The new China King in Chinatown opened at the end of last month in the former Rainbow Cafe space, and Eater has learned more of the restaurant's back story and further details about the menu. China King is owned by Erwin and Doris Mei, who ran King Fung Garden from 1995 to 2008. The couple then opened King Fung Garden II in Brookline, which, have no fear, they will continue to operate.
Several of the dishes the Meis served at King Fung Garden are now returning, including Peking ravioli, steamed pork buns, scallion pie, Shanghai chow mein and rice cakes. For the more adventurous, there's sweet pickled jellyfish, spicy salt and pepper fried squid, and pork with pickled mustard greens. We're also told that the tomato and pork soup is a recreation of a soup served at Carl’s Pagoda, which allegedly makes this the first time it's been served here since Carl’s closed. There you have it: something old, something new, and some things simultaneously old-new.
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