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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:33 am
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So Yao Ming's parents and their friends opened a branch of the Yao Restaurant & Bar at the Houston Pavilions on Fannin Street, downtown Houston, just 3 minutes driving and 15 minutes walking distance from Toyota Centre.

The new branch, instead of being a Chinese cuisine restaurant is a Japanese sushi bar. :shock:


Yao Ming was there last night (February 3) with his parents at the grand opening of the restaurant.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:25 pm
User avatarPosts: 59329Location: Hong Kong/ChinaJoined: Tue Feb 25, 2003 5:13 am
The new release from Xinhua News Agency about the grand opening of the Yao Restaurant & Bar at Houston Pavilions.

Of course, Ye Li was not there, cos she stayed behind in Shanghai with her parents. 8)


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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/s ... 163445.htm

Second "Yao Restaurant" opens in U.S.

English.news.cn
2010-02-04


HOUSTON, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- A second "Yao Restaurant and Bar," named after Chinese NBA star Yao Ming, opened Wednesday in downtown Houston, Texas.

Five years after the first Yao restaurant was opened in West Houston, the new addition brings Yao closer to Toyota Center where NBA Rockets play.


It also offers a new place for downtown professionals and business people to have lunch and dinner while talking business, said Michael Bai, general manager of the new restaurant.

Red and black are the color schemes of the new Yao restaurant, with red Chinese and English character "Yao" being seen everywhere.

A glass display cabinet facing the entrance showcases items from sneakers to a basketball. A large poster of Yao on the cabinet reads: "From China to the NBA, from hero to underdog, a phenomenal journey of Yao Ming."

Food served at the restaurant combines Chinese and Western flavors, said Bai. On the menu are also drinks with Rockets characteristics: Long Shot Ice Tea, Slam Dunk Sling and the Reach-in Lychee Martini. A soup invented by Yao's mother is also served at the restaurant, according to Bai.

Yao and his parents showed up at Wednesday night's grand opening of the restaurant, which was packed with local guests and VIPs. Yao's pregnant wife Ye Li was not present. Yao did not give any comments on the restaurant's opening.

The new restaurant has a total investment of 1.5 million U.S. dollars, and Yao family did not contribute money but only lends the name "Yao" to the restaurant, according to sources close to Yao.

Yao, a seven-time NBA All-Star player, has not played since breaking the bone in his left foot during the Rockets' second-round playoff series against Los Angeles Lakers last May. Sidelined by his foot injury, Yao spent more time in China recently and became owner of his former Chinese team, the Shanghai Sharks.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:47 pm
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hey that's a chic I used to date posing with Yao's dad. Her name is Angela Wang, miss chinatown houston. Nice girl.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:51 pm
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pryuen wrote:
The new branch, instead of being a Chinese cuisine restaurant is a Japanese sushi bar. :shock:
Wow, well I guess it's Yao. He could get away with opening an opium den in Hong Kong..


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:32 pm
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nig1 wrote:
hey that's a chic I used to date posing with Yao's dad. Her name is Angela Wang, miss chinatown houston. Nice girl.


really, cool... i tapped her too while back.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:12 pm
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Are there any new stores for Yao Ming's restaurants?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:06 pm
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So Yao Restaurant and Bar Downtown at Houston Pavilions went out of business.

NOT SURPRISING AT ALL, cos it's really cut throat competition in cuisine/restaurant business.



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http://www.khou.com/news/Yao-Mings-down ... 84971.html

[size=150][color=red][b]Yao Ming


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:00 pm
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lol he made millions and cant make lease payments
typical chinse guy


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:12 pm
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buzzku wrote:

lol he made millions and cant make lease payments

typical chinse guy


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LEARN TO READ TO ACHIEVE, YOU BUTTHURT SCUMBAG !!! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:44 pm
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[quote="pryuen"]
So Yao Restaurant and Bar Downtown at Houston Pavilions went out of business.

NOT SURPRISING AT ALL, cos it's really cut throat competition in cuisine/restaurant business.



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http://www.khou.com/news/Yao-Mings-down ... 84971.html

[size=150][color=red][b]Yao Ming


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