“Yu Xiang Rou Si: Fish Flavored Pork without the Fish” with Dragonwell Bistro

Yu Xiang Rou Si, or Fish flavored Pork in Garlic Sauce, is a Sichuan province dish very popular in the U.S. Contrary to the name, this dish does not actually contain any fish. Learn how this dish is prepared at the Dragonwell Bistro, ask questions and taste the dish!

Talks are included with membership or admission, and no registration is required. Members of the garden receive 15% off dinner at Dragonwell Bistro during the months of June and July. (Please present your membership card at the restaurant to receive this offer; restrictions may apply by restaurant.)


About the Presenter

Dragonwell Bistro's owner, Jack Chu, grew up in the restaurant business in Portland and remembers spending most of his youth working at his parents' two restaurants after school and on weekends. Determined to find his own path, he decided to pursue work outside of the restaurant business. After finishing his MBA, he worked as a business consultant for 20 years in and around China. During his travels all over China and its many regions, he was fortunate enough to taste the best of the most authentic Chinese dishes and cuisines and is proud to bring these dishes to Portland.

Dragonwell Bistro offers cuisines from various regions around China, many dishes are influenced by southern Chinese cuisine. Jack's wife, Annie, is from the southern city of Hangzhou, also known as China's "Heaven on Earth." This region's cuisine is so famous that the Emperor Kin Lung himself dressed as a regular citizen to go there and taste the region's many delicacies.


Ongoing Programs

Lan Su Chinese Garden offers infinite paths to discovery, whether you are a visitor simply taking in the beauty of the garden for the first  time, or a member who comes back day after day to sip tea in the Teahouse. Most activities are included with your purchase of membership or admission. Visitors can join in an instructor-led tai chi session, take a guided tour of the garden with a staff horticulturalist, enjoy live music performances at the Teahouse, or learn to play Chinese games like mahjong and wei chi.

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As a member, you and a guest may visit as frequently as you like. Enjoy discounts on Lantern Viewing tickets and other special events, discounts in the Teahouse and Garden Shop plus so much more.


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