Hibachi Express

There’s a new restaurant in town that has been the topic of much conversation at the Embassy lately. Hibachi Express (despite a name that evokes Japanese cooking) is high quality fast-food Chinese cuisine. The restaurant has only been opened one month and yesterday Brian and I went to there for lunch with some of our coworkers. It was delicious!

It’s not a coincidence that this place looks like a Panda Express. The owner, an Argentine man married to a Paraguayan woman, lived for 17 years in the United States where he opened and managed over 20 Panda Express locations.

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He has now taken the concept of fast food Chinese to Paraguay. As the flier states, “Gourmet Asian food has arrived in Asunción!”

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Compared to Panda Express where the food is all pre-cooked and waiting for a customer to select it, at Hibachi Express the food is cooked to order by the waiter/owner/chef who speaks perfect English.

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Our group had beef and broccoli, black pepper chicken, chicken and green beans, orange chicken, fried shrimp, steamed rice and fried rice and spring rolls.

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With the exception of the fried shrimp everything was great (it is a landlocked country after all).

At end of the meal, there were quite a few members of the Clean Plate Club.

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And there were quite a few happy bellies!

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The good news is that this restaurant is open, nearby and delicious. The great news is that they will soon be expanding their offerings to include delivery!

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