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What happened to CHEN CHEN restaurant? Chinese food American style.

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busanfoodguy
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What happened to CHEN CHEN restaurant? Chinese food American style.
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Chef Kwon (Chen) has moved many times in the last 10 years that he has been cooking Chinese for Busan citizens. He is the Korean/American who had a restaurant in San Mateo, California for 18 years.  For the last few years his restaurant (Chen Chen) has been across from Pukyoung University. Yesterday I discovered his place empty but with signs still up.

Does anyone have any information on his intentions? Did he just move or did he finally retire?

kiwimozart
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Re: What happened to CHEN CHEN restaurant? Chinese food ...
Moved on to greener pastures I heard - Seoul.
tharp42
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I ate there about two weeks ago and they told us they were closing up shop.  I am really really really bummed.  Chen Chen was f*&king awesome.
mattsid
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Someone told me that he's moving to somewhere new, but don't know where yet. Will try and find out.
143busan
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i know i've seen an american style chinese food place opposite the pnu subway station.  its called wok something.  i wanna say wok n' roll??  never been but thats the type of cuisine they claim.  i believe its in that building with the movie theater.  can't remember what it was called.
JetSetter
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There is an American style Chinese restaurant opening in Nampodong... in the same complex as "The Pho, the Pan, the Cafe" .... next to the Busan Bank, right down the street from ABC Mart.  I'm pretty sure it's called Chen Chen, but I may be mistaken.
busanfoodguy
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Chef Chen, the owner, emailed me and said :

Thank you for stopping by at my restaurant.
Unfortunately I had to sell my business and move up to Pyung Tek in Kyoung Ki Do.
Thank you very much for your concern and being such a good customers and friends...

Sad, but true. We no longer have him in Busan.

Lets hope we can find an alternative place to buy inexpensive Chinese food.
Any more suggestions?
deckily08@hotma...
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Is the CHEN CHEN Chinese Resto fronting Haeundae Beach the same store people have been discussing here? Its almosting fronting Busan Aquarium? Coz the way I see it, this store is still in operation.. I forgot the Bldg name though (Sky... something )

Correct me if Im mislead and misinformed though..

tharp42
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The Chen Chen you speak of is NOT the same.  There was only one, and, as his email states, he's moved on to Pyeon-taek.
busanfoodguy
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Regarding the opening of an American style restaurant in Nampo Dong next to the Pho, ect..  ABC Mart?

The only Pho I know of is on on end of the Nampo Dong walking street around the corner from PIFF Plaza.. no ABC mart there.. I don't recognize any of the other stores mentioned.

Could someone please check this sighting out and give some more directions? Like from a subway exit or other large landmark.

Thanks..

Bobby from Busa...
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If you hear anything let me know, for now I will take him off the food page.

And if you have any other stuff you think should be up there, let me know

busanhaps@gmail.com

MattE
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Busanfoodguuuuuy.......*hands on hips, shakes head* is there anything food he can't figure out- He's even got Chef Kwon on his rolodex. *hmph*.
mattsid
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BFG walk in the other direction to the Vietnamese restaurant on that same street. You will pass a big Paris Baguette on your left and KFC on your right. You then get to that 3 way intersection that sometimes has bands etc playing in the middle of it. I got the street shot from Naver to help you get your bearings. KFC should be on the far left of the picture and ABC Mart on the right. If you look past and to the right of ABC Mart, the new restaurant complex including the Chinese is across the street from the Calvin Kline shop.

http://maps.naver.com/?dlevel=13&lat=35.0991952&lng=129.0312452&menu=loc...

Click the full screen button towards the top right if you can't see all shops mentioned.

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