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Quality Chinese Food in Greenpoint / Williamsburg Area

Same name very different food. Different owners. i tried it twice out of desperation.

Apr 09, 2009
brooklyn man in Outer Boroughs

Quality Chinese Food in Greenpoint / Williamsburg Area

OK. I am at a loss. I was a BIG fan of Shanghai Lee on Manhattan Avenue for many years. But since they have closed up, I am having a hard time finding a formidable replacement.

Some of my favorite dishes are General Tsao Chicken and Sesame Chicken. Now what I find is that in most Chinese restaurants, they are prepared exactly the same, except at the end, they sprinkle a few sesame seeds on the Sesame Chicken. And they all taste like sweet and sour chicken. Shanghai Lee's version of them was the best I have ever had. Each had a unique flavor. The Sesame Chicken was sweet and crispy, the Generals was spicy and had a strong garlic flavor with lots of hot peppers.

Also, I want my fried rice to be brown, not yellow. What is up with all these places using spanish rice???

Any recommendations?

Apr 09, 2009
brooklyn man in Outer Boroughs

Napoli Bakery in Wmsburg is great

No surprise there. Napoli's flour bread is delicious. I also recommend their lard bread and other meat breads.

Apr 09, 2009
brooklyn man in Outer Boroughs