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Martin Yan and Lee Anne Wong Honor the Top Chinese Restaurants in the USA

Martin and Lee Anne Honor the Top Chinese Restaurants

Yesterday, in New York City's J. Javits Center, celebrity chef Martin Yan, Lee Anne "Top Chef" Wong, and 300 Chinese restaurateurs gathered for the Fourth Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards Show (try saying that fast).

The awards are broken down into ten categories — Overall Excellence, Regional Cuisine, Take-Out, Buffets, Best Value, Signature Dish, Rising Stars, Nutrition-Friendly Menus, Asian Fusion, and Metro Favorites — and there are 100 winners on each list. This year competition was open to all Chinese restaurants in the US; there were more than 43,000 participants from all 50 states. The winners were then chosen by a mystery diner program — anonymous visits and evaluations of each restaurant — as well as votes from diners and the public as a whole.

To find out if your local restaurant made the list, check out their website or download the pdf.


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
mmmmm yum
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I could totally go for some pork fried rice...
edjusted edjusted 8 years
How do I put this nicely...I like Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill, but if I saw them on a list of the best 100 Italian restaurants in the U.S....
sugarbecky sugarbecky 8 years
One of the Signature Dish winners is close to me, and one of the Rising Stars is in my college town!! Yay!! I think I've actually eaten there...
sugarbecky sugarbecky 8 years
mamaseacat-- Lee Anne posted how she did it on her Bravo blog during the latest Top Chef season; I don't quite remember, but you can probably find it in the archives. Something about a hot pepper diet or something?
SweetlyBlessed SweetlyBlessed 8 years
I love Martin! My mommy and I use to watch him back in the day on some random channel (we didn't have cable). He was fast with everything but always had you laughing.
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
a place when i went all through college is on the overall excellence award....and it was awesome!! and two of the metro list are in my hometown...we go to one for christmas dinner =)
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
MY favorite is not on there. SUN ON. They have the best chinese food around! Well at least around where i live!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Does anyone know how Lea Anne lost her weight? She looks fab!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Darn, no one from my hometown. But I'll have to check out the ones nearby. I love seeing Lee Ann as celebrity chef. She's awesome!
SaraSmile SaraSmile 8 years
Yay Lee Ann! I love her!
michichan michichan 8 years
A nutrition friendly category? Nifty! What are the requirements for that?
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