Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spookspotters' Challenge: Washington, D.C.'s Yenching Palace, Center of Intrigue

In re the prior-post Spookspotters' Challenge, still unresolved: A larger view. I spent many an hour at this hideout, back in the day....


10 comments:

Mark said...

details please!!! Want to know what you know! Stop holding us in suspense!

Michael said...

Since my comment about the Cuban Missile Crisis was incorrect, let me try:
Kissinger opening relations with China.
Panda News Conference.
1st Walgreens in DC.
Bugged booth.

Minicapt said...

Margaritas were half price after 3 PM. Free if you wore an ao dai.

Cheers

Susan Katz Keating said...

Free if you wore an ao dai True, but they only gave the non-blended version, so it wasn't worth the trouble.

As for those details, Mark...

The restaurant was owned by the son of an old Chinese warlord. The family had connections that were a Who's Who of ultra-modern Chinese history. The restaurant wound up as the locale for things China-spooky in the U.S. Patrons included Henry Kissinger (frequent), Chinese spies, Mick Jagger, and moi. When I worked the Chinaspy beat, I spent many an hour interviewing sources who had much to divulge. But I never sat in the first booth, by the office. Because the owner told me my convos would not be secret...

Denise said...

Susan I wish you would write more about your adventures. I have a feeling they would be fascinating.

Michael said...

At least I nailed the bugged booth...

The Green Waver said...

Did anyone win?

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Did you every try the chow fun?

BZ

Susan Katz Keating said...

This is a toughie. Mark was the first to solve the mystery, but he withheld his answer because he already has a copy of the prize, a Madison Rising CD. Then Michael figured it out, but he, too, has a CD. El Jefe asked for a CD, but he didn't solve the puzzle. So, Dear Ones... what to do?

As for the menu BZ... I usually ate what Mr. Lung suggested, which mostly was Gen Tso's chicken, because he knew that I liked it.

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