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Mariscos Chente - So Long Centinela, Hello Imperial Highway

That's what I did :) and wrapped it in the flour tortilla!

Aug 30, 2012
new2nyc in Los Angeles Area

Mariscos Chente - So Long Centinela, Hello Imperial Highway

Well, I went for dinner tonight. I got there at 6pm and the place was totally empty (of customers). I ordered the pescado zarandeado and waited about 25 min. It was definitely good. Was it great? No. Was it worth the $26 (incl. 1 can of soda)? Sure, to try it. Would it have been better if Sergio had cooked it? Based on everything in this thread: yes.

But I did think it was very tasty. The bites with the outer crisp were obviously better than the bites with just white flesh. The onion mixture was outstanding.

Aug 30, 2012
new2nyc in Los Angeles Area

Mariscos Chente - So Long Centinela, Hello Imperial Highway

re: "the last time i was at the centinela location they couldn't even get the shrimp cocktail right, so i surely would not expect them to be able to pull off a pescado zarandeado."

But what about the Inglewood location... maybe they've learned from Sergio? Certainly some of the positive reviews of the dish that are out there have been on meals cooked by someone other than Sergio... right? (rhetorical question meant to make me feel better about possibly going tomorrow)

Aug 29, 2012
new2nyc in Los Angeles Area

Mariscos Chente - So Long Centinela, Hello Imperial Highway

I'm in LAX area for two nights. Just called over and was told that Sergio is not working tonight. And, likely not working tomorrow night either. What should I do?? I really don't want to skip it, but I don't want to wait 25 min and pay upwards of $20+ if it's not going to be worth it.

Thoughts?

Aug 29, 2012
new2nyc in Los Angeles Area

taco trucks near LAX?

I will have a car, but am looking for some place somewhat nearby with great "street style" tacos.

Can anyone suggest a place to try?

I'm interested in grilled chicken tacos, steak tacos, and fish tacos.

Aug 02, 2012
new2nyc in Los Angeles Area

Hungry Hunter, near SFO

Sorry for never following up. I ended up at House of Prime Rib in SF and it was delicious!

I'll be at SFO for a night in November and this time don't want to venture into the city. I might try Broadway Prime, and it's clear that most people think Hungry Hunter doesn't even compare.

What about Gulliver's?

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Gulliver's
1699 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

Broadway Prime
1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Hungry Hunter
180 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

non-pork soup dumplings

Sigh. Too bad. There's a kosher chinese restaurant in MA that has beef dumplings that aren't advertised as soup dumplings, but certainly look/taste that way to me. Was hoping to find something similar here in NYC-metro.

non-pork soup dumplings

Are there any soup dumplings for us non-pork eaters? Long Island preferred, but 5 boroughs will do as well.

Thanks!

Atlantic City suggestions

will be in AC for a Saturday night, so I'm looking for a dinner suggestion and a Sunday morning breakfast/brunch suggestion.

Staying at the Sheraton, but going to Caesar's Sat nite.

Sep 02, 2011
new2nyc in New Jersey

help deciphering dishes at The Orient, Bethpage, LI

Can someone shed light on the difference between these dishes:

Hot and Spicy Chicken
Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Szechuan Chicken
Hunan Chicken
Kung Po Chicken

then from the Combination Platters section of the menu, there is the additional "Chicken or Beef with Hot Pepper Sauce"

I assume Kung Po is the typical americanized version with peanuts. I'm looking for something that resembles as closey as possible the dish "Dried Chicken with Chili Sauce - 香辣干煸雞" from Sichuan Gourmet in Massachusetts.

I wish there were pictures of everything on the menu, like a dive takeout Chinese resto!

Thanks!

best South Shore LI kosher supermarket/grocery store?

Of the large kosher supermarkets on the south shore, which one is considered the best, in terms of fresh/prepared food?

We are looking for franks-in-blankets, mini latkes, etc for a Hanukkah party, and wanted to know if there were better options that Barney's/Cohen's frozen.

TIA!

Nov 29, 2010
new2nyc in Kosher

Toraya

I think you mean Hiro, at Fugakyu, at the far back right.

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Fugakyu Cafe
621 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

Nov 02, 2010
new2nyc in Greater Boston Area

Long Island tacos

Does anyone know of any "authentic" taqueria in eastern Nassau or western Suffolk that serves pollo asada tacos? All the ones I know of in Westbury or Hicksville serve boiled chicken instead of grilled chicken.

Hungry Hunter, near SFO

So which is better... Broadway Prime or HOPR?

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Broadway Prime
1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Amazing solo dinner at 15 East (long review)

Wow- those pictures make me want to go there right now! Can I ask what the price was?

Question about omakase: I keep [my own version of] kosher, and therefore don't eat any shellfish. Can I just inform the chef ahead of time, so he only serves the fish selections? Or would the chef not humor me with his selections at all?

Jun 28, 2010
new2nyc in Manhattan

taco lady at the Mexican Embassy

El Rey Del Sabor's chicken and steak tacos were delicious. As was their tamale.

I'd actually been to the cart on 60th before.. for a burrito, which was not anything special.

How does Pampano compare to this?

Thanks!

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Pampano
209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

Jun 25, 2010
new2nyc in Manhattan

taco lady at the Mexican Embassy

Ahh, tamales. In that case: any taco suggestions near 39th and Park?

Jun 25, 2010
new2nyc in Manhattan

taco lady at the Mexican Embassy

Are there still tacos in front of the Mexican Embassy?

Looking for something near 39th and Park, without walking up to Pampano.

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Pampano
209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

Jun 25, 2010
new2nyc in Manhattan

Hungry Hunter, near SFO

Thanks! I'll try Broadway Prime

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Broadway Prime
1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Hungry Hunter, near SFO

I'll be staying at a hotel right down the road. Is the prime rib here on par with Prime Rib House in SF (never been, just seen it on the Food Network's "Best Food I Ever Ate" series?

At Hungry Hunter, should I get the Prime Rib or a NY Strip?

I like my prime rib salty.

need rec for midtown Saturday brunch with kids

Can someone suggest a Saturday brunch place in midtown (walking distance in the cold from Times Square) for four adults, a 5 year old and a 7 month old (who sometimes likes to scream ;-))

Thanks

Jan 07, 2010
new2nyc in Manhattan

best buffalo wings in Eastern Nassau

I'm searching for recommendations for the best (or at least very very good) wings in Hicksville, Plainview, Syosset, Woodbury, Bethpage, Old Bethpage, or Farmingdale.

I've never tried Wings Over Farmingdale, but plan to. The wings at the Main Event in Plainview are okay, but nothing special in my opinion. I don't know about many places in this area.

Thanks!

Hicksville, LI Indian

My favorite Indian restaurant in Hicksville is Kirin Palace, but I figured I'd see if I could branch out. I've eaten at Diwan (just the lunch buffet) and was not very impressed. Does anyone have any can't-miss suggestions?

Also, I just heard about "Chicken 65" (from the post on Southern Spice in Flushing). I'd love to try this dish. Does anyone know if any place around this area has it? Looks like (I think I saw it on a yelp search) Diwan has it as an appetizer.

BTW, I'm asking about Indian, but I'll also take hakka-style suggestions. My go to place for that is New Chili and Curry on Woodbury Road in Hicksville. Chili Chicken Hakka Style (dry, not wet) is just amazing.

looking for meat baby food on Long Island (or NYC)

I'm looking for meat baby food. All the places around me (Plainview) carry only parve items. I called Gourmet Glatt in Cederhurst and then told me that they sold beef and chicken, so I might try there. But, I wanted to know if anyone know of a grocery store or supermarket that had a large selection of baby food.

Thanks!

Dec 08, 2009
new2nyc in Kosher

Best Egg & Cheese on Wall Street?

I just found this thread, over seven years later.... anyone know if this truck is still around? I'm in search of the a great egg & cheese sandwich near 40 Wall St.

Dec 02, 2009
new2nyc in Manhattan

Wanted: best cappuccino/latte and egg&cheese sandwich downtown

I'm looking for the best places to go for a good cappuccino or latte and egg&cheese sandwich on/near Wall Street.

I'm expecting different places to be named for each request :)

Dec 02, 2009
new2nyc in Manhattan

Krisch's or Hildebrandt's

I also love In the Mood... and go there often. But, I think of it differently from Hildebrandt's or Krisch's... those are ice cream parlors where as ITM is an ice cream store.

Krisch's or Hildebrandt's

These are the only two place I've been to in this genre. My parents are die-hard Hildebrandt's fans, as am I, but I was extremely impressed with the ice cream at Krisch's the other night. Just curious what other people thought.

La Parma Huntington

We've been to the one on Willis Ave in Albertson/East Williston... delicious. I assume the Huntington one is the same. The Chicken Scarpariello is out of this world.

Krisch's or Hildebrandt's

Which is better for ice cream: Krisch's in Massapequa or Hildrebrandt's in Williston Park?