Cooking in America is in Seattle for its brand new season, and we’re kicking things off with the iconic Tai Tung — Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurant. It’s managed by third-generation owner Harry Chan, and like his father and brother before him, he has dedicated his life to the restaurant.
The over 80-year-old restaurant serves classic comfort-food Chinese dishes like egg foo young, chop suey, and sweet and sour pork ribs. It also had an illustrious regular — Bruce Lee, who frequented Tai Tung and always ordered the same thing: beef in oyster sauce. Host Sheldon Simeon stops by Tai Tang and has the honor of cooking one of his idol’s favorite dishes.