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

about 2 hours ago
scoopG in China & Southeast Asia

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...

about 5 hours ago
scoopG in Outer Boroughs
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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.

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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New Sichuan Restaurant in Midtown West : Savor Sichuan

Zigong (自貢 or 自贡 Zìgòng) is the third largest city in Sichuan and was a center for salt production that began with the ancient Bashu (巴蜀 Bāshǔ) people in the Sichuan Basin – where underwater pools of brine developed from sea water and and also created numerous salt caves. The simple Chinese dish of boiled beef might have originated with them.

A google search turned up lots of Zigong dishes, which appear difficult to distinguish from Sichuan fare:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E8%8...

Feb 26, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

NY Dim Sum [moved from Philadelphia board]

Which places in Boston by the way offer dim sum during dinner?

At least three in NYC do...

Hakkasan offers five dim sum items at dinner and nine other small plate dishes at least.
http://hakkasan.com/locations/hakkasa...

Red Egg has a full evening dim sum menu.
http://redeggnyc.com/?page_id=17

Red Farm does 13 dim sum items at dinner time.
http://redfarmnyc.com/

Feb 26, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

NY Dim Sum [moved from Philadelphia board]

Feb 25, 2015
scoopG in Manhattan

Szechuan reviews: Four Rivers and E Mei from Philly Chinatown

You have to be careful and not literally translate Chinese characters. 大麻 dàmá here does not mean "big numb" - it means hemp or marijuana. It represents a compound "word" just like we have in English: corndog, uproar or highbrow. We don't break every compound word into its component parts, neither do the Chinese.

Feb 17, 2015
scoopG in Philadelphia

Serious Eats: Where to Eat Chinese in NYC

There wasn't any renovation at Shanghai Deluxe Café - it was a labor dispute with employees that prompted the name change from Shanghai Café. I think the XLB next door at Shanghai Heping (104 Mott Street) or 456 Shanghai Cuisine (69 Mott Street) are better.

The Beginner’s Field Guide to Dim Sum

The dim sum article was by way of the Lucky Peach e-zine as it were - available I believe to subscribers of the quarterly food magazine Lucky Peach; from Chef David Chang and edited by Peter Meehan. Carolyn Phillips is a Chinese translator and has written about Chinese for a good few years now. She was working on a Chinese cookbook, not sure if that has been published yet.

http://carolynjphillips.blogspot.com/

Feb 14, 2015
scoopG in Food Media & News

The Beginner’s Field Guide to Dim Sum

My post did not settle right in the thread - my response was to klyeoh's HK dim sum cart swarm of customers ready to pounce - other customers who are not my immediate relatives be damned photo!

Feb 13, 2015
scoopG in Food Media & News
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The Beginner’s Field Guide to Dim Sum

Reminds me of when Pizza Hut first opened up in Hongkong and introduced all-you-can eat buffets. The same folks above would go in and one diner would pay for a singe buffet and then pile up enough food for his/her family of four. That didn't last long.

Feb 13, 2015
scoopG in Food Media & News

The Beginner’s Field Guide to Dim Sum

Phil - how many Chinese wedding banquets have you attended? Or how often have you eaten in the homes of Chinese friends? My last Chinese wedding (300 guests) our food got cold waiting for one guest to arrive. Other tables started eating though. Of course no one at our table would dare touch a morsel until that one guest was seated. In a Chinese home meal, the entire "banquet" is eaten cold with only the rare dish stir-fried at the last minute. The dishes are set out on the table as they are cooked - to get cold. Photos of my last Chinese wedding and one home banquet in Qingdao in 2010 below.

Feb 13, 2015
scoopG in Food Media & News

Flushing Chinatown "Jian Bing" Street Vendor

They are pretty good. Photo below of a jianbing vendor in Qingdao in 2010.

Feb 07, 2015
scoopG in Outer Boroughs