Asia Market Corp.
Here, Asia Market Corp.’s Bradford Kwong shares how his grandfather managed to settle in Chinatown during the years that Chinese immigrants were excluded from the U.S.,and discusses how the ethnic makeup of the neighborhood has changed over the years. More on Asia Market Corp.
Yung Sun Seafood
With a new influx of immigrants from the Fujian province in the late 20th century, Fuzhounese cuisine started to take hold in Chinatown. In this clip, professor Casey Lum explores this lighter-style cuisine with a focus on freshness. More on Yung Sun Seafood.
Wilson Tang discusses the history of Nom Wah, one of Chinatown’s oldest and most renowned restaurants still operating today. He also talks about the meaning of dim sum, the work that goes into it, and his “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to the menu. More on Nom Wah.
Who invented chop suey? Learn more about the origins of one of Chinatown’s most iconic dishes. More on Hop Lee.
Cha Chan Tang
Cha chaan teng, or cha chan tang are widely known in the U.S. as Hong Kong-style cafes, popularized as places for a cheap, quick meal. Hear more about these cafes, which represent a local interpretation of Western food, and have spread throughout the Chinese diaspora, from culinary historian and professor Casey Lum. More on Cha Chan Tang.
Cheung Fun Noodle Cart
Lai Zhang, the owner of Cheung Fung Noodle Cart, describes how he makes cheung fun, the rice noodle rolls popular at his Chinatown food cart. More on Cheung Fun Noodle Cart.
Ping's Dried Beef
John Louie describes what it was like taking over the family business from his father, and how Chinatown has changed since his childhood. More on Ping’s Dried Beef.