the best scallops in black bean sauce in nyc?
- jason carey
The most tender, luscious
fragrant, and crisply fried
scallops in black bean sauce can
be found at a resturant called
Son Lok Kee on 13 mott st
in chinatown no1.
I have tried this dish in many
chinese food huts around nyc
including queens and this is
simply de top bannana
re: barry strugatz
Sun Lok Kee is the best! Ask for Barbequed Shrimp.
It's not on the menu and it's a fantastic dish. Big
whole shrimp in the shell in a wonderful
spicy/salty/oily (but not too) coating that you suck
off completely before shelling and eating the shrimp.
(Give some thought to who you go there with. If done
properly, this can be a fairly obscene process!)
Sauteed watercress which is brilliantly green and
fresh and gives up a sharp liquor when flash sauteed
in garlicky oil. It's not oily though, just delicious
and flavorful. The holy trinity of dishes at this
place is completed by the Ginger Scallion Lo-mein
which is just that, slivers of fresh ginger, scallions
and slippery luscious lo-mein noodles. Yum!
re: Pam Sommers
This restaurant is the haunt of many a chef in the
great city...Its late hours produce three dishes that
I highly recommend...Clams in Black Bean Sauce/Garlic
Chives/Soft Shell Crabs[12 to an order]...Bring your
bottle of Johnny Walker Red and sit down for a great
meal with the locals and a few chefs from the
city...after midnight of course...JIMBO