For Immediate Release
February 1, 2019, Newark California, Chinese Restaurant Foundation(CRF) announced a list of long-standing Chinese restaurants in America for the Legacy Award. Master Chef Martin Yan, Chef-Restaurateur Tony Hu joined Betty Xie, CRF's Executive Director revealing the list to www.ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org.
The list includes 100 legendary restaurants that have stayed open for decades, 50 years, a century and beyond. Many of these time-honored restaurants are originated or still located in Chinatowns across the States. All have become landmarks in their communities and local favorite dining destinations.
San Francisco's Chinatown Restaurant on 744 Washington Street, opened in 1919, stays at the same building. “We can't wait to celebrate our 100th anniversary this summer,” said current owner Mr. Kwan. In 1920, Hang Ah served dim sum BBQ pork buns while Nam Wah opened in New York. Orange Garden opened in Chicago in 1924.
Topping the list is Sam Wo, the 113-year-old noodle shop known for its dumb waiter & mid-night snack Chow-Fun. As its 3rd-generation chef-owner David Ho recalls, “Sam Wo was built in 1906, right after the San Francisco earthquake, with three families as original partners." The oldest Chinese restaurant outside Chinatown, standing on Main Street in Butte Montana, is Pekin Noodle Parlor, established in 1914. This 105-year-old restaurant, now owned by father-and-son team Ding-Kuen & Jerry Tam, serves Chop Suey, Sweet and Sour Pork, Egg Foo Young and iconic dishes representing Chinese-American cuisine along with hamburgers and fries. Food is hauled upstairs in a basket with a rope and pulley system from the kitchen like a century ago.
Visit America's longest running Chinese restaurants and dozens of authentic 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-style dim sum & 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 BBQ as the Year of the Pig begins on February 5.
About Chinese Restaurant Foundation
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SOURCE: Chinese Restaurant News