DaTang restaurant goes “Italian”
DaTang restaurant has opened its second branch at the Italian-inspired Venice Grand Canal Mall in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
Presenting Chinese fusion, the restaurant combines traditional and modern cooking techniques and ingredients. Its name combines the words “Da”, which means great, and “Tang” to signify the Tang dynasty, considered one of the most prosperous Chinese eras, especially in literature and food.
DaTang’s modern interior in black, brown and gray, with traditional touches such as red lamps, classic paintings and jars of spices and herbs. The dinnerware is marble.
Its Taiwanese chefs draw on styles and flavours from the eight great Chinese cuisine traditions – Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan and Zhejiang – fusing them with modern techniques.
“Our brand is trying to do something different from traditional Chinese food,” says DaTang F&B director Tani Lu. “We combine a lot of elements, like Chinese, Japanese and Western styles and mix them together to create new Chinese fusion food.”
While there are no stir-fried noodles, beef with broccoli, or sweet-and-sour fish, there are such standards as steamed fish. The signature chicken dish is fried chicken wings coated with a sweet garlic sauce glaze.
There are borders and private spaces in the restaurant, as well as a bar for wine and cocktails.
DaTang first outlet is nearby in Forbes Town Center, Metro Manila.