The Eng Family and the King Joy Restaurant, Part 1: Quincy’s First Successful Chinese Restaurant – Quincy History Blog
QUINCY HISTORY BLOG UPDATE:
Last spring, friend of the Historical Society, Chris Toy, contacted us looking for information about his grandfather, Yee Han Eng, and the Eng family’s restaurant, the King Joy. While we weren’t initially certain how much information we would be able to pass along, we were soon delighted to uncover a fair amount about the Eng family. But more than that, we were excited to be presented with the tremendous story of a noteworthy Quincy family. After consulting with Mr. Toy about whether he thought it would be appropriate for us to share his family history with our friends and members, we set about on our research.
Initially, we had planned on sharing this article for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is observed in May. But unfortunately, the story kept getting bigger as we researched, and soon it became clear that to make the May deadline we would have to leave several big questions unanswered; for example, whether the King Joy was Quincy’s first Chinese restaurant. Instead, we decided to take the time we needed to tell the Eng family story properly.
This article, part one of two, is the result of that research: The Eng Family and the King Joy Restaurant, Part 1: Quincy’s First Successful Chinese Restaurant.
We are delighted to share it with you here today.
- Alexandra Elliott
History Posts Quincy Businesses July 7, 2021 The Eng Family and the King Joy Restaurant, Part 1: Quincy’s First Successful Chinese Restaurant By Alexandra Elliott Quincy’s Asian community has deep roots within the city. The first time that individuals of Asian descent were recorded by the State ...