10 Old-Fashioned Chinese-American Restaurants to Try in NYC

Featured on ny.eater.com “ The history of Chinese-American cuisine goes way, way back to the mid-19th century, when Chinese immigrants […]
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The history of Chinese-American cuisine goes way, way back to the mid-19th century, when Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco in two distinct waves. The first appeared during the Gold Rush (1849 to 1855), and a decade later the second arrived to work on the First Transcontinental Railroad (1863 to 1869). The gold-seeking Chinese Forty-Niners, numbering an estimated 100,000, eventually became discouraged and turned to other occupations across the breadth of Northern California. Soon thereafter, as indentured Chinese railroad work crews set out from Oakland headed eastward, each group of 80 or so chose a camp cook, whose responsibility it … Full Story

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