Kung Fu Fast Food in Shanghai China - I thought it was a joke when I passed by one of the chains around the city while taking a train. No one to confirm this I eventually made my way to one of the outlets as my curiosity got the better of me. After all, I was in Shanghai, China and the fact that Bruce Lee was used as the main icon or ambassador, it made me want to try this place even more.
Kung Fu Fast Food in Shanghai, China
Tucked strategically as you enter or exit the main train station, you could not miss the outlets bright red colour with Bruce Lee's famous fighting pose in his yellow track suit from the movie Game Of Death. Without hesitation, I walked straight in and to the ordering counter. It reminded me of a Chinese McDonalds minus the burgers and fizzy drinks.
Kung Fu Fast Food menu board
Greeted by the Kung Fu Fast Food staff and me not knowing a word of Mandarin, I was lost in translation as usual. Luckily for Lilian's basic Mandarin, it was translated as 'Hello - May I take your order sir'. Oh well, the menu board looks pretty interesting with a large variety of sets, the only problem - No fries with my order. I ordered number 3 which looked really appetizing.
Amazing Chinese selection
Having paid the amount, the order was quickly sent to the cashier piping hot. Beat this - Chinese minced pork with rice, a side dish of boiled vegetables in soy sauce, some ginseng chicken soup and for drinks, an iced milk tea. I have to admit, it was pretty damn good considering this was fast food Chinese styled. Every single dish was consumed and I wanted more....
Kung Fu Fast Food at West Yan An Road train station
If you ever visit China or Shanghai and want to experience this amazing place, just keep a lookout for Bruce Lee in his famed yellow tracksuit. There are a few of these outlets around town. Or you can simply ask around. I wonder if this will catch on in the western world or even in Malaysia or Southeast Asia.
Kung Fu Fast Food is also owned by Global Fast Food Chains and the company is based in Guangzhou, China. They operate a total of 106 stores throughout China and apparently only 3 in Shanghai. One problem you may face is that the staff do not speak English. If you are lucky enough, the younger staff may know a little broken English. Kung Fu Fast Food article on Wall Street JournalKung fu Fast Food in Mandarin
(For Chinese readers)