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ISO Haka Chinese restaurants in the city? Any leads will be much appreciated!!
TIA - Nicole

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  1. What Hakka dishes do you have in mind?

    1. mmmmmmm..... I need some Manchurian chicken, Manchurian Vegetable Pokora Style, Shrimp with Curry Sauce, errrr..Ahsam King Prawn -- Why, can you help?

      1. Perhaps! There are two restaurants in Murray Hill, Chinese Mirch and Indo Wok, that serve Hakka food.

        Both are on Lexington Ave @ 28th Street.

        Chinese Mirch has better atmosphere, but Indo Wok is supposed to have more authentic fare.

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        1. re: 2greenalligators

          I was very underwhelmed by Chinese Mirch the one (and last - and I mean last) time I went there. Not only didn't their food taste very good, but their lamb tasted too old, so it wasn't surprising that my stomach was upset later.

        2. I'm confused. Everybody is discussing Indian Chinese, not Hakka. What am I missing?



          1. Totally understand the confusion; that's why I asked the original poster what kind of Hakka dishes she had in mind. I'm Hakka chinese, but I know that Indian-Chinese food also goes by the same name. Based on her response, it was clear that she was referencing the latter. The food is very different - I'm guessing that some of the first Chinese people to open restaurants in India were Hakka and the fusion took on the name.

            1. If you find them let me know. There use to be some in Queens but they closed.

              FYI, I found a really good Salt Bake Chicken package in a Chinese Supermarket. The box is red and its as easy as making shake and bake. I was impressed with the results.

              I guess you will have to go to China. I was ISO of Hakka restaurants but I couldn't find any too. I have to cook them myself. I really missed duck stuffed with sticky rice.

              1. I am an Indian who loves authentic chinese food The poster does mean "Indian-Chinese" (which I personally cannot abide) so 2greenalligators has given "authentic" directions! Chinese communities have been in India for a 1000 years Communities trace roots to Yunan Xian Shandong and Hokkien and, later Hongkong and Shanghai Chinese-Indians from all these communities own restaurants. The names tened to come more from Five star hotel chefs, seeking to attract customers with exotic promises. I know for a fact that all tings "manchurian" originated in the 1980s at a Delhi Hotel and "Hakka Noodles" was coined in Bombay in 1979. "chopsuey" came with American GIs in the second world war.

                1. Tangra Wok in Rego Park is new, and pretty good. Diluted flavors, from what I hear from area cabbies, but I also like Tangra Masala, in Elmhurst. Both are on Queens Boulevard and close to subway stations on the V, G, or R lines (63rd Drive, and Grand Avenue, respectively). Of the two, I'd say Tangra Masala is the tastier place, and has been around for quite some time. You can order most dishes wet or dry, I prefer the dry. And, the chili cauliflower is of course the way to go!

                  As for Hakka cuisine, it might be for another friend, but I've only had Hakka food in Taiwanese-style restaurants, and at my mom's house.