“Wai and Connie Lee serve a greatest-hits menu of Chinese comfort food, inspired by what they grew up eating in Manhattan’s Chinatown,” says food writer Andy Wang (Food & Wine, Los Angeles magazine, Robb Report).
“Standouts at Big Wong include fried pork chops with a light, but deeply flavorful, gravy; elegant steamed chicken with Chinese sausage and mushrooms, and soul-warming shrimp wonton soup,” Wang added. “The Lees also successfully riff on pan-Asian items like beef ramen and roti.”
Yet despite the quality, the prices are beyond reasonable.
Beef ramen and curry beef over rice recently were just $5.95, with fish balls with rice noodles, salt and pepper chicken wings, Authentic Hoi Nam Chicken Over Special Seasoned Rice and pork with preserved egg congee priced even less. Desserts of mango or almond pudding were just $1.25, and canned sodas, coffee and tea and bottled water $1.
“Spending more than $15 per person here can be difficult,” Wang said.