When I lived in China, particularly in Guangzhou, it was before the flood of western restaurants showed up. But there was one place we could go for a burger or ‘cue, and that was the Hard Rock, which was in a hotel owned by Singaporeans. And the Singaporeans, they love their western foods. (By the way, the Hard Rock didn’t last there, but now nearly every American fast food and fast casual restaurant chain is represented in the hundreds or thousands in China).
And so it goes that there are a lot of places in the world where the Hard Rock dutifully doles out food that westerners are used to, so as to not startle them with the local cuisine (like in Guangzhou, where we ate water beetles, snake, and you don’t wanna know…..).
In Puerto Vallarta, at the Hard Rock Hotel, you’ll find the Zen Oriental restaurant, dishing up Asian cuisine, including Izakaya (casual Japanese version of bar food), teppanyaki and sushi from the extensive a la carte menu.
Without further ado, here’s a selection of their dishes today.
Zen Oriental Restaurant