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Jun 21, 2009 06:20 AM

Hunan House-Flushing Translator

Was hoping there was a Chinese Speaking Hound that could help with the translation..

Thank you,


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  1. Their menu is translated into English save about 15 Chinese specials which the friendly owner will gladly explain to you.

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    1. re: scoopG

      The picture Daniel posted is of the 15 untranslated dishes. That's what he (& I, as well) would love someone to translate, as remembering all that the owner says isnt easy. Anyone eaten any of the 15?

      1. re: Steve R

        If someone could scan it so it's legible I among others could address it.
        As a photo it's a bit difficult.

            1. re: Daniel76

              If no one else pitches in, I'll get a copy next visit and have a go.

              1. re: buttertart

                I think my flickr link can't get any clearer.

                1. re: Daniel76

                  I tried it and got the you are not allowed to view private page message so can't comment.

                  1. re: buttertart

                    I just posted the menu on Eater's Flickr Pool.. Sorry, I am better at eating than computers :-)

                    1. re: Daniel76


                      I'm still finding it difficult to read. You could crop the photo (and maybe split it into two) so that the characters are displayed larger.

                2. re: buttertart

                  Same here...the characters are too small and the Chinese script is sufficiently enough of a grass stroke nature to make it harder to decipher.

                3. re: Daniel76

                  From an interested Hound bystander - Thanks to all - Daniel76,buttertart, scoopG - for trying!

              2. re: Steve R

                I had the first item of the 15.. It was the pork dish in the leaves.. It was outstanding.. I have attached my review with photos from this website..


            2. Here are the current twenty specials at Hunan House:

              最新推出 (Zui Xin Tui Chu)
              Latest Specials

              1.) 湘山老媽夫子肉 (Xiang Shan Lao Ma Fu Zi Rou) $14.95
              “Hunan House Old Master Fuzi Meat Dish”
              Steamed Pork with Rice Powder

              2.) 油淋醬板鴨 (You Lin Jiang Ban Ya) $21.95
              Lean Dry Duck with Soya Bean Paste

              3.) 蘿蔔干白椒臘鴨 (Luo Bo Gan Bai Jiao La Ya) $17.95
              White Pepper Smoked Duck with Dried Turnips

              4.) 蘿蔔干白椒臘雞 (Luo Bo Gan Bai Jiao La Ji) $16.95
              White Pepper Roasted Chicken with Turnips

              5.) 空心根炒河蝦 (小魚干) (Kong Xin Gen Chao He Xia) $10.95
              Water Spinach Roots with Baby Shrimp and Fermented Black Beans

              6.) 湘水雞 (Xiang Shui Ji) $12.95
              Hunan House Hunan Style Roast Chicken

              7.) 香味滷豬耳 (Xiang Wei Lu Zhu Er) $12.95
              Fragrant Pig Ears in Aromatic Sauce

              8.) 小炒螺片 (Xiao Chai Luo Pian) $14.95
              Lightly Stir Fried Pieces of Conch with Vegetables

              9.) 爆炒游水魚肚 (Bao Chao You Shui Yu Du ) $14.95
              Flash Fried Fish Stomach

              10.) 干炸土泥鰽 (Gan Zha Tu Ni Qiu) $12.95
              Dry Fried Loach

              11.) 家常小炒鴨舌 (Jia Chang Xiao Chao Ya Shi) $18.95
              Lightly Stir Fried Homestyle Duck Tongue

              12.) 冬筍牛肉絲 (Dong Sun Niu Rou Si) $14.95
              Shredded Winter Bamboo Shoots with Beef
              (Seasonal – only available in the spring)

              13.) 小炒豬香皮 (Xiao Chao Zhu Xiang Pi) $9.95
              Lightly Stir Fried Pig Skin

              14.) 香辣蹄花 (Xiang La Ti Hua) $9.95
              Spicy Fragrant Pig Trotters

              15.) 洞庭火爆田雞 (Dong Ting Huo Bao Tian Ji) $19.95
              Flash Fried Lake Dongting Frog

              These additional five House Specials are listed on the wall:

              A) 清淡大盤菜花 (Qing Dan Da Pan Hua Cai) $8.95
              Large Plate of Lightly Stir Fried Cauliflower

              B.) 瀏陽黑豆豉牛角椒 (Liuyang Heidouchi Niujiaojiao) $8.95
              Liu Yang City Green Chili Peppers in Black Bean Sauce

              C.) 衡州府滑豆腐 (Heng Zhou Fu Hua Dou Fu) $8.95
              Hengzhou City Silken Tofu – Men Style Stewing*

              D.) 美極筍殼魚燜白豆腐 $28.95
              (Mei Ji Sun Ke Yu Men Bai Dou Fu)
              Beautiful Sand Goby Fish with Tofu – Men style stewing.

              E.) 蒜苔炒臘肉 (Suan Tai Chao La Rou) $13.95
              Stir Fried Smoked Pork with Garlic Sprouts

              * Hengzhou is the ancient name for Hengyang. Men or 燜 style cooking is food that is quickly blanched in a small amount of oil. Stock is then added and the dish simmers until done.

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                1. re: scoopG

                  My man, thank you sooo much.. Saved me several embarassing conversations.. Thats great!

                  1. I should mention that in their bound menu, they have a printed list of 15 specials listed in Chinese. On the wall (to the right as you walk in) are listed 20 house specials. These 20 specials include the 15 already listed on the Chinese only specials in the bound menu plus five additional ones.

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                    1. re: scoopG

                      well it looks like I am going to have to go back, for research purposes only of course.

                      1. re: Daniel76

                        Some of the specials are also written on the slips of wood that decorate the walls in the rear dining room, if you're wondering what those characters mean. I think it's meant to be a rustic village restaurant style decor feature, like the naive and charming paintings on the wall. This type of decor is or was fashionable in the PRC because of some younger people's faddish nostalgia for the "good old days" of the Cultural Revolution and being sent down to the see it in places like Di Shui Dong in Shanghai for example.

                    2. ive got to try this place out next time im in flushingg