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Business confidence serves up new restaurants in Ocala

By Rick Allen -

John Zhoa also was urged by friends here to look at Ocala as a site for another of his Yummy House Chinese restaurants.
He finally did, and liked what he saw. With his partner Tommy Tang, he opened the Yummy House at Thanksgiving.

This is an actual sit-down Chinese restaurant — one of few in the county — that boasts a vast dim sum menu for lunch. And that’s something Ocala has not had before.

This is an ancient Chinese “breakfast,” Zhoa explained, that’s now more like a brunch food. “Or it’s like Chinese tapas,” he added.

These “tapas” — bite-size dumplings and other goodies such as beef, shrimp, scallops and pork — have been catching on in the United States the past couple of decades. “This is the way the Cantonese eat brunch on weekends,” he said. “I’m sure it’s very new to the people of Ocala. I think it’s about time for them to experience something different.”

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