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Mama Lee: Taiwanese in Bayside

Do they have chòu dòufu (Stinky tofu) dishes??

Oct 25, 2014
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Desperately Seeking Great Wholewheat Bagels in Queens or Bklyn ! !

With the Coney Island Bialy Bakeries Company seemingly defunct (telephone disconnected and website down)and most other bagel shops selling bloated, sugary bagels with at best the minimal required percentage (approx 5%) of wholewheat flour in their wholewheat bagels, plus brown food coloring, what is a person to do?!?

Are there any great wholewheat Bagels left in Queens or Bklyn? PLEASE let us know.

Oct 25, 2014
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Help! Good eats in or near Bed Stuy???

Looking to hang out w/ some long lost friends who are visiting NYC & staying in MacDonough St, Brooklyn. Need a great place for eats and chats in the area or accessible by subway or bus in the surrounding neighborhoods. Vegetarian options a must. POSSIBLE????

Dec 23, 2013
Zier in Outer Boroughs

WHERE?: Buying Fresh Kosher Organic Poultry in Queens or Brooklyn??

Thanks Eric, Visited Aaron's today. I had been using WIse Organic Poultry which is great, but they seem to be having major problems with production and are not available for now. Aarons had an good variety of fresh birds from East and West coast sources and I look forward to cooking and sampling his fare.

Nov 26, 2013
Zier in Outer Boroughs

WHERE?: Buying Fresh Kosher Organic Poultry in Queens or Brooklyn??

Where can one purchase Fresh Kosher Organic Chicken in Queens or Brooklyn?? H E L P !

Nov 25, 2013
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

$38 according to the menu

Nov 14, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Do you know this place Uncle Vanya Cafe at 315 W 54th St?? If so is it any good?

Nov 14, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

I am interested in Hells Kitchen. What places do you know there?

As for the Sichuan restaurants that you mentioned are they really authentic like the ones we have out in Queens or are they the typical Manhattan fare?

Nov 13, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Are there any good seafood or vegetarian places anywhere nearby?

Nov 12, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

True. I unfortunately remember what NY used to be when I was younger and there were lots of very classy affordable mom & pop restaurants all over. There was one french restaurant we used to go to on occasion that was fantastic, not cheap but not absurdly expensive, however, hard to find its like today.

Nov 12, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Koreatown I know. Any suggestion in Flatiron. work there and have not found any good eateries.

Nov 12, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Does anyone know a place Uncle Vanya Cafe at 315 W 54th St. I have read many very nice reviews that say it is homey and authentic and ones that say the food is rancid and the service surly. Anyone know the truth about the place.

Also Taksim a Turkish place at 1030 Second Ave. Also have read conflicting reviews. Any experience?

Nov 12, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Anything in Hells Kitchen? Jeez Manhattan sucks for food.

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

You mean the deli Europa Cafe? Thanks for the suggestion but not quite the thing.

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Cant locate it on Google maps. Any idea of the name?

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Lunch...

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Great question. Let's say more or less between $20-$35 pp for food. Is that possible?

It is perhaps an unfair standard, but I live in Queens so I am used to eating just incredible food at realistic prices. But I know Manhattan is different. Thanks for any help.

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

Thanks! But Seasonal and The Modern Bar Room are way pricier than I would call affordable.

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

I m not staying at the St. Regis. So affordable might not have to be as low as a $5 lunch special but certainly closer to that then prices at the St. Regis. Most of the suggestions above are a bit pricier then I was hoping for.

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Great Affordable eats near 55th St and 5th Ave...HELP!

I have a relatives coming into town in a couple of weeks from Europe who I have never met before. They are staying at the St. Regis at 55th and 5th Ave. I am trying to find a nice smallish restaurant for food and conversation; great food a must, but it has to be AFFORDABLE...AFFORDABLE. Best if there are at least vegetarian options. Are there any such places in that area.
Hope this is not too big an order... ;-)

Nov 11, 2013
Zier in Manhattan

Flushing Review: Yi Lan Halal Restaurant

Ate there last night. Good place!
I have a request though. There are a number of dishes only listed in Chinese script on pink slips of paper hanging on the wall. The waiter went on at some length saying that these dishes were taken off the menu because local non-Chinese muslims have ordered them and then rejected the food. Whatever. He was not able to translate the dishes very well.
If anyone can translate those dishes it would be a great help for those of us who love authentic regional dishes but cannot read Chinese. Thanks!

Sep 23, 2013
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Is Spicy & Tasty still good?

There are a number of places recommended in the posts just above. Try'em.

Sep 26, 2012
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Is Spicy & Tasty still good?

What does order well mean at Fu Run? BTW where is it located?
My wife and I used to like some of the dishes at the Chao Zhou Restaurant on Main and 41st but have not been back since it was renovated. Also Golden Palace on Cherry is still a dependable spot.
Haven't experienced S&T's San Bei Ji. I am always a little apprehensive with ordering chicken in Chinese places because I do not know what quality bird they use.
But the problem remains where to find top notch chou dou fu dishes? The simple deep fried variety was never my fav.
One thing I loved about the food in Taiwan was how fresh it was. I have not found this particular feature sufficiently in many NYC Chinese places. Also sine the sad death over a decade ago of Po Ti formerly on Main St there has not been an authentic Chinese vegetarian place in NYC to frequent.

Sep 25, 2012
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Is Spicy & Tasty still good?

Thanks for the feedback swannee. For me Lack of chòu dòufu was a big disappointment since theirs was the best I had outside of Taiwan. The couple of times I was there post management change the food was too greasy and just not up to par for the restaurant. I am not a big fan of restaurant food so I look for something exceptional to make me loyal to a place, and the former S&T certainly had 'it'. I would give it another shot to see but, once you get out of the habit... Another fabulous place that I used to eat at regularly the former David's Taiwanese Gourmet in Elmhurst went into the tank for a few years but has re-emerged as a pretty good, albeit overpriced, place re-named Taiwanese Gourmet.. So I am patient. :-) Where else do you frequent in Flushing. I am always on the lookout for a place with well prepared fresh food.

Sep 25, 2012
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Is Spicy & Tasty still good?

Last time I was by there it had been closed by order of the NYC health dept.!
Interesting to know it is re-opened. Seems to me that since the new owners took over it has gone way down. I was a reg customer but have sadly abandoned the place.

Sep 25, 2012
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Best Trini/Jamaican/Roti shop in NYC?

Give the Roti Road House Cafe a try. Their food is very fresh homemade style and a much better quality then many of the places often cited on Chow. One of the things that I liked about the Carib food I have experienced in its indigenous settings is exactly what RRHC tries to duplicate here in NYC. It is a smaller place though so I would call ahead for a party of 12 and see if they can do it.
Roti Road House Cafe
129-32b Merrick blvd, Jamaica, NY.
(718) 527-7684

Sep 25, 2012
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Anyone know the Cafe Paris Vegetarian Restaurant in Bklyn or alts?

Looking for a real vegetarian rest near Bayridge and came across a place called Cafe Paris Vegetarian Restaurant at 4424 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Anyone know this place and its food. Any others in the area??

Jun 13, 2012
Zier in Outer Boroughs

Visitor to DC looking for authentic affordable ethnic restaurants

Thanks hill food. We might stay somewhere near Dupont Circle so question is are there any authentic Chinese gems reasonably accessible by mass transit or car?

Visitor to DC looking for authentic affordable ethnic restaurants

Thanks woodleyparkhound. We might stay somewhere near Dupont Circle so question is are there any places reasonably accessible by mass transit or car? In NYC we are used to lost of commuting, I just do not want to spend all my tome doing it while on vacation.

Visitor to DC looking for authentic affordable ethnic restaurants

Thanks Steve. We might stay somewhere near Dupont Circle so question is are there any places reasonably accessible by mass transit or car? In NYC we are used to lost of commuting, I just do not want to spend all my tome doing it while on vacation.