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Chef Yasuda is leaving Sushi Yasuda

yah i like mitsuru as well

1 day ago
Lau in Manhattan

Khao Kang in Elmhurst?

yah that sounds fair...i'd still like to try it though

Jul 28, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Khao Kang in Elmhurst?

nice review sounds good but not amazing is that fair?

Jul 28, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Yeh's Bakery – You Want Me To Go To Flushing To Get A Boston Pie? Yes.

hmm the brown sugar cake you got might be a lao po bing? sort of sounds like one

Jul 22, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Flushing Chinatown "Jian Bing" Street Vendor

you can cook a jian bing very quickly, it needs to be eaten almost immediately as well, it gets soggy really fast

Jul 19, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Old Sichuan 老正川 – Good Sichuan Food in Chinatown

glad you got to try it...its quite good

Jul 17, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Old Sichuan 老正川 – Good Sichuan Food in Chinatown

yah thats actually my fav dish there if you read the original review it will show you that dish

Jul 16, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Kafana/кафана in the East Village

thanks for the contribution, oh so enlightening...

Jul 15, 2014
Lau in Manhattan
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Old Sichuan 老正川 – Good Sichuan Food in Chinatown

glad to hear its good, i havent been in a long time...i should go back

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Xi'an on St. Marks open again...

well they openly talk about this in interviews (i.e. needing a central distribution center etc) and i think its only natural the food quality falls a bit when you expand

from their perspective, its great, you make alot more money and im sure people will bemoan it on the boards, but if they kept the current standard it will do just fine as its still pretty tasty. if i was in their shoes i'd do the same, they've done a good job marketing themselves

all that said of course it would be nice if it was one place turning out better food

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Myanmar Chinese Association of New York Summer Water Festival

i met a friend at XO kitchen, i had every intention of going and at least trying some stuff but i really ate way too much (like i didnt even really eat dinner)...the hardcore food person in me probably shouldve used better judgement and tried it, oh well

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Best Korean BBQ in Queens

yah def give it a try!

Also, make sure to get the premium unmarinate kalbi and the pork jowl...those are my two fav things there for sure

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Pye Boat Noodle Astoria 35-13 Broadway

interesting sounds good

yen ta fo is normally spelled yong tau foo or something like that, its actually a chinese dish from hokkien and teochew people, but southeast asia has a very big population of both. I believe thailand is mainly teochew, its all been adapted to local tastes. I havent actually tried in thailand but the thai places here tend to make it red (i think it might be from vinegar), which is quite a different than the real one which is in a light broth and you add condiments to it (chili oil etc)

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

New in Flushing: Lok Lok Restaurant

do you think its worth trekking to from the city?

i tend to like the 粥麵飯 type places better in the city, but it sounds like this place is cooking alot more actual dishes

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Soban Shiktam Korean Homestyle

interesting sounds like its pojang macha type food?

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Khao Kang in Elmhurst?

yah i read this review and was thinking the same thing...sounded good

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Yopparai is fantastc!

glad you enjoyed, i really like that place as per my review
http://www.lauhound.com/yopparai-one-...

i like the dried sardine sheet dish as well. The ayu was cool looking and nicely fresh and clean tasting, but i found the meat kind of mushy.

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Kafana/кафана in the East Village

good reminder...i always liked this place

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Xi'an on St. Marks open again...

their quality has suffered, the food at the chinatown branch is more oily and not as well flavored as it used to be. It's still reasonably tasty just not as good as when they first opened. I think this likely has to do with alot of the sauces etc are now prepared at a central distributing center then sent out to the various locations i believe plus you also have a whole bunch of different cooks

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Myanmar Chinese Association of New York Summer Water Festival

i accidently found it, i was planning on eating at it, but then i ate too much at lunch...regret not eating there looked good

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Where are the best Chinese restaurants in New York?

ok great thanks for the rec

consistency at canton gourmet is a problem (and at most chinese restaurants in NY), i find their food can be too salty sometimes. here's an old review i did
http://www.lauhound.com/canton-gourme...

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Food Media & News

Where are the best Chinese restaurants in New York?

Pookipichu - interesting re: Mulan, i hadn't gone bc a friend of mine with fairly good taste in chinese food didn't like it, but sounds like its worth trying?

i agree with you re: the disdain for more expensive chinese options, i think people associate cheap = authentic

there is a pro-cantonese tone, i clearly have that, but im openly biased towards southern chinese food in particular cantonese. for what its worth, i do agree that jiangsu / zhejiang are definitely one of the better chinese regional cuisines

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Food Media & News

Hakkasan

nice report...its been a while, been completely bogged down with other stuff, but i need to get back to writing and write up this place finally

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Yunnan Kitchen - Finally Americanized Chinese Food Done Right (Part 2)

i agree, they changed chefs recently and the food is not as good as when i wrote this. The menu has also changed a bit

the one thing that is a better though now is the fried rice, its fluffier and actually has wok hei whereas it didn't before. Aside from that though, the food is not as good as before although it is still reasonably tasty

Jul 14, 2014
Lau in Manhattan

Bak Kua / Rou Gan / Malaysian Beef Jerky

so there are 4 places:
ping's - 58 mulberry - this is my favorite, particularly the spicy pork
ling kee - 42 canal street - this one is very good too
new beef king - 89 bayard - i dont like this one as much
malaysia beef jerky - 95 elizabeth - i haven't tried this one for some reason although my friend claims its good

Jul 02, 2014
Lau in Los Angeles Area

Bangane – A Korean Goat Specialist And One Of The Most Exciting Restaurants In Flushing

mmm kimbap sounds delicious right now...im starving

Jun 29, 2014
Lau in Outer Boroughs

You Tiao and soy milk breakfast in HK

was it supposed to? im not sure how well that would do, its not something HK people are used to eating (might do fine, but might not as well)

quick search of openrice doesnt not pull anything up

Jun 24, 2014
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Tan Cang Newport Seafood – One Of My Favorite Restaurants In Orange County

ive said many times that this lobster is as good as what u get in asia at least preparation wise (seafood is unbelievably fresh and good in asia)

Jun 17, 2014
Lau in Los Angeles Area

Tan Cang Newport Seafood – One Of My Favorite Restaurants In Orange County

how hot does it get? the real woks i believe kick up to like 800-1,000 degrees, they have either a foot pedal or this pedal sort of waist level that really kicks up the heat. if you watch a master on the wok they're constantly using this pedal to kick the heat up. It's quite an art to get real wok hei (its so awesome when u get it right)

Jun 17, 2014
Lau in Los Angeles Area

Tan Cang Newport Seafood – One Of My Favorite Restaurants In Orange County

yah they always show me the lobsters to you

Jun 17, 2014
Lau in Los Angeles Area