Coming Soon: “Nom Wah the Movie”

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 at 6:28 am by
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Wilson Tang has sure done a bang-up job bringing the 90-year-old Nom Wah Tea Parlor to the next generation of New Yorkers. Despite the change, the 13 Doyers Street restaurant still retains its authentic style.

Since taking over the family business in 2010, Tang’s foresight and prolific nature resulted in tasteful modern reforms like social media presence, gluten-free menu options, wine and beer, and extended hours. The recent exposure eventually led to an appointment to Community Board 3.

Always keeping it fresh, Tang announced yesterday via Facebook that a new movie is in the works about the restaurant. Nom Wah: The Movie touches upon “the vagaries of life in New York’s gritty Chinatown,” with a plot described as follows on the website

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.”

Tang is seeking extras and PAs. So check out the website for more info.

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