Often, guests who visit us at Blue Bamboo write online reviews to share their experiences with others. I appreciate each and every visit our guests make to our restaurant, and every review that is out there. It is our pleasure that our guests include Blue Bamboo in the online community. Most of all, we appreciate the support during our first 7 years in business. There is a plethora of review sites out there, and the fact that our guests take the time to share the word about Blue Bamboo is heartwarming.
Those who are new to Blue Bamboo ask us about the kind of food that we serve. We call it hip Asian comfort food. When I worked up in New England with my mentor, Ming Tsai, at Blue Ginger, he taught me to learn how to cook food with cultural accuracy before making it my own. I always keep that in mind with every dish that I create. That’s what you will experience when you visit Blue Bamboo. We’ve taken what we like about Asian dishes, and present you with our interpretations, which I hope you’ll agree are pretty darned good. Some people call what we do “fusion.” Call it what you want, but I just hope you’ll like our food.
There is local history in what my family and I do. My grandfather’s very own restaurant was right here in our neighborhood 40 years ago. Even though the type of food that we serve is different from what grandpa served, some of his customers and their families are now our customers. It’s a great feeling to have that history. With all of our busy lives, often we settle for what’s convenient, and not what has meaning. Only decades of service can build some of these relationships that I value so much today.
These days, I am thankful to be a part of the Jacksonville community again, taking part in local charity events and teaching food classes at the local culinary college. The restaurant gives me the opportunity to do these things.
As we approach our anniversary, i am thankful for all out there who have included us in the online community during Blue Bamboo’s first 7 years, and every one of us at Blue Bamboo takes your reviews to heart. We constantly evaluate our internal operations and change when we need to. That agility is one of the benefits of being a single unit, local, and family restaurant operation.
As much as I’d like to, I simply don’t get to personally say hello to everyone that comes through our doors. I do try to speak with our guests and actively seek feedback when they are in the restaurant. If you would like to contact me, I can always be reached at the restaurant- 904.646.1478.
Going forward into our next 7 years, I promise we’ll continue delivering fun, one-of-a-kind, casual experiences inspired by our travels and experiences worldwide to you at Blue Bamboo. I look forward to meeting all of our new guests and strengthening relationships with our current guests.
Chef and proprietor
About the Blog
Chef Dennis Chan is the creator of Blue Bamboo, a great restaurant. He writes this blog as an outlet for his food ideas and to keep fans of Blue Bamboo, Hip Asian Comfort Food and his cooking classes up-to-date.
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