’s Chopstix restaurant may be new, but owner Dave Chou brings a lifetime of experience creating high-quality, unique Asian food for American diners to the business.
Though he arrived in the U.S. from Taiwan with a degree in Marine Engineering, Dave Chou quickly immersed himself in the family business – high-end Asian food – and hasn’t looked back since. After working in his father’s business for years, Chou brought his expertise into his own restaurant in Northville – with a few changes.
“I tweaked it a bit and added some modern twist to the existing menu by incorporating cuisines form other southeastern Asian cuisines,” he says.
Chou took some time off from running his own restaurant to spend more time with his kids. Now, however, East Lansing is the benefactor of his return to the restaurant business.
“I believe my restaurant can offer a niche to the Asian dining scene as the cuisine is more Hunan and Szechuan in style, while others offer more of a Cantonese flavor,” says Chou. “I have confidence in the unique recipes and the careful selection of ingredients that go into preparation of the food.”
Chopstix currently seats 70 diners in its 2,000 square foot, Grand River location. Chou currently employs seven workers, and anticipates increasing that number as the business grows.
“Chopstix does not only appeal to American palate, but carefully designed our menu with the large Chinese and other Asian population in mind,” he says. “Our ultimate goal is to turn Chopstix into a local dining fixture where people who truly enjoy delicious and high quality Asian food would consider us as their home.”