Looking for authentic Chinese cooking? Then grab your chopsticks and prepare for an adventure ... for your taste buds. Those of Chinese descent and those not flock to The Orient in Bethpage where the dim sum is tasty and plentiful. Owner Tommy Tan makes it his business to see that every customer is given a wordly experience, one egg roll at a time.
Shukling Wong of Syosset confesses to Meredith Daniels, "Their food is so good. I can't miss it. I have to come here every week. This is just exactly like the one that I grew up with when I was in Hong Kong." Taking advice from many satisfied customers, Daniels took a peek inside the kitchen to see how supply meets demand.
Videojournalists: Mario Gonzalez and Ed Betz
"You have to have chopsticks! You have to use chopsticks, otherwise it won't taste the same," Wong instructed Daniels. Whether you're like Daniels, and need practice with the wooden utensils, or you're a seasoned pro, what better place to strengthen those fingers than one where the garlic fried chicken should be required eating.
Located at 623 Hicksville Rd. in Bethpage, The Orient is a perfect place to bring a large group so they can all get "dim sum."
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