Top Chinese hotpot chain aims to win over New York
Flushing, Queens is known by foodies as the undisputed mecca for Chinese cuisine on the East Coast of the United States. Home to a Mandarin-speaking Chinatown (as opposed to the Cantonese-speaking Chinatown in Manhattan), the neighborhood already boasts numerous restaurants serving distinctive, mouth-watering regional specialties from across China. And in 2020, it will add to its culinary offerings the first US outpost of Xiaolongkan, one of China’s largest hotpot chains. Xiaolongkan is named for a major road that used to connect two major cities in southwestern China. Legend has it that hotpot was popular on that well-traveled road. The chain plans to add nine more restaurants outside of Ch