For spreads of Cantonese fare until 3 am, head to New Big Wong. Folks flock to this eatery because nothing is as comforting as congee, stir-fried noodles, and crispy egg rolls at the end of the night. The restaurant’s enormous tables come adorned with a Lazy Susan to help you navigate the hundreds of menu items all designed to be shared.
Chef Kevin Tien leads the kitchen at Moon Rabbit, an upscale Vietnamese restaurant that made a huge splash when it opened in 2020, and a new fried chicken spot called Hot Lola’s. But when he’s not in the kitchen at his own spots, he’s frequenting New Big Wong for the pan-fried dumplings. Located in DC’s Chinatown, the Cantonese style restaurant offers a wide range of classic Chinese dishes for dine-in and carryout. “The dumplings have a thicker skin, and are incredibly crispy from the pan sear,” Tien says. “Plus, the dumplings are huge, and I love sharing them with my restaurant team when we order late night Chinese after work.”