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dim sum recs for long island?

bigjeff Aug 29, 2007 04:31 PM

any please; not too far out (preferably nassau county). thanks!

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    Scott_R RE: bigjeff Aug 29, 2007 07:08 PM

    The Orient is pretty much the place to go (623 Hicksville Rd, Bethpage,). I think the dim sum is weekends-only. Have a read:

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      Fred19 RE: Scott_R Aug 30, 2007 04:33 AM

      The Orient is excellent, but so is the Forrtune Wheel on Hempstead Tpk in Levitown, NY. Both places have a fairly heavy Oriental clientele and some of the help is a bit weak in English. The food in both places is excellent. The only sad thing is that there are no restaurants in Suffolk County of the caliber of the above.

      You can get a large selection of dim sum at East Buffet, but this buffet has gotten a bit sleazier and has had labor problems when they weren't giving the wait staff their fair share of the mandatory service charge. The presence of picketing workers outside does not sharpen one's appetite.


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        bigjeff RE: Fred19 Aug 30, 2007 05:40 AM

        good thing I'm an oriental; we should be able to order no problem at fortune wheel; this is a dimsum place, correct?

        re: east, definitely thought about it; do they do it dimsum style with carts and things, or is it part of their buffet?

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          dude RE: bigjeff Aug 30, 2007 06:42 AM

          Fortune wheel is a dimsum place with carts, though you can order dim sum off the menu at dinnertime, etc. The other food is generally very good, too.

          East it's all part of buffet. I

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            budcar RE: dude Aug 30, 2007 08:48 AM

            I believe Fortune Wheel has carts on weekends only. Same for The Orient. East Buffet has some dimsum on their buffet.

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      ForkinMouth RE: bigjeff Aug 30, 2007 06:49 AM

      Northern Manor has very good dim sim (shoot for Sat/Sun before noon, to avoid crowds and for best selection). It's on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck, about 2 blocks west of the Scobee Diner.

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        jonathankavner RE: ForkinMouth Aug 30, 2007 12:29 PM

        Tommy at the Orient can usually take care of whatever you're in the mood food. I don't think we've ever ordered off the menu before; usually just tell Tommy what protein we're looking for and he suggests the preparation.

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          chefstu RE: jonathankavner Aug 30, 2007 07:42 PM

          Why not just go into Flushing? LIE to Main St., right onto Main, 4 blocks down, Silver Palace on the left. Old converted diner across from the Hospital.
          Always been happy there. Try the Stuffed fried Chicken in Egg Sauce.

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            bigjeff RE: chefstu Aug 31, 2007 07:50 AM

            ya, the ol' family standby. problem is, we're headed out to LI for a daytrip so I wanted to catch something out there; otherwise, we might as well start our journey at ocean jewels for dimsum as well!

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        MKS RE: bigjeff Aug 31, 2007 05:12 PM

        Fortune Wheel has carts on weekends only. During the week you can order off a dim sum menu. Some dishes, say chive and leek dumplings are not always available but they still have alot to choose from. If you order dim sum week nights it is a steamer with three different dumplings combination for two. Shrimp, shao mai and a vegetable dumpling. All good. Francis and Pen will make sure your taken care of.

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          robinsilver RE: bigjeff Aug 31, 2007 06:29 PM

          I agree with those on Fortune Wheel. We always used to go into Flushing for dim sum, but since we discovered Fortune Wheel, we have not bothered. One of the things that I really like about their offerings is that very little of it is fried. You also can get things like snails or tiny clams in black bean sauce, various types of sticky rice, and numerous other things that I have not seen in the Flushing or Chinatown dim sum restaurants.

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