Spotlight: Maggie Wong - Kowloon Chinese Restaurant
I recently had a conversation with Maggie Wong, owner of Kowloon Chinese Restaurant on Greenwood Avenue.
Brad: When did you open Kowloon?
Maggie: We opened in 2015.
Brad: What brought you to Bethel?
Maggie: I like it around here. It's really a good town!
Brad: What's your funniest story?
Maggie: Laughs. Actually, how we came here is pretty funny. Seven years ago we tried to open here, in this spot. At that time they didn't want a Chinese restaurant. We ended up opening a deli in Brookfield. A few years later we took another look in Bethel and the same spot was available. We asked again, and here we are. We're so happy to be here.
Brad: When you and Sunny go out to eat, where do you go?
Maggie: Laughs. Chilis or Applebees.
Brad: What kind of events do you cater?
Maggie: Mostly baby showers and birthday parties.
Brad: What do like most about being in Bethel?
Maggie: It's more of a peaceful place. Hong Kong, where Sunny and I are from, like New York, is very busy. I like the small town, the downtown.
Brad: What do you like most about what you do?
Maggie: I'm pretty talkative. I love my job - I like to talk with my customers. And when my husband makes something new, I'm first to try it.
Brad: What is you most popular dish?
Maggie: General Tso's Chicken or Sesame Chicken,
Brad: What are your favorite items on your menu?
Maggie: Shrimp and chicken with broccoli and shrimp in garlic sauce. I also like egg drop soup.
Brad: Do you have any special offers our readers should know about?
Maggie: They get free soup with orders over $35 or free General Tso's Chicken with orders over $60.
Kowloon Chinese Restaurant
110 Green Wood Avenue, Bethel