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Raymond Wong of the Late Wong's Eatery [West Bloomfield Twp MI]


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Raymond Wong of the Late Wong's Eatery [West Bloomfield Twp MI]

BobRe | Sep 3, 2012 11:23 AM

In the labor day spririt of observing who built the original infrastracture of America, I went to Shangri La for dim sum today (small joke without getting too political!).

A very nice, affable elderly gentleman seated me and made sure I was well taken care of (in addtion to to the owner, Nancy).

I introduced myself and asked his name, and he said his name was Raymond... "nice to meet you Raymond."

In a subsequent discussion I had with him, he mentioned that he had been in the restaurant business for many years, and recently came out of retirement to work at Shangri La. He said he had a restaurant in Windsor.

I don't remember how it came out, but he said his last name was Wong... and as quick as I could be after several wines, I put two an two together, and said "Wong? As in the venerable Wong's Eatery?"

He said "yes... that was my restaurant!"

I told him it was an honor to meet someone of his stature in the local foodie community.

This ins't a terribly meaningful/educational post, but if you happen to stop in to Shangri La you might see if he is there and say "hi" to him. I think he would appreciate being recognized.


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