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Glance at the Past - Chinese Restaurants

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This episode shares the story of Chan Hoy and his quest to bring Chinese food to Grand Rapids for the first time ever in 1902.
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as a decidedly accustomed, i wish chan hoy and co were still around.

So do you have an opinion, then, of the most authentic Chinese food in town? (My family goes to Chinese buffet and gets sushi! LOL)

If I only had an answer to that. I've sampled a few places - mostly, picking off others' plates - and been very disappointed. So to be perfectly honest, I've made a conscious decision not to try Chinese eateries for fear of further disappointment. I fully own that it sounds silly - possibly snobby - that I don't want to compromise my sense of Chinese cuisine. So it goes, I s'pose, when you grow up with the stuff and have too many memories and experiences intertwined with it.

I love visionaries like Chan Hoy. I wonder if any of his descendents or  still live here

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