Ching Yeh - Flushing
Saturday night I had to go to Flushing to pick up some
groceries and decided to make a dinner stop at Joe's
Shanghai. I had worked a long day and my girlfriend and
I took a walk up 37th Avenue and entered a restaurant
which I believed was Joe's. My first reaction was that
they refurbished Joe's and took the smell of the fish
tank out. I asked for a table for two and then realized
(when my brain woke up) that this was not Joe's
Shanghai, but Ching Yeh. A believer that mistakes
sometimes cause discoveries, we decided to sit and eat.
We are happy we did. I started with Baby Ribs Soup
which had a bit of spice and a lot of spice. It also
came in a good sized bowl. My girlfirend had
Vegetable Bean Curd Soup which had more of a plain
broth and was full of bean curd and vegetables. Quite
good. We then had Snails with Basil. This had a taste
that I was not used to and it was a bit spicy. After a
while we realized that we fell in love with the dish.
We also had sauteed spinach which had a very light
garlic taste and a very nice light oily sauce. We
enjoyed it. I really look forward to going back to try
some more. So sometimes being tired and stupid pays
So tell me about the snails: were they the beach-whelk variety? How do you get them out of the shells with the little toothpicks they supply?
Once, at a restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown, I decided to be adventurous and ordered the snails, although I wasn't sure how big they were. The waiter delivered a plate of pebble-sized beach whelks and six flat toothpicks to dig them out of their shells with.
So tell me, you must have gotten these same ones; how did you extract them from their shells?
re: Frank Language
I was expecting the exact same thing you said, but boy was I surprised. It was if they were little snail filets. No shells, maybe they did this because I was not Asian. They were great. No you reminded me about them. I really do like this place. The Manager is a nice, friendly man and not overbearing. He makes sure your food is served in a correct and timely fashion, but he doesn't keep interrupting you to ask how things are.