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History of Sing Wong Restaurant, Portsmouth, Viriginia

Posted by John Jung on Sunday, July 16, 2017, In : restaurant stories 


Patsy and Raymond Wong are third-generation restaurateurs.  They took over the Sing Wong Restaurant in Portsmouth, Virginia ,when Raymond’s parents retired. It was originally opened in 1965 by Raymond’s grandfather Sing for whom the restaurant owes its name, Sing first served sandwiches, hamburgers, and hot dogs which he knew most Americans liked. But as competition was fierce with all the new fast food restaurants, Sing changed the menu to the traditional Chinese dishes ...


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Atlanta's Frank Ma Tells How He Opened His Restaurant

Posted by John Jung on Sunday, July 16, 2017, In : restaurant stories 


An immigrant from China, Frank Ma moved to Atlanta but he did not do well in the import/export business so he had to start from the ground up, learning how to run a restaurant. In 1975, he opened Atlanta’s first restaurant featuring the Peking-style cuisines of northern China.  Frank named it Hunan Restaurant and found a home for it in the suburb of Sandy Springs. Over the years, Frank has opened and closed a handful of Chinese restaurants in the Atlanta area.

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