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Where are the best Chinese restaurants in New York?

thank you

about 22 hours ago
Lau in Food Media & News

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

its sweet, but its not super sweet at all...def give it a try, i get them pretty much every week now

2 days ago
Lau in Manhattan

Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

yah thats happened to me at a bunch of chinese restaurants when it gets too crowded (i.e. it gets inconsistent)

2 days ago
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

thank you!

Jan 24, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

nice find...look forward to trying it

Jan 23, 2015
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

yah it was probably a zong zi...ill give theirs a try

Jan 22, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

hmm like zong zi? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zongzi#m...

Or just regular rice with stuff?

Jan 22, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Malaccan-Portuguese cuisine at Simply Mel's, Kuala Lumpur

wow thats a serious mishmashing of food cultures...very cool

Jan 22, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

thanks!!!

Jan 21, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

yah i have alot of reports to put up on NY, CA, HK and Taipei

Jan 21, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

thanks!

Jan 21, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

yep those are the best things i've tried so far, but they're made very well similar to what you get at a decent place in asia (i.e. far better than what you get in america normally)

you may shed no tears, but i will since they're quite good and very close to where i live

Jan 21, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

thanks! glad you enjoyed

im just really restarting the blog for real, i took a break to redo the front end and i was also kind of busy with other stuff

Jan 20, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

generally anything below a 7 isn't very good. if i gave something that low it would literally be unedible and i maybe i got food poisoning from it haha

Jan 20, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

haha there are no chinatown style stores opening up north of kenmare where chiu hong is

Jan 20, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

East for sure, I don't think its moving north in fact I think the gentrification is generally moving south

Jan 20, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

yah but you know what i mean, that neighborhood is becoming filled with more trendy places. for example just look across the street and there is a new trendy restaurant called Two Hands and it just shows how the neighborhood is transforming (nothing against Two Hands, just saying that's what's going on in the neighborhood)

Jan 20, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

yah its unfortunate, ill bet whenever their lease runs out the rent will get jacked up alot given the bakery's location and it will go out of business even though the product they are turning out is alot better than the newer bakeries in chinatown

Jan 20, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Chiu Hong Bakery – A Hidden Gem In Chinatown

For full post and pic: http://www.lauhound.com/chiu-hong-bak...

Chiu Hong Bakery is an old school Cantonese bakery located on the cusp of Chinatown and Soho. It’s the type old school Toisan family owned bakeries that are slowly dying in Chinatown. The place is dingy with no décor whatsoever. There’s not much more to say about the place other than it’s turning out some great pastries.

Lotus Seed Pastry (Lian Rong Su
)This is a flaky pastry that is filled with lotus seed paste. The dough was nicely flaky and not too oily or dry. The lotus seed paste was fairly dense and not overly sweet. It was pretty good. 7.75/10

Wife Cake (Lao Po Bing)
This is a thin flaky disc shaped pastry filled with a winter melon filling with roasted sesame. The version here is excellent, definitely the best version I’ve had in NY and pretty close to Asia level good. In particular the filling is excellent; it’s not the paste that most places have, but rather actual strips of winter melon. This is really excellent and definitely a must order. 8.5/10

Peanut Mochi (Hua Sheng Nuo Mi Ci)
Everyone knows about Japanese mochi, but there is a Cantonese version of mochi as well. I believe they were very popular a long time ago in the 50s or 60s. Anyhow, today they are an old school pastry that you don’t see a lot of people eating anymore. Chiu Hong’s version is excellent and homemade. The dough is very soft, thicker than Japanese mochi and dried coconut has been sprinkled on the outside. The ground peanut and sugar filling is delicious. These were really good. 8.5/10

Red Bean Mochi (Dou Sha Nuo Mi Ci)
These are the same except with red bean paste in the middle. 8.5/10

Red Bean Pancake (Shao Bing)
This was a thin disc shaped pancake made out of rice dough with red bean filling that has been lightly grilled on one side. The rice dough was soft, but had a slightly crispy texture on one side and the red bean filling was nice. This was surprisingly good as I thought it might be bad because it looked like it had been sitting around for a while. 8/10

Fa Gao
Fa gao is a steamed fluffy cake made of rice flour that kind of looks like a cupcake, but is much more fluffy. You normally eat these at Chinese New Years. They are simple, but fairly easy to mess up and are dry when they are bad. Unfortunately, these were a total dud here and were quite dry. 6.5/10

Baked Roast Pork Bun (Kao Cha Shao Bao)
This was a typical roast pork bun except the filling was really ugly and not the regular red or brown filling. It tasted much better than it looked although I thought it was meat wasn’t great. The bun was quite good and it could’ve been a good roast pork bun if it had a more flavorful filling. 7/10

Steamed Roast Pork Bun (Zheng Cha Shao Bao)
Same as the baked pork bun except it was a steamed bun. 7/10

I highly suggest trying this bakery because given it’s location in Soho, I can’t imagine it will be around that much longer. Some of the pastries here are really high quality and it will be a shame when they’re gone.

Jan 20, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Mei Li Wah – A Cha Siu Bao Institution; Amazing Cha Siu Bao? No…The Best In Chinatown? Probably

sorry ive been in asia just saw this...i cant remember having any that particularly stood out, sorry

Jan 15, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Lake Pavilion – New Cantonese in Flushing Worth Trying and Surprisingly Good Peking Duck

glad you enjoyed. i actually found that it can be inconsistent if its really busy, i think their kitchen gets overloaded and it tends to be better when its crowded, but not too crowded. i need to get back there for some peking duck soon

Jan 14, 2015
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Best roast duck and pork in Chinatown

its funny, my dorm room was close to this place when i was in college and i used to grab dim sum to go from this place bc it was on my way home (and it was cheap)

Dec 08, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Best roast duck and pork in Chinatown

hmm very interesting

Nov 23, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

New Golden Szechuan in Flushing

great report! looks wonderful

Nov 13, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Kuala Lumpur - The World's Most Expensive Laksa?

haha i would not have expected to see gothic lolita's in KL

Nov 11, 2014
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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Bohemian Restaurant - getting in without reservations?

what did you have? the dishes were always hit or miss in a fairly serious way. the dishes i do know that i like are the wagyu beef sashimi and the uni croquette, but aside from that i cant remember anything that im like must order this

Nov 06, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Bohemian Restaurant - getting in without reservations?

what are your fav dishes here? i havent been in ~3 years and im going back next week

Nov 05, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Weird Dumpling Crepe Thing, Possibly Shanghai (in Flushing)

here's one at an upscale restaurant in shanghai:
http://www.lauhound.com/xin-da-lu-chi...

Nov 03, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Mapo Galbi - excellent dak kalbi (spicy korean chicken) w/ pics

ahh nice...its a good spot, havent been in a long time, but worth checking out

Nov 02, 2014
Lau in Los Angeles Area

Rice Congee - Another iconic Hong Kong Comfort Food

going to HK in december...very excited about this thread now!!

Oct 31, 2014
Lau in China & Southeast Asia