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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

Bite Of Hong Kong Opens On Chrystie in Chinatown

They appear to have 10-12 special dishes. A quick lunch on Sunday provided some proof that more exploration here is justified.The place was packed and there are a couple of holdovers from the former place. Lunch of Braised Oxtail in a Whole Pumpkin (photo below), Crispy Fried Pork Tripe, Sautéed Pea Shoots and Steamed Chicken among others.

Apr 14, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Bite Of Hong Kong Opens On Chrystie in Chinatown

Anything going on a couple of doors down at the old Yogee/85 location?
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No, 85 still shuttered.

Apr 12, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Bite Of Hong Kong Opens On Chrystie in Chinatown

This most recently was First House Garden. Will miss their Toishanese style eel rice casserole. Take-out menu has some interesting looking specials (Dried Quid with Leeks)and plenty of American-Chinese dishes like General Tso's. Not sure if there are more specials available on their in-house sit-down menu.

Apr 10, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Anybody Try First House Garden in Chinatown?

Closed. Now replaced by Bite of Hong Kong.

Apr 10, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Taiwanese Cookbooks

Thanks. Would love to hear how it works out for you.

Apr 05, 2015
scoopG in Home Cooking
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Taiwanese Cookbooks

Can you provide some more details on the cooking classes there? Have a friend going there this summer who is very keen. Thanks.

Apr 05, 2015
scoopG in Home Cooking

Any NYC calibre Lox in Twin Cities??

What exactly are you looking for? Lox and/or Smoked Salmon?

Mar 31, 2015
scoopG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Anything good near Hotel Wales on UES?

What about from your last trip? Did you ever report back on how that went or what restaurants you visited?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/999153

Mar 31, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

China

Why not spend some time reading this board? There is a very recent Shanghai thread from sockster.

Flushing for dummies

Dim Sum
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884366

Dumpling Galaxy
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/989115

E-Pie
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/992181

Fat Boy Homestyle Cooking
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/989467

Fragrant Shandong Garden
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/709290

Fu Ran (formerly Fu Run)–Manchurian
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572882
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/750625
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/699803

Golden Palace - Manchurian
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/640895
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/din...

Gu Xiang - Taiwanese
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678071

Guilin Mifen
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1005316

HLY
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/886070

Henan Fengwei
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728696

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/708325
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/din...

Hunan House
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/612697

Jiang Li – Northern/Manchurian
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/714292

Lake Pavilion – Cantonese
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/846262
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/din...

Lao Chengdu – Sichuan
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/894017

Lao Dong Bei – Manchurian
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/879742

Main Street Imperial – Taiwanese
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/601902

New Golden Szechuan
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/994907

Red Chopsticks - Taiwanese
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781817

Rifu (Chinese-Korean).
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/730210

Rural - Manchurian
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711399

Shanghai 33 Cuisine – now closed?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/891886

Spicy and Tasty - Sichuan
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/702673
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755009

Traditional Hunan Restaurant
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/900578

Wan Chai Seafood:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002282

Yi Lan Halal Chinese
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/771124

Xiao Dong Bei – Manchurian:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/996857

Also:

Golden Mall
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/0...

New World Mall Food Court
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/785435

New York Food Court:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/980505
http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...
http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...
http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...

Andrew Zimmern - Spoon & Stable

Very easy for any Chef to get his/her local pals and professional contacts to "nominate" said Chef and restaurant - every year in some cases. There are simply far too many categories and awards.

Mar 26, 2015
scoopG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

Thanks Lau! How much for that bowl of Beef Noodle Soup - looked like a small bowl, no?

Mar 25, 2015
scoopG in China & Southeast Asia

Andrew Zimmern - Spoon & Stable

The James Beard Award nominees are more or less, self-nominated. There is no select and secret group of phantom JB voters who travel across the country to come up with the list of what, 5,000 nominees?

Mar 25, 2015
scoopG in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grand Szechuan Near Bloomington Mn Cub Foods

spicy beef. spicy chicken. spicy fish
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That's as clear as you can be on the names of the dishes?

it was inferior stuff.
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Why was it "inferior stuff?" This is all you ordered? No vegetables?

Mar 23, 2015
scoopG in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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Jury Duty, and help for a Chinatown neophyte

Mar 19, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Haldi--loved it

Mar 15, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan
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Hunan House (flushing) - been recently?

It's an easy walk from Roosevelt and Main.

Mar 01, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs
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Why aren't we eating more geese?

There are many reasons why goose is not more popular in the USA. Nearly 97% of poultry production here is chicken (broilers), chicken eggs and turkeys. Geese represent only 0.02% of the total production.

Geese farming is more popular in Asia and Central Europe where they are better suited to smaller farms.

Raising geese is more complicated than chickens, especially where down and feathers are involved. Special equipment is required as they are not easy to kill: they have many pinfeathers that are difficult to remove.

While geese are excellent grass foragers, they thrive best when kept naturally protected from predators. They are picky eaters. One acre will support only 20-40 geese. They do not do well in enclosed spaces and their overall reproductive rate is comparatively low. They are not prolific egg layers: producing only one quarter of the amount of eggs that chickens do. Geese are usually slaughtered in November in the US and then frozen.

2012:
http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__pro...

Mar 01, 2015
scoopG in General Topics

[Hong Kong] One day gastronomic itinerary

I for one am not clicking on blog links. If you have CH reviews then please post them.

Mar 01, 2015
scoopG in China & Southeast Asia

Hunan House (flushing) - been recently?

Yes, they renovated the interior. Food is as good as I ever remember it.

Feb 28, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs
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Hunan House (flushing) - been recently?

I've not been back to HK of GS in a very long time. Hunan House has more tables - I think HK of GS has only one large round table. Am pretty sure if they were using the Huang Feihong snack in a dish they would announce it.

Feb 28, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

Potato Flakes?

Potato flour is an excellent soup thickener and contains no processed junk.

Feb 28, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Potato Flakes?

Potato flour will do just fine. What you are referring to is not low brow but merely junk food.

Feb 27, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

$1 Duck Buns in Flushing

Feb 27, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs

Potato Flakes?

Feb 27, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Hunan House (flushing) - been recently?

A recent post Lunar new year visit to Hunan House revealed that Alan Li and his crew continue to deliver excellent food. A small group of us settled into one of the large round tables and ordered seven dishes.

The top two were Beef with Crisp Pepper and Cabbage in Fry Wok. XLB are not as good as found elsewhere. Last December, Joe DiStefano wrote about the Beef with Crisp Pepper Dish. In Chinese on their menu it is 黃飛鴻椒炒牛肉-Huáng Fēihóng jiāochǎo niúròu – Beef with Crisp Pepper. Joe so liked the dish he ordered it twice. I'll do the same next time.

The name is from a popular figure in contemporary Chinese culture named Huang Feihong. Today it is a popular after school snack: peanuts and hot dried peppers. In 2009, the former M&T Qingdao restaurant on Kissena first incorporated this snack into two dishes there – a fish dish and a chicken one.

Slideshow:
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopu...

Huang Feihong:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Fei...

Huang Feihong Snack Pack:
http://www.shinho.com.cn/product_h.asp

Chopsticks and Marrow – Joe DiStefano
http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2014/1...

Feb 27, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs
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NY Dim Sum [moved from Philadelphia board]

Thanks. Red Egg does offer more evening dim sum items (at least 19) than either Hakkasan or Red Farm - until 11 pm.

Feb 26, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan
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NY Dim Sum [moved from Philadelphia board]

Then Jin Fong (linked above) or Golden Unicorn are for you. Both are in Chinatown and easily accessible from the Garment District.

http://www.goldenunicornrestaurant.com/

Feb 26, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan
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