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Desperate for good chinese !

bensmomeats Jan 1, 2009 05:30 PM

moved to stamford 2 years ago and ate at Li's in Darien which has since closed. Tolerate Hunan in Greenwich but please HELP . . .
oh and Happy new year

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    wookiedoodle RE: bensmomeats Jan 3, 2009 06:11 AM

    Hunan Spring on Hope Street. Happy new year!

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      SeoulQueen RE: bensmomeats Jan 4, 2009 04:11 PM

      For good chinese you need to go into the city/Flushing, most of the "chinese" restaurants around here are asian fusion or modified to suit "white man" palate - ie not very spicy or authentic. If I'm desperate for something resembling chinese, I go to Ching's Table in Darien because it's nearby - recently re-opened as Wild Ginger dumpling house but same owners and basically the same menu. I tried the dim sum at Aberdeen in White Plains - very average - would rather save the money and head to Flushing when I have time.

      For chinese takeaway, I go to Mandarin Wok in Cos Cob because the food is ok, nothing outstanding, but at least it is better than some places that were truly horrendous.

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        rodtan RE: bensmomeats Jan 8, 2009 06:37 AM

        Hunan Cafe in Riverside has very good food. Ask for the Chinese food not listed on the menu.

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          wonka RE: rodtan Jan 8, 2009 06:41 AM

          I think the best is in Greenwich, - Penang Grill, lewis street. I find it really tasty. That's where I go when I'm craving for it.

        2. jfood RE: bensmomeats Jan 8, 2009 09:44 AM

          jfood is a big fan of Ching's Table in NC for his Asian meals and her sister restaurant Sushi 25 around the corner. Others may say it is not Chinese though.

          Check their menus on line and decide if these are the dishes you might be looking for whether you callit Chinese, Asian or some combo-fusion cuisine.


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            otisman RE: bensmomeats Jan 8, 2009 02:13 PM

            Aberdeen on Hamilton Ave. in White Plains might fit the bill and save you a trip to lower Manhattan. It's very good and as close to authentic as you can find nearby.

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              SeoulQueen RE: bensmomeats May 2, 2009 01:54 PM

              Just tried Lao Sze Chuan in MIlford, about 20-30 minutes north on I-95. I have to say this is probably the most authentic Szechuan food I have found in the Fairfield county area. It was a good sign that 90% of the customers were Asian. I ordered the chili stir fry chicken - it had a nice heat to it. My friend ordered the dan dan noodles which were the best out of all the restaurants I've tried in Fairfield county - it didn't have that powdered curry taste so many of them do.

              My new go to Chinese takeaway is now Shanghai Cafe in Wilton. I've done takeaway from them several times now and have been happy with the results.

              Jfood - is Ching's in NC owned by the same people who run Wild Ginger in Darien?

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                jfood RE: SeoulQueen May 2, 2009 02:49 PM

                The Li family owns several restaurants in the area and jfood believes it is.

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                  bagelman01 RE: SeoulQueen May 2, 2009 04:04 PM

                  Good food, BUT Milford is NOT Fairfield County. It is NEW HAVEN COUNTY. Let's not take away from New Haven County what is its rightful claim.

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                  jvaum RE: bensmomeats May 2, 2009 02:22 PM

                  Where is Shanghai Cafe in Wilton?

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                    wohc RE: jvaum May 17, 2009 01:07 PM

                    It's actually in Norwalk (666 Main Ave), but very close to the Wilton town line.

                  2. BAFU RE: bensmomeats May 9, 2009 05:10 PM

                    Well, for dim sum, I think you can't beat Central Seafood in Hartsdale. Same plaza as the Best Buy. Sats and Sun only for dim sum lunch.

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