It all began in NY
Eng’s Chinese Restaurant was first established by Jimmi Eng in 1927. As the first Chinese restaurant in Kingston, New York, a century later it has become a beloved cultural institution that still proudly serves its community and visitors to the Hudson Valley today. The business was later run by Jimmi’s son Paul who sold it to Thomas and Faye Sit when he retired in the late 1970s.
One of Eng’s most well-known specialties are its incredible egg rolls -- they are freshly made in-house on a daily basis and have been one of the main draws for generations of families. With a crunchy, hearty exterior and filled with crisp vegetables and savory roast pork or shrimp, the egg rolls are a comforting reminder to many customers of warm family gatherings at Eng’s.
For nearly a century, the Eng and Sit families have long prided themselves for serving Chinese-American fare at reasonable and affordable prices. As immigrants who arrived in America in the 1970s, Thomas and Faye Sit were grateful to find a warm embracing community in Kingston, a place where they could run their business and later raise their three daughters. For the past forty years, Thomas and Faye have poured all of their hard work and dedication in giving back to this community, insisting on using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients and creating a place that feels like more than just a restaurant. Their loyal customer base returns year after year, spanning generations. Young customers who used to eat at Eng’s with their parents back in the 1970s and 1980s now return with their own children.