Famous for spicy cucumber salad with chilli and garlic, Peking Duck and sizzling plates, just to name a few dishes, this is one restaurant worth heading to a shopping centre for. The service is efficient and the restaurant has a no MSG policy.
Emma Chen also has a second Joburg restaurant, the casual noodle spot People's Republic of Noodles (PRON) in Linden, where she serves up a simple menu of classic northern Chinese noodle bowls and other typically northern Chinese small plates such as handbreak bread.
Q&A 5 minutes with Head Chef Emma Chen
Name: Emma Chen
From: Taichung, Taiwan
Your favourite ingredient? Bean paste.
Your signature dish? Peking Duck.
Your favourite kitchen tool? Chopsticks.
Why Joburg? Johannesburg is my home away from home.
Share one summer food trend with us: Sharing assorted starters (tapas dishes) instead of mains.
A dish you'd like to master: Short crust apple flan
The dish you are most likely to make when you get home from work: Noodles in soup.
The best drink pairing for any meal: Chrysanthemum tea in summer, oolong tea in winter.
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Hyde Park Corner
Cnr Jan Smuts Ave and 6th Rd, Hyde Park
PRON - People's Republic of Noodles
69 7th St, Linden
One of Joburg's leading chefs, Emma Chen has been serving expertly executed Mandarin-style cuisine at her acclaimed Red Chamber restaurant in Hyde Park Corner for