A national chain serving Hunanese wraps – which have a lot in common with Mexican burritos (except for the taste) – opens in Shenzhen. They are assembled while you wait. Will they live up to expectations?
A national fast food chain serving Hunanese style burritos – or should I say, 'wraps'? – comes to Shenzhen. How will they taste?
I was making my way down Renmin Road South (People's Road South) from the King Glory Plaza shopping mall to my favourite massage parlour when I spotted a newly opened fast food joint serving something that looked surprisingly similar to burritos – or should I say "wraps"?
My plans to have dinner at my favourite noodle and dumpling shop were abandoned. I decided to give the place a try.
There were 2 people behind the counter. One was making something that looked a lot like tortillas – Mexican tortillas (as in thin flat pancakes made of wheat or corn flour) and not Spanish tortillas (as in omelettes).
The other was assembling something that looked a lot like burritos, using ingredients that you could point out through the glass.
I opted for beef, pork, chicken, some shredded stuff, and some sauces. I was afraid to include the lettuce – not sure about eating raw vegetables in China.
OMG!!! It exceeded my expectations!!!
On my second visit, I asked a few questions and learned the the shop was part of a national chain. Who said fast food shops had to sell junk food? I now have a new addiction!
How to Get There
The eatery is located on Renmin Road South, across a narrow alley from the King Glory Plaza shopping mall, on the same side of the street. It is within a short walk of the Guo Mao metro station.
The eatery is one stop by metro from the Hong Kong – China border. It can be reached on foot in about 15 minutes.
Guige Lorou Juan, 2010 Renmin Road South (People's Road South), Lowu District, Shenzhen, China. National Telephone Hotline: 400-9966-177. For More Information: Guige Lurou Juan
Make It Happen!
Shenzhen is a modern city with all manner of accommodation, from luxurious 5 star resorts to modest dormitories to a capsule hotel with capsules renting for just over US$10 a night.
As a city of migrants, Shenzhen has thousands of restaurants, cafes, and food stalls serving regional Chinese dishes from all over the country as well as the national cuisines of countries all over the world.
Have you ever tried a Hunanese wrap? Would you recommend it to others?
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