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May 16, 2008 09:09 PM

Seeking the best shrimp with lobster sauce in Flushing

Can anyone make a recommnendation?. We had a great version at Wo Hop in Manhattan's Chinatown awhile back but will be in flushing tomorrow and am looking for an equivalent.

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  1. cantonese places are few and far between in flushing, but i think you might do well at imperial palace on 37th ave, off main. they serve some of the best seafood -- cantonese variety -- i've had in that area.

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    1. re: david sprague

      Actually, there are several Cantonese places in Flushing. In fact, several of the area's best and fanciest restaurants are Cantonese. There are, however, few that serve Americanized Chinese dishes like shrimp in lobster sauce. If that's what you seek you'd be much better off going to one of the older non-Chinese neighborhoods.

      1. re: Woodside Al

        agreed with Woodside Al and he is right that there are a ton of cantonese restaurants....i think alot of them will do a poor job at americanized chinese food

        i believe if u look on the web, NY mag put out a article on best americanized chinese food

    2. Try Sun Lok Kee on Main Street.
      I especially like their salt baked baby octopus.

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      1. re: Barry Strugatz

        Sorry, it's now called:
        New Lok Kee
        35-60 Main Street

      2. I never knew that shrimp with lobster sauce was an American creation . Well, we ate at Imperial Manor and it was good but imho not up to Wo Hop's version. We went to New Lok Kee a few years ago when it first opened and were disappointed. Since two posters recommended it, perhaps it has improved an worth a revisit. Please let me know whether this is true. Thx to all.

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        1. re: budcar

          The best version I have tried in my neighborhood is the one done by Mr. Tong's, on Queens Blvd, across the street from Tung Shing. It has a very flavorful sauce, with lots of garlic, scallions, and ground pork...same flavor I got from the Flatbush Ave place I ate from as a kid. There's cornstarch, but not as much as I've found from other places.

        2. that is just one dish, that the smell completely turns my stomach---that and anything mayonaisse that I've seen in Chinese Restaurants..once made the mistake to order it a Tung Shing House in Rego Park and it was vile. Stay away from there.