best chinese food in brooklyn
- mdog Jul 24, 2006 06:58 PM
I know people might not necc. think that "best" and "chinese food" go together- but I'm originally from Jersey where nothing beat some good general cho's.
My favorite is Lee's Villa on Lawrence st. right off Fulton Mall. It's a divey large sit down place- I've had everything from chicken with triple nut to kung po chicken - and I don't know why- I just crave the food at this place.
Though not so hot overall- I really like the General Tso's at Red Hot Schezuan in the slope.
anybody else have a favorite?
We have found that the food at FORTUNE HOUSE on Henry Street to be very good , especially their Shrimp dishes and their Fried Rice. Everything is fresh and good quality. ANDY'S on Montague Street uses all fresh, no canned ingredients and some of the dishes are nice. LICHEE NUT on Montague Street is also good for some dishes.Their Scallion Pancakes are exceptional, as is the Mixed Vegetables in Spicy Sauce.
I think that is a starting point... fresh ingredients, nicely prepared.. the other is a matter of what dishes one orders and ones personal taste. It is a good idea to go to a place with a few friends, order multiple dishes and sample to find what is best there.
Chinese food can be heavenly if made correctly. Unfortunately, Chinese food has gone out of fashion in NY and while there are many adequate Chinese restaurants in Brooklyn, none are outstanding.
I can't say I've done much exploring of chinese restaurants in Brooklyn, but in the Slope, my favorite was Mr. Wonton on 7th Ave (closer to Flatbush end). It's a few steep steps up from any fast food chinese take out. Less greasy and nice to sit down in or order out, and I like that you can get a big serving of veggies other than broccoli and baby corn as a main dish! (bok choy with black mushrooms and choy sum are my favorites). I love the firefighter beef with tofu... has great red chilis if you can do spicey. If not, it's still good as long as you avoid the chilis. :) Also, their shrimp dish is great! Can't remember which, but it's on the chef's part of the menu... salt and pepper shrimp maybe?
If you can travel go out to woodside, queens. There is a huge asian population there. Great chinese and vietmanese as well as thai. I found this by accident after asking the people at sriphaiphai where the thai grocery market was. They pointed me to a huge asian market were they get all there stuff from and they have a parking lot. The market is pretty amazing so, you would think just about everyone will have all fresh produce.
Back to brooklyn the only place i can suggest is M shanghai in the burg. Amazing steamed pork juicy buns and tea smoked morning glory dish.