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Five Things to Know About New Lun Ting Cafe
New Lun Ting Cafe has been a fixture in Chinatown since 1910. Read on to learn why this hole in the wall’s particular brand of Cantonese and Chinese American cuisine has endured over the decades.
- The roast pork is king… New Lun Ting’s nickname, Pork Chop House, refers to the café’s signature roast-pork dish. Chefs leave the tender meat on the bone and serve it over a bed of rice and cabbage, before smothering the whole thing in either gravy or curry. Marina Times calls it “the best baked pork in town for the value.”
- … but the other meat dishes don’t dissapoint. The oxtail stew and beef tongue also make frequent appearances in the dining room.
- You get your money’s worth. Most entrees include tea or coffee, soup, and a palate-cleansing Jell-O square at the end of the meal.
- Come on Fridays to inspire artwork. The café hosts a Scarf and Sketch night, when people “scarf” on pork and make drawings of other patrons.
- Leave the credit cards at home. The restaurant only accepts cash.