Chinese New Year is Feb. 1. It’s the Year of the Tiger.
How about six ways to celebrate?
Newport has two restaurants, Stoneacre Garden and Castle Hill Inn, offering special menus.
But for something more traditional, there’s dim sum. There are many, many Chinese restaurants in Rhode Island. But precious few offer a dim sum menu of traditional Chinese cuisine in which small plates of a variety of foods, including steamed dumplings, are served.
But there are three contenders.
When I first met John Eng-Wong in 2008, he was researching the globalization of Chinese food as a visiting scholar at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. He is retired now but still assisting me on subjects such as where to enjoy some good dim sum.