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Chengdu, Xi'an in Flushing

i didn't say there is nothing good in chinatown, i'm just pointing out that congee in manhattan chinatown is actually pretty good and readily available in many place

however, there are almost no restaurants in chinatown at this point where im like ok this is a good restaurant across the board, i generally only go to restaurants for very specific dishes now

1 day ago
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Taking a trip to Flushing

no it does not

Sep 18, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Fat Boy Homestyle Cooking in Flushing

umm ok...

Sep 18, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Taking a trip to Flushing

1pm is a bit late for dim sum and i also wouldn't trek to flushing for dim sum as its not great in flushing. The other options we talked about are much better in my opinion

Sep 18, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Fat Boy Homestyle Cooking in Flushing

nice review, sounds like it was a winner from your review?

Sep 18, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Taking a trip to Flushing

its excellent, very light which is how i like my desserts

would highly recommend picking one up since you'll be in a car

Sep 18, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Taking a trip to Flushing

actually there is an excellent bakery there and there is a cantonese cha can ting place that has some dessert type stuff
http://www.lauhound.com/yehs-bakery-y...

Main street imperial: http://www.lauhound.com/main-street-i...

Lake pavilion: http://www.lauhound.com/lake-pavilion...

Sep 17, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Dumpling Galaxy - Dumplings and more

walnut dumplings..hmm never had one, sounds interesting

Sep 17, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Taking a trip to Flushing

i know but the link to my blog on the chowhound post which has pics etc is broken, so provided the correct one

Sep 17, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Taking a trip to Flushing

btw i changed servers so it annoyingly changed the web addresses to the individual links to my blog, here is the correct link to the blog: http://www.lauhound.com/kang-ho-dong-...

personally i havent been super enamored with the offerings at the new world mall (anyone feel free to disagree with me bc there are alot of places there), maybe walk over to the golden mall there are more exciting offerings there (search on chowhound there is a ton written about it)

Sep 17, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Balvanera (LES)

yah exactly, i wasnt crazy about that place when i ate there, but this sounds much better

Sep 16, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Balvanera (LES)

nice review, never heard of this place, but i believe there was an argentinian restaurant in this space before as well

Sep 16, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Beijing Pop Kebab -- new nothern Chinese restaurant at 122 Mulberry

ohhh very interesting, i hadnt seen this place yet

Sep 15, 2014
Lau in Manhattan
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Dumpling Galaxy - Dumplings and more

yah i saw the negative yelp reviews, but i find yelp can be wildly inaccurate until there are alot of reviews at which point i find it alot more accurate

Sep 15, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Dumpling Galaxy - Dumplings and more

nice post! been curious about this place as i read about it online

Sep 15, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Vegetarian / vegan recs? (downtown)

thanks!!

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Vegetarian / vegan recs? (downtown)

never been there, it could work

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Hakkasan

yah that would be totally fine, brunch is more mellow than dinner ive found

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan
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Hakkasan

ah ok i hadn't heard hakkasan abbreviated as HK

back to your original though let us know what kind of place she wants? (got on a typical chowhound serious detour there)

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Kuala Lumpur - KL Cantonese at Uncle Botak Dai Chow (光头叔煮炒), United Garden

haha yah it really does look like it or maybe siu yuk on steroids

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Hakkasan

you're going to hong kong?

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Vegetarian / vegan recs? (downtown)

i think she's just looking for good food generally if that helps

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Hakkasan

thanks appreciate it!

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Kuala Lumpur - KL Cantonese at Uncle Botak Dai Chow (光头叔煮炒), United Garden

that tofu looks amazing and the pork leg looks german! haha

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Vegetarian / vegan recs? (downtown)

hmm interesting perspective. if i had to go veg / vegan tmrw, i would be really happy to eat something that tasted like meat, so its interesting how something that really tastes like meat is a turn off for you

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Hakkasan

the NY board has a lot of people who have a specific idea about what is "authentic" and i think alot of that equates to it has to be a dive, cheap etc. im not sure it what it stems from, maybe its bc chinatown was very accessible to alot NYers when they were young and so they equate their experience when they were young to "authentic". chinatown was not accessible to the vast majority of the US growing up

Sep 12, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

北方美食 - New northern Chinese in Chinatown

i just walked by it and it was crowded with a very non-chinatown clientele haha...good for their business

Sep 11, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Boston Lobster is the New Newport Seafood

haha this name is hilarious

Sep 11, 2014
Lau in Los Angeles Area

Hakkasan

i dont want to get into a big discussion about a topic that is probably over discussed on the board. Just from a pure food standpoint, the food is better (im from socal and i eat there all the time)

in theory i would assume that NY chinese food should be the best due to the large chinese population as you stated and its not bad by any means just not as good. My own theory as to why its generally inferior is bc the historical NY chinese population is very poor immigrants from taishan (toisan) and now fuzhou today. These people are / were dead broke, many are still very poor and high quality food is not their highest priority, making a living is their highest priority and that is a very hard living, working alot for minimal pay.

on the flip side, you do see a nice influx of northerns into flushing, which i think is high grading the options of food in NY for sure. While i think manhattan chinatown is dying, i generally think chinese food in NY is getting better

Sep 11, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Hakkasan

hmm i dont know if you want to take them to chinese food then, Toronto's chinese food is far superior to NY

what kind of place do you want?

Sep 11, 2014
Lau in Manhattan