Yangming: America’s No. 1 Chinese Restaurant

On the coattails of having been ranked by USA Today as one of America’s “Ten Great Places to dine on fine Chinese food,” Yangming received “Best Chinese Restaurant in America” honors at the 7th Annual Top 100 Awards Show in January, hosted by national publication Chinese Restaurant News. The event also honored Yangming owner Michael Wei as one of the most “Influential Personalities in the Restaurant Industry,” alongside celebrated TV stars Martin Yan (“Yan Can Cook”) and Ming Tsai (“Simply Ming”).

Wei is “humbled” at his restaurant being named tops among an estimated 45,000 U.S. Chinese restaurants. The award would not have been possible, he says, without the dedication and creativity of his employees, many of whom have been with him for two decades.” Everyone who works at Yangming feels that Yangming is part of their family, so they all work together. It takes a happy employee to make a customer happy.”

By Bill Donahue
Suburban Life Magazine
February 2011