Big Wong

Is there such a thing as Brooklyn Chinese? There is, if you listen to Wei Lee, who serves freshly fried shrimp wonton, brisket noodle soup and Hainan chicken rice (dark meat on the bone with seasoned rice), a specialty of Malaysia, at his new restaurant.

Most of the dishes are $5, and his mother’s own mushroom sausage rice is to die for.

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