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May 31, 2008 04:10 PM

Chinese Islamic Restaurant?? [moved from Manhattan board]

Are there any in New York? I would love to eat at one, since I miss the ones in California!

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  1. none in the city and none in flushing to my knowledge although you can probably find nothern chinese food in flushing, which is as close as you're going to get

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    1. re: Lau

      Halal Kitchen 50 4th Ave by Dean St in Brooklyn is the only one I know of. It's strictly take out.

      1. re: bigmackdaddy

        Unfortunately, this place is simply a bad standard Chinese take-out place (egg roll, fried rice, etc.) with the exception of the fact that they don't serve pork and that their meat is Halal. They do not have any Chinese Muslim specialties.

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        1. Certainly no large sit down places with the sesame bread. Not nearly the breadth of regional Chinese cuisines in New York compared to Los Angeles or even SF, though there is some stuff in NY that you don't see on the west coast (e.g., Fujianese cuisine).

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          1. re: Chandavkl

            Well there's that tiny warren of basement food stalls in flushing that has, more or less cheek to jowl, stalls staffed by people from and serving the cuisine of Sichuan, Shanxi, Wenzhou, Xi'an, Guizhou, Fujian, and lots more.


            1. re: Chandavkl

              There may be one or two better "regional Chinese" cuisine restaurants in LA or SF but not more. And Uyghur people in CA? Most Chinese Muslims are Uyghurs. I think you should say the greater LA area or the greater SF area to be more precise. And you will need a car. The Chinese diaspora in CA is far too spread out in the state. Here in NYC we have some 5 Chinatowns in 3 boroughs with over 400,000 ethnic Chinese. And one doesn't need a car!

              1. re: scoopG

                haha umm i agree that its more spread about, but the SGV is one huge chinese suburb...and there is zero comparison b/c aside from fujian food, there isnt even close to the breadth or quality available in NY compared to LA. I'm from LA and this is one of those typical NY / LA arguments, I've got no ego about food and LA kills NY in most asian food (things like indian in NY blow LA out of the water), there are just alot more of the given ethnicity in LA

              2. re: Chandavkl

                I found some similar scallion-sesame seed bread in the Flushing mall:

                1. re: kathryn

                  yeah that does look similar, but u can find the general bread at the $1 dumpling places in manhattan as well

                  that said i havent seen the type of restaurant we're talking about on this thread

              3. are you looking for specific regional chinese cuisine, or, standard chinese food cooked halal?

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                1. re: bigjeff

                  the ones he's referring to in CA are a specific regional LA, this type of food became popular with tung lai shun (great restaurant, now since closed) and there are few others now around like jamillah garden

                  alot of the famous dishes are things like da bing (big scallion bread type things) and cumin lamb...very northern chinese type dishes; im actually not sure where the people were from now that i think about it, other than they were hui (chinese muslims)