Fast forward to today, and everybody is asking: “Where’s chef Kong?” For those who don’t know, chef Kong started Little Szechuan on Buford Highway as an edgy authentic Chinese restaurant in 1989, which he closed only recently (about 2 months ago) due to what he claims “poor landlord relations.”
So this will come as larger-than-life news to those of us who were longtime chef Kong fans like fanatical foodie David Gruskin of Milton, Georgia.
“This is the biggest news ever,” rejoices Gruskin, so giddy at the news you couldn’t remove the smile from his face using a crowbar. “Chef Kong is the Man!”
The menu itself hasn’t changed much, if any at all. But Kong claims he is putting his recipes and ingredients to the dishes on the menu. And I am certain all his years of culinary wisdom will find its way into each and every dish.
When asked, Kong says “love and passion” are his two main ingredients.