Hunan in Astoria - good chinese takeout meal
A few days ago we found this menu dropped off in our building for Hunan Chinese takeout 24-14 34th Ave. It seems like the standard chinese takeout menu with the notable expection of a few dishes; mala pork, mala beef, sha cha (chicken pork and beef), *blank* with hot pepper and peanut and a few others. We ordered mala pork, eggplant in garlic sauce and crab rangoon (guilty pleasure) for under $11. Delivery was fast and the food was delicious. The mala pork was actually spicy with black and red pepper and szechuan pepper corn (five spice powder?), bok choy and broccoli accompanied. The eggplant in garlic also had some nice spice to it and the eggplant was tender and creamy. crab rangoon- crabbier than others so if you order them for the cream cheese you may prefer Hong Kong's version.
Neither of the main dishes were coated in those sugary syrupy sauces that many astoria joints use. It isn't noodletown or spicy and tasty but I got the impression that Hunan actually cares about the way their food tastes. Has any one else ordered from them? And can anyone give a description of Sha Cha dishes?