One Twitter response came from the owner himself, Feigang Fei, and was as kind as the shared opinions on the menu: “Hey, I’m the owner of Cuisine AuntDai, thanks to your tweet, I got a lot of interviews in the press. It’s been one hell of a few days in my entire life. Join Twitter to thank you. If you like, I want to talk to you. You’re my first person to follow on Twitter!!!”
According to an interview he gave Eater, Fei only realized the attention his restaurant was receiving when a German newspaper reached out to publish an article about the menu. He explained that the criticism stemmed from an attempt to convey how spicy or greasy certain dishes were, citing difficulties in ordering Chinese food. He also thought it best to direct customers to the dishes they would actually eat, thereby reducing food waste.
Throughout the pandemic, a steady influx of customers helped avoid worst-case scenarios, and apparently customer traffic increased after the tweet went viral. However, Fei stresses that he hopes people don’t expect too much when it comes to food: “I just don’t want people to be disappointed, and I don’t want to sell too much.”