Award Winning TSANG’s
~ By Suzette Martinez Standring
Out of hundreds of local Chinese restaurants, Tsang’s Village Café: Chinese and Pan-Asian Cuisine in Hanover, is a stand out, earning “Best Restaurant” awards from South Shore Living’s Best of the South Shore (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and from Wicked Local’s Readers Choice (2011, 2012). “We give our customers the best. It’s what every restaurant should do,” said Manager Wayne Tsang. “The best” translates to the freshest ingredients in mouth-watering dishes, attentive service, and a dining room that is spacious and appealing. Offering a wide array of liquor, fine wine, and exotic cocktails, the restaurant’s lounge is a convivial meeting spot. “We even have 15 different kinds of martinis,” added Co-Manager Kenny Chen.
The cuisine from China and Japan is exceptional, according to high praise in food reviews from The Patriot Ledger and The Boston Globe. Many long time customers enjoy the best of both worlds. The sushi at Tsang’s Village Café earned a top Readers Choice award for “The Best Japanese Food.” Only the freshest fish, delivered daily, go into the creation of artful and tasty versions of maki and sashimi. “We never use frozen fish,” said Tsang.
A fusion approach to Chinese cooking is unique to Tsang’s Village Cafe. The wide ranging dishes highlight the most delicious aspects of regional Chinese cuisine: the comfort food of Cantonese cooking, the sweet Mandarin flavors of Northern China, as well as the hot and spicy essence of Szechuan Province. The menu is extensive with delicious choices in meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian offerings. The wine list features quality selections from France, California and Italy at reasonable prices. Fresh ingredients and culinary expertise are priorities, and Tsang’s chef has stayed true to those priorities since 1985. “Consistency is very important in this business,” said Chen.
Designed by Michael Kim, an award-winning Boston architect, the restaurant is elegant with Art Deco prints and warm earth tones. By day, dormered windows and soaring ceilings fill the dining and lounge areas with natural light. At night, recessed lights impart a cozy feeling. A large sunroom can serve private parties of fifty and a lush flower garden is visible from patio windows. The food, comfortable surroundings, and friendly service ensure a faithful following that continues to grow. “We want to make the dining experience as pleasurable as possible,” said Tsang.
Tsang’s Village Café has a sister location in Duxbury, which upholds the same high culinary standards and a ready welcome to families. Come in and find out why Tsang’s Village Café earns best restaurant awards year after year.