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Columbia woman turns food passion into business
Columbia woman turns food passion into business

When Wendy Cheng immigrated from China to America in the 1980s, she came to become an engineer. No doubt that a young Cheng would be surprised to discover that, 30 years later, she would be the sole owner and culinary mind behind a small, local chain of Asian eateries. Her business, Red Parrot Asian Bistro, started in Rockville's White Flint Mall in 2001 as an express eatery and has since evolved into a table-service restaurant with prominent locations in Ellicott City and Hanover, and a third coming this month to Baltimore. The eatery offers a true mix of Asian cuisines – drawing on Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Thai recipes – in an upscale and modern dining atmosphere....