News Flash! California is known to produce 82% of the all the almonds in the world.
Almonds have a high thirst for water which puts them in an impossible situation given the drought condition in California. It has been calculated that to produce a single almond it takes a gallon of water. Crazy! And according to a recent invoice from our suppliers, the price of our almonds have jumped 300%.
So, long story short – we will no longer add almonds to our “Almond Gai Ding” dish (a fresh stir fry with diced white chicken breast and vegetables) unless you request it (and expect a tiny portion). It is now called simply “Gai Ding” (now without the almonds). This will also affect combination plates that have this item (#145, #146). Because the only nut we carry at the restaurant are almonds, at this rate, we may phase out ALL nuts from our premises!