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Romanian Restaurant in Queen's

Cornel's Garden, 46-04 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, NY, (718) 786-7894

This place was recommended to me yesterday by a Romanian woman - she mentioned among other dishes a pig stomache dish - maybe a soup? Looking forward to trying it.

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  1. Can't wait to hear your report!

    1. It's now called Romanian Gardens. Two blocks away (48th St) is a second Romanian Restaurant which is newer and more modern. Romanian Gardens is far more authentic with an Old World Atmosphere. I've been to both and they're both quite good. When I visited Romanian Gardens the first time for lunch it was very busy with Romanian's. The staff is friendly and helpful. You'll like this restaurant. Very reasonable prices. The Romanian beer is excellent. I plan to return.

      1. I've heard that this used to be THE place for Romanian chow back when Cornel owned it. I ate in nearby Acasa and loved it .http://www.chowhound.com/topics/321090 Romanian Gardens is discussed at length and compared to Acasa in the thread I've linked to. I've never tried it.

        1. The pig stomach dish is a tripe soup and it's an acquired taste, but I think it costs about $4 so you might want to give it a try. If you decide to go for it, make sure you adjust the taste with the vinegar/sour cream/garlic paste provided. I like to throw in a slice of the hot pepper also, just for the kick.
          You'll find tripe soup at any of the Romanian restaurants.

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          1. re: RedVelvet

            Thanks for tip - my husband adores tripe - not my favorite thing!

            1. re: RedVelvet

              It is not pig stomach - it is tripe - beef stomach.

            2. Acasa is where to go.