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Restaurateur Wilson Tang Making Nom Wah: The Movie

Wilson Tang, owner of Chinatown dim sum joint Nom Wah Tea Parlor, reveals that a movie is in the works about the 92-year-old institution. Nom Wah has been in a state of resurgence since Tang took over in 2010 — the parlor now hosts events, serves beer and wine, and uses social media to attract a younger clientele. And yesterday Tang announced that Nom Wah The Movie, a film about "the vagaries of life in New York’s gritty Chinatown," will be released in early 2013. The website gives a full synopsis:

Nom Wah is the story of the eponymous New York dim sum restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and the immigrant lives that pulse through its doors. Told through four stories that intersect at the restaurant: A young Chinese immigrant struggles to adapt to his new life. A midlife couple slide into mundanity and must face each other anew. A TV presenter must find the strength to leave a one-sided relationship. A college professor must cope with his wife’s recent passing. Luscious dim sum dumplings serve as an allegory for love, after all “dim sum” when translated is “bits of heart.”

The movie is being filmed in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese and anyone interested in being an extra can sign up here. For more on the history of the restaurant, check out Eater's living legends post from last year.
· Nom Wah: The Movie [Official Site]
· Previous Coverage on Nom Wah Tea Parlor [~ENY~]
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Nom Wah Tea Parlor

13 Doyers St., New York, NY