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Gui Lin Mi Fen - Flushing

I wish they had more vegetable offerings. As it is, only one vegetable noodle dish and no vegetable sides.

May 26, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

Hong Kong - first time, short trip, advice would be appreciated

And clearly not reading or researching this board either...

May 25, 2015
scoopG in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong - first time, short trip, advice would be appreciated

No confusion here.

Last Sept. you requested information, saying this was your "first trip" to HKG. Eight months later you again say you are making your first visit to HKG.

Did you ever report back on your first trip? Did you find that advice helpful?

May 24, 2015
scoopG in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong - first time, short trip, advice would be appreciated

What about any places from your last (and also first?) trip to Hongkong?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/989142

May 24, 2015
scoopG in China & Southeast Asia

Four Seasons to close

Next year...when their lease is up.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/din...

May 22, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Is Coi one of the world's best Chinese restaurants?

May 22, 2015
scoopG in San Francisco Bay Area

Dumpling Palace, recently opened in the Back Bay

Is there an address for this place?

May 19, 2015
scoopG in Greater Boston Area

Just Say Thank You

Indeed. I would think the professional kitchen fryer would be a great advantage over many in-home set-ups. Also, the OP has not mentioned anything on how her own onion rings are so special or unique or why this restaurant's onion rings were being left on tables uneaten.

May 18, 2015
scoopG in Not About Food

Just Say Thank You

Maybe she didn't use your recipe.
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Exactly.

The "young friend of your daughter" never told you she wanted the recipe to begin with. While she was thinking about it you sent it to her unsolicited. So you do not know for sure that "your recipe" is being used at all.

May 18, 2015
scoopG in Not About Food
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Spring 2015: New in Chinatown

Kang Kee on Hester St. / Dave Cook's Eating in Translation recent find: http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...

May 18, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Flushing: Lao Dong Bei replaces short-lived SN New Restaurant (former M & T)

I liked it. Probably not for those only looking for southern style...even the hot sauce had a burnt smokey flavor.

May 18, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

HAND PULLED NOODLE SHOP 东方兰州拉面 (SHENG WANG) YET ANOTHER TO HIGHLY CONSIDER IN YOUR QUEST FOR GOOD CHINESE NOODLES

May 18, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Spring 2015: New in Chinatown

Some new places have just opened...

1) Canton Lounge
70 Mott St.
Tel: 212-219-8066

Open 11 am to 11 pm

Of note on the menu: Tianjin Goubuli stuffed buns, Fish Pie, Ningbo Rice Ball Soup, Casseroles and Sautéed T-Bone Steak. 70+ lunch specials starting at $5.75.

Tianjin Goubili Stuffed Buns (天津狗不理包子-Tiānjīn gǒu bù lǐ bāozi) are a famous steamed snack from northern China that dates to the mid 19th century. Goubili (狗不理- gǒu bù lǐ ) means “ignore the dog. Seems some young fellow nicknamed Dog became famous for his buns but when busy and stressed paid no attention to his customers. This gave rise to the expression that this Dog sells steamed buns but ignores his customers. That morphed into “ignore the dog.”

Images for Goubuli:
https://www.google.com/search?q=%E5%A...

2) Cutting Board
53 Bayard St.
Tel: 212-528-0188

Open 11 am to 11 pm

Canto-Pop or Asian-style Western food with everything from Shake Shake Fries (Parmesan Cheese, Togarashi and Seaweed) and Stir-Fried Kimchee Sliced Beef to Omuraisu (Butter Rice, Miso Ketchup) to Ox Tongue with Spaghetti in a Red Wine Sauce. On tap: Roasted Rice Tea, Yogurt CoCo Drinks and Sesame Black Milk Tea.

http://www.cuttingboardnyc.com/

3) Sharkey’s Café
48 Mulberry St. (between Baxter and Worth).
Tel: 212-804-8183

Breakfast, pastries, sandwiches….

http://www.sharkeyscafe.com/

4) Sichuan Hot Pot
34 Pell St.
Tel: 212-267-8866

Second location of a Flushing restaurant at 136-20 38th Avenue. Former location of ABC Restaurant. Out to prove that NYC needs another Sichuan place.

5) 21 Shanghai House
21 Division St.
Tel: 212-226-8998

Open 10:30 am to 9:30 pm (10:30 pm on weekends)

XLB of course and 22 lunch specials for $5.50.

6) King’s Kitchen
92 East Broadway
Tel: 212-966-728

Open everyday from 6 am to 11 pm.

Cantonese BBQ roast meats, Congee, 17 Claypot Rice Casseroles (煲仔飯 bāo zǎi zi fàn or Bo Zai Fan) including Quail, Taro and Salted Fish and Minced Meat.

7) Beautiful Memory Desserts
69A Bayard St.
Tel: 212-788-1888

Open 11 am to 11 pm - later on weekends

Flushing outpost lands in Manhattan.
Lau’s 2012 report: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/826159

8) Spicebox
33 Pell St.
Tel: 212-233-9888

Open 11 am to 9 pm

Southern China via Japan. Some 20+ savory and sweet Crêpes. From Happy Thanksgiving (smoked turkey, honey glazed ham, organic farm egg, fresh farm greens and house mayo) to Field of Ireland (kiwis, raspberries, Bailey’s sauce, whipped yogurt cream and house Nutella chocolate sauce). Green Tea Shakes for $6.00

http://www.spiceboxcrepe.com/

9) When did Excellent Pork Chop House morph into the Taiwan Pork Chop House?

http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

Taiwan Pork Chop House
3 Doyers St.
Tel: 212-791-7007

Slideshow:
http://scoopg.smugmug.com/photos/swfp...

Flushing: Lao Dong Bei replaces short-lived SN New Restaurant (former M & T)

Breakfast now served daily from 6:30 to 11:00 am daily.

This is definitely Northeastern style with a slightly smokey and burnt taste to the soy milk offerings.

Slideshow:
http://scoopg.smugmug.com/photos/swfp...

From the large orange wall poster:

早餐-zǎocān -Breakfast

Left Column:

油條 - yóutiáo Deep-fried Breadstick $1.25
芝麻餅- zhīma bǐng Sesame Pancake $1.00
蔥油餅-cōng yóu bǐng Scallion Pancake $1.00
羊肉包-yang ròu bāo Steamed Lamb Bun, four for $3.00
豬肉包-zhū ròu bāo Steamed Pork Bun, four for $3.00

白菜豬肉包 -báicài zhūròu bāo
Steamed Cabbage & Pork Bun, four for $2.00

素菜香菇包 -sùcài xiānggū bāo
Steamed Vegetable and Mushroom Bun, four for $2.00

酸菜玉米蒸餃 -suāncài yùmǐ zhēngjiǎo
Steamed Pickled Vegetables and Corn Dumplings

花卷 -huājuǎn - Steamed Flower Blossom Bun, two for $1.50

Right Column:

滷蛋 - lǔdàn Stewed Hardboiled Eggs, three for $1.00

豆漿 - dòujiāng Soy Milk; Small .75, Large $1.25
外賣 - wàimài To go; Small $1.00, Large $1.75

豆腐腦 -dòufu nǎo Soft Bean Curd; Small $1.50, Large $2.00
外賣 -wàimài To go; Small $1.75, Large $2.50

小米粥 -xiǎomǐ zhōu Millet Congee; Small $1.00, Large $1.50
外賣 - wàimài To go; Small $1.25, Large $2.00

綠豆粥 -lùdòu zhōu Mung Bean Congee; Small $1.00, Large $1.50
外賣 - wàimài To go; Small $1.25, Large $2.00

May 15, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

Calling ScoopG, Lau, et al. 飯團 in Flushing?

An update to add for this breakfast thread...

Lao Dong Bei on Kissena now serves Breakfast daily from 6:30 to 11:00 am daily.

This is definitely Northeastern style with a slightly smokey and burnt taste to the soy milk offerings.

Slideshow:
http://scoopg.smugmug.com/photos/swfp...

From the large orange wall poster:

早餐-zǎocān -Breakfast

Left Column:

油條 - yóutiáo Deep-fried Breadstick $1.25
芝麻餅- zhīma bǐng Sesame Pancake $1.00
蔥油餅-cōng yóu bǐng Scallion Pancake $1.00
羊肉包-yang ròu bāo Steamed Lamb Bun, four for $3.00
豬肉包-zhū ròu bāo Steamed Pork Bun, four for $3.00

白菜豬肉包 -báicài zhūròu bāo
Steamed Cabbage & Pork Bun, four for $2.00

素菜香菇包 -sùcài xiānggū bāo
Steamed Vegetable and Mushroom Bun, four for $2.00

酸菜玉米蒸餃 -suāncài yùmǐ zhēngjiǎo
Steamed Pickled Vegetables and Corn Dumplings

花卷 -huājuǎn - Steamed Flower Blossom Bun, two for $1.50

Right Column:

滷蛋 - lǔdàn Stewed Hardboiled Eggs, three for $1.00

豆漿 - dòujiāng Soy Milk; Small .75, Large $1.25
外賣 - wàimài To go; Small $1.00, Large $1.75

豆腐腦 -dòufu nǎo Soft Bean Curd; Small $1.50, Large $2.00
外賣 -wàimài To go; Small $1.75, Large $2.50

小米粥 -xiǎomǐ zhōu Millet Congee; Small $1.00, Large $1.50
外賣 - wàimài To go; Small $1.25, Large $2.00

綠豆粥 -lùdòu zhōu Mung Bean Congee; Small $1.00, Large $1.50
外賣 - wàimài To go; Small $1.25, Large $2.00

May 15, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

Queens Night Market kickoff tonight

It seems like the early reports make it sound quite chaotic: too many people, long lines, not enough vendors, not enough food.

May 13, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

2015 questions re: beef noodle soup in Taipei, inc. b'fast? Diagnose me!

You will find plenty of breakfast options near where you are staying. Just walk out the door and start prowling. There will be plenty of small Ma-Pa places selling all sorts of different delicious breakfast goodies. Depending on how long you are staying, don't stop into the very first place you see. They might think something is wrong when you pass them by on Day Two!

May 13, 2015
scoopG in China & Southeast Asia

Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu Now Serving 'Creative' Chinese at Fung Tu

May 12, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Saturday birthday dinner - group dimsum?

Eight is considered the maximum number of people at one table, whereby one table-wide conversation can be held by all of the folks. Above that number, guests are eventually forced to converse with only those nearest them.

May 12, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Saturday birthday dinner - group dimsum?

8-10 folks around a large table no problem, but squeezing 13? (Bring your copies of "The Thin Man.") Your best bets are Dim Sum Go Go or Vegetarian Dim Sum House.

Dim Sum Go Go:
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

Vegetarian Dim Sum House:
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

May 12, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Suggestions for egg custard tarts in Chinatown (or anyplace else in Manhattan)?

May 09, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Flushing Review: Rural

Thanks Dave for the update. Glad to know the place is still going strong...
http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...

May 08, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

Private Chef

May 04, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

restaurant near Salon De Ning

What about from your last NYC trip? Did you ever report back on any the recs you received?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/886055

May 04, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Flushing: Lao Dong Bei replaces short-lived SN New Restaurant (former M & T)

A recent meal here confirms that Chef An and his wife Ms. Zhu are still serving up excellent food. Regarding one dish, Crispy Chicken Intestines, dining companion Anya noted that while the actual dish in Chinese said “Cumin Chicken Gizzards, the right English epithet would be chewy, not crispy. Serious chewiness is one of those textures that Chinese eaters love in some dishes.”

One of the tasty menu items we ordered from the many wall specials written in Chinese was Egg Yolk Battered Corn Kernals (蛋黃玉米 - dànhuáng yùmǐ). The Lamb Chops in Xinjiang Style were succulent and easily fell off the bone.

When we inquired about some fish that was being eaten at the table next to us a plate was soon delivered to us to sample: Fried Whiting. Delicious, plentiful and inexpensive this spring.

Slideshow:

http://scoopg.smugmug.com/photos/swfp...

Apr 30, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

Anything I should DROP?

Yes, nice edit job. So after first saying "rather than Szechuan Gourmet on 39th Street, I prefer Shu Han Ju, on 11th Street and 6th" you then back track in the subsequent post to say you prefer Shu Han Ju "because you live near there". And then promptly delete this point.

If you have a case on how SHJ is truly a destination Sichuan restaurant or why it is better than Szechaun Gourmet or Lan Sheng I'd love to read it.

Apr 30, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Anything I should DROP?

Don't be ridiculous...and please don't be insulted.
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Oh please. You clearly need to get around more.

Apr 30, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Anything I should DROP?

Upon request, They serve a beautiful chili paste (with cinnamon bark and whole-star anise) that will enhance any dish.
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This approach to Chinese dining is very American: the need that each and every dish has to be somehow enhanced at the table by the diner via added chili paste (or soy sauce, or sweet n low etc). Chinese dishes are properly seasoned in the kitchen.

If this is how you are comparing Szechuan Gourmet to Shu Han Ju - one eggplant dish and the availability and desire to add chili sauce tableside, no thanks.

Apr 30, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan
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Is John's Pizzeria the Best? Other suggestions?

Apr 22, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Shanghainese in Chinatown

Shanghai Café is now Shanghai Café Deluxe.

Shanghai Asian Manor:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/838405

Shanghai Heping:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/841090

456 (some excellent dishes here amidst the American-Chinese).
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/770707

See also:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/874054

http://seriouseats.com/best-chinese-f...

Apr 17, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan