Good Life menu will change from Mandarin to Cantonese Chinese food

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Zhebang Tang, from left, his wife, Yanli Chen, with their 14-year-old son, Justin Tan, center, will be serving Cantonese food at Good Life Chinese Restaurant, at West 10th and B.

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Good Life Chinese Restaurant will have a new family managing the restaurant.

Zhebang Tang, his wife, Yanli Chen, and their 14-year-old son, Justin Tan, have moved from Cody, Wyoming, where they have a Chinese restaurant with their family, to operate Good Life. The former owners, Xize and his family, are moving to China for their daughter, Ting's, wedding.

Zhebang and his family are looking forward to serving something a little different, Cantonese style food.

"The style of food is a little different, more seafood, not as much salt than Mandarin," the former style of cooking, said Yanli.

Zhebang has about 20 years of chef experience, cooking in China and New Zealand, before working Wyoming.

New items to the menu are 10 different combination plates, that include four items (soup, rice, noodle and meat) which is less expensive for customer, Yanli said, starting at less than $7.

Others are Family Style Dinners, from East, West, North and South, with a soup, appetizer, meat and fried rice, lemon chicken, garlic chicken wings, vegetarian plates and the "Happy Family," with sauteed shrimp, scallops, imitation crab meat and vegetables, served on a sizzling hot dish.

The restaurant will officially open Friday, and be open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. "with no break," Yanli laughed.

Zhebang's mother, who is still in Wyoming, will join them soon in the kitchen, Justin said, to help with the cooking.

"She's like the big boss of the chef," he explained.

The Good Life Restaurant, at West 10th and B, will serve meals and appetizers in the dining room as well as for carry-out.

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