Brooklyn or Queens Chinatown on Christmas?
I've spent a lot of time persusing the (wonderfully detailed) posts about the pluses and minuses of the various Chinatowns and their many dining options -- but in this case I'm looking for some individual recommendations. Some friends and I are planning to head to one of the Chinatowns for Christmas dinner. We're fans of all cuisines (though seafood is a plus-- despite it being a holiday -- and spicy is fantastic). We live in Brooklyn but we're always happy to travel to Queens. Any favorites stand out in your minds as being *the* place to bring this hungry group?
Many thanks and happy holidays,
See? Ths is what happens when I switch job sites from Bay Ridge to Coney Island. If I didn't have you guys to keep me informed, I'd be in the dark! :-}
Ming Gee doesn't sound familiar to me, but if you give it a recc, I would check it out the next time I'm over there.
I did eat at a restaurant awhile ago that I think was on the corner of 61st and 6th, but I recall it being some other Asian
cuisine and I thought the name was Truc something.
I'm usually too busy avoiding hitting darting pedestrians to
get a good look at names :-}
Thanks on all the good info.
I really like the food at the Ocean Palace on 8th Ave and, I think, 56th St. The food is always so fresh and tasty.
The other place I like is the big one on 7th Ave and about
61st St. I'm sorry, the name escapes me right now but it's one of the few restaurants on 7th. You might want to check and see what's going on for Christmas, as all of the bigger places might be doing things differently that night.
If you live in Brooklyn, Christmas and New Year's might be occasions when you would want to stay within the borough and not have to travel to Flushing
Have a wonderful and delicious holiday!
I think Ocean Palace is closed. The trouble with Brooklyn Chinatown is that it's like a long shoestring--most all of the restaurants and stores are on Eighth Ave. for many many blocks. (Since "8" is a lucky number for Chinese, everybody wants to be on Eighth Ave.) In this regard, Flushing is easier to navigate. Also, Flushing has many more non-Cantonese options, since it was Taiwanese in origin.
Ocean Palace closed, but as noted in a post yesterday, Pacificana has opened in the new building just finished on that site. (2nd Floor) I drove past today at noontime and it looked busy.
I think the restaurant noted above as being on 7th and 61st is actually Ming Gee on 6th and 61st. There are several other other new places recently opened on 8th in addition to these two - a search for Sunset Park or Brooklyn Chinatown will turn them up.