The Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in America were recently announced. (Among the outlets reporting this is what is sure to be my new favorite magazine Chinese Restaurant News.) Number one on the list is Yang Ming Restaurant in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
The New York Post is not happy about this:
What a bunch of dim sums!
In a bizarre slap at New York, which boasts more than 6,000 Chinese restaurants offering incredible food from every region of the country, a trade journal yesterday advised foodies searching for the country's best Chinese dining to make a beeline for -- of all places -- Bryn Mawr, Pa.
They also featured a man-on-the-street interview which supplied surprising information:
Visitor Philip Taggart, 48, of Plano, Texas, was not about to jump on the first bus to Bryn Mawr.
"I'm surprised. I never heard of the place. I wouldn't make a special trip out there."
But even though he was looking forward to dining in Chinatown, he stood by his home-state favorite.
"The best Chinatown is in Richardson, Texas," he said.
Wow. Richardson, Texas has the best Chinatown? Intriguing. Not sure if I'm ready to believe that but I'll make sure to remember that next time I'm passing through. Eating Tex-Mex in Texas is so passé.
Here are the other Top 10 winners:
Here's a report on the award ceremony from CBS News: