Whimsical Idea Expands To Chinese Food Mission

In the 70s, David Chan and his co-workers decided to try every Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. Now, the 64 year old Los Angeles attorney has visited more than 6,000 Chinese eateries around the world. The Los Angeles Times says he once hit 300 restaurants in a single year.

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It was just a whimsical idea back in the '70s. David Chan and his co-workers decided to try every Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. Now, the 64-year-old Los Angeles attorney has visited more than 6,000 Chinese eateries around the world. The L.A. Times says he once hit 300 restaurants in a single year. You'll find Chan using a fork. He's not a chopsticks guy.

He often gives advice to restaurant critics. Chan says he's always just been a collector - stamps, records - now dumplings.

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