park, its fish supplier must be
ecstatic . . . with both places
together now going more
than 1,700 pounds a week .. .
It has gotten so big, in fact,
that the Hoa Kow whitefish
comes in many forms . . .
seven different ways . . .
Broiled, Hong Kong,
Szechuan, Sweet and Sour,
Hong Sui, Slightly Breaded
and Sauteed with Light
Breading and Fresh
Vegetables . . . It is not
unlikely to sometimes see
more people eating whitefish
than Chinese food at the two
Hoa Kows.
But this isn't to say that
Hoa Kow has forsaken its
Chinese dining . . . not by any
means . . . The chef, Jin Qui
Hu, is the same one Gene met
cooking in the streets of Can-
ton, China, and brought to
the United States . . . You
don't get too much more
authentic than someone like
him . . . Oriental dining at
Hoa Kow is still a heavy
favorite.
He uses no MSG (monosodi-
um glutamate) and almost all
foods are cooked in chicken
stock . . . These are important
factors in healthy eating.
Evening hostess at West
Bloomfield, personable Carol
Homer, came to help when
Gene opened in May and has
never left . . . Her sons, Brian,
at Cambridge Hospital of
Harvard Medical School;
Kevin, starting dental school

in September; and Scott, Olde
Stocks branch manager, all
grew up in Oak Park with
Gene's son Victor.
The second West Bloomfield
location of Hoa Kow is where
the Aristocrat and Medallion
restaurants were previously
situated, directly across from
Manuel's . . . It has a com-
plete change . . . more to the
modernistic and contem-
porary look with very little
semblance of Chinese decor
. . . Seating in three rooms
plus added booths is now 170,
including a large lounge ser-
ving cocktails and a bigger
kitchen than before with even
the dishwasher changed.
At the West Bloomfield
piano Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, Don Nadell is head
of the Roosevelt School art
department in Oak Park with
more than 25 years in the O.P.
school system, and sees so
many of his former students
. . . One of them, Victor Woo,
Gene's son, works with dad
along with brother Arthur,
sister Goyann, wife Li Xia
and grandfather Dan Woo in
running the two Hoa Kow
operations . . . Gene's mother,
Diane, Victor's grandmother,
does a lot of the cooking in
Oak Park and visits West
Bloomfield to check over
things.
Among those who have
made Hoa Kow an instant
success in Crosswinds Mall
are second-, third- and fourth-
generation localites whose
parents were and still are
stalwarts at the Oak Park site
which, like Old Man River,
keeps rolling along.
What would Gene's
ancestors say about his now
having a fax machine? . . . A
what? . . . Don't try telling
them how it works, they'll
think you've gone batty .. .
Hoa Kow will be delivering
lunches by early part of
September with many people
ordering by fax.
A Chinese restaurant with
a five-piece rhythm 'n blues
band? . . . C'mon now, that's
going a bit too far . . . But it's
true, folks . . . At West Bloom-
field, Gene has "Orange Lake
Drive" every Thursday even-
ing through September, put-
ting out a lot of foot-stomping
music.
Soon, both West Bloomfield
and Oak Park will have iden-
tical menus . . . Currently,
each serve many of the same
dishes . . . Crosswinds also
has a separate appetizer
menu which goes over big.
Development of Chinese

cooking itself is well over
4,000 years old . . . And
whitefish as prepared by Hoa
Kow today definitely had no
part in it . . . However, Gene's
ingenious methods of prepar-
ing whitefish has people corn-
ing from all parts of
Michigan.
His ancestors may not have
eaten whitefish the way Gene
prepares it or tasted such fine
Chinese food, but one thing
they can't deny . . . Another of
their boys has made it big in
the restaurant game.
ONLY 400 people will be
invited to the Oct. 1 opening
of the George Burns Theater
in Livonia . . . The black-tie
event will include a cross sec-
tion of local society honoring
veteran actor George Burns,
beginning with the theater's
dedication followed by a
lavish party at the Ritz
Carlton Hotel, which also will
sponsor him.
"Entertainment Tonight"
will be in town to cover the oc-

The Hoa Kow
whitefish comes in
many forms ...
seven different
ways ...

casion with an excited George
Burns on hand for both hap-
penings . . . He has been talk-
ing it up big about a theater
being named after him, with
guest appearances on "Good
Morning America" and the
"Arsenio Hall Show."
Following the appearance of
George Burns and singer/ac-
tress Florence Henderson,
Oct. 2 and 3 (8 p.m. curtain),
Stuart Gorelick is bringing in
"Aspects of Love" by Andrew
Lloyd Weber ("Phantom of
the Opera") Oct. 9-25 .. .
"Lettice and Lovage," starr-
ing five-time Tony Award win-
ner Julie Harris, comes in
Jan. 18-25 . . . Anthony
Quinn's pre-Broadway show,
"Many Faces of Man," is set
for April 1993 . . . Other
musicals and stage shows are
being planned by Stuart,
head of Center Stage Produc-
tions, which owns and
operates the new George
Burns Theater for the Perfor-
ming Arts.
He also has come up with a
terrific incentive for all
season ticket holders . . . They
can go to the theater and pick
out their own seats . . . Can't
recall this ever being done
before.

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