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The Longest Running Chinese Restaurants In America Honored With The Legacy Award


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February 1, 2019, Newark California, Chinese Restaurant Foundation(CRF) announced a list of long-standing Chinese restaurants in America for theLegacy Award. Master Chef Martin Yan, Chef-Restaurateur Tony Hu joined BettyXie, CRF’s Executive Director revealing the list to www.ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org.


The list includes 100 legendary restaurants that have stayed open fordecades, 50 years, a century and beyond. Many of these time-honored restaurantsare originated or still located in Chinatowns across the States. All havebecome landmarks in their communities and local favorite dining destinations.


San Francisco’s Chinatown Restaurant on 744 Washington Street, openedin 1919, stays at the same building. “We can’t wait to celebrate our 100thanniversary this summer,” said current owner Mr. Kwan. In 1920, Hang Ah serveddim sum BBQ pork buns while Nam Wah opened in New York. Orange Garden opened inChicago in 1924.


Topping the list is Sam Wo, the 113-year-old noodle shop known for itsdumb waiter & mid-night snack Chow-Fun. As its 3rd-generation chef-ownerDavid Ho recalls, “Sam Wo was built in 1906, right after the San Franciscoearthquake, with three families as original partners.’’  The oldest Chinese restaurant outsideChinatown, standing on Main Street in Butte Montana, is Pekin Noodle Parlor,established in 1914. This 105-year-old restaurant, now owned by father-and-sonteam Ding-Kuen & Jerry Tam, serves Chop Suey, Sweet and Sour Pork, EggFooYoung and iconic dishes representing Chinese-American cuisine along withhamburgers and fries. Food is hauled upstairs in a basket with a rope andpulley system from the kitchen like a century ago.


Visit America’s longest running Chinese restaurants and dozens ofauthentic Chinese restaurants that made the list: Chef Chu’s, Koi Palace,R&G Lounge, NYC’s Jin Fong, Shun Lee Palace, New Jersey’s Hunan Taste,Chicago’s Lao Sze Chuan. Taste a feast from Pot Stickers to Hong-Kong-styledimsum & Shanghai soup dumplings; from hot-n-sour soup to Si Chuan hotpots; from Kung Pao Chicken to Peking duck. Dare to try roast suckling pig BBQas the Year of the Pig begins on February 5.


About Chinese Restaurant Foundation

ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org is the firstnon-profit trade organization to promote Chinese restaurants in the US. Thefoundation is tied closely with Chinese Restaurant News, a monthly tradepublication founded in 1995 to inform Chinese-speaking restaurateurs offoodservice industry news and trends. ##

Media Contact: Stuart Millman

Phone:510.797.0808 ext.1688, Direct: (415) 518-8565

Email:  info@ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org, betty@c-r-n.com

SOURCE: Chinese Restaurant News