72-year-old man who’s eaten at nearly 8,000 Chinese restaurants over 4 decades still can’t use chopsticks

A Chinese American man from Los Angeles is making headlines after eating at nearly 8,000 Chinese restaurants and documenting each one.

How he did it: David R. Chan, 72, started his gastronomic odyssey in the 1960s during an influx of Chinese immigration in the country. Since then, he has collected a long list of businesses he has sampled, along with their menus.

  • Chan is the grandson of immigrants from China’s Guangdong Province. Despite his heritage, he did not eat Chinese food as a child, and he remembers his first taste in the 1950s as a disappointment. “The food was not sophisticated. We would go to banquets, I’d eat soy sauce on rice, and nothing else,” he told the BBC.

  • In the late 1960s, a new law facilitated a spike in immigration from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This led to more diverse Chinese cuisine in the U.S.

  • Chan, then

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Reading City FC serve up mammoth Chinese takeaways at half-time while Man Utd and City slated for stadium snacks

READING CITY FC are causing a stir with their gut-busting £12.99 half-time Chinese takeaway.

The non-league outfit – not to be confused with local Championship side Reading – serve up a monster box of snacks that leaves rival fans sick as parrots.

Reading City's delicious looking Chinese selection box

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Reading City’s delicious looking Chinese selection box
In comparison to a burnt panini at Old Trafford

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In comparison to a burnt panini at Old Trafford
But it's not as charred as the sausage role at Airedrieonians

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But it’s not as charred as the sausage role at Airedrieonians

Many supporters make do with a lukewarm pie or cheap burger to plug a gap at half time, but chefs at Reading City FC show they are top performers in the box.

The oriental feast features a line-up of a carton of Chinese curry, nuggets, chicken strips, chips, all topped off with spring onions and chilies.

The club tells fans: “You’ve probably seen this week that our matchday cuisine has been a hit, and for just £12.99 you

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NJ’s Kam Man helped pioneer Asian supermarket wave

EAST HANOVER —The smell of barbecue and pan-fried buns radiates throughout the food court at Kam Man Food Market.   

It’s Saturday morning at the Chinese supermarket in Morris County. Chef Tony Huang and his staff are busily serving up roast pork buns, ducks, congee and other delicacies. A multiracial line of customers waits for the fresh, hot treats coming out of the kitchen.    

“It’s first-come, first-serve,” said Kam Man President Bill Woo. Delicious baked goods like egg tarts and pineapple buns are usually sold out by late afternoon, Woo said. If there are any leftovers, they’re given to the staff at day’s end – never resold the following day.

“In business, your reputation is most important and that reputation is accumulated through years and years of positive interactions with your customers,” said Woo, the trim, second-generation owner who’s also a councilman in Englewood Cliffs. 

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