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Feb 12, 2010 09:38 AM

Chinese in Flushing - help me choose

Hello. I'll be in NYC in a few weeks and am planning a trip to Flushing for the day (all my visits so far have focused too much on Manhattan!). I would like to go to a Chinese restaurant for lunch. Which is the one place I must try? I don't know much about Chinese food or its regions (I just know it's very regional!), so I don't have a preference - everything is interesting to me. I'm looking for something authentic and good. Thanks!

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      1. re: scoopG

        I strongly recommend Hunan House, as written about extensively in the first thread linked by ScoopG above. That place is spectacular. I've been a few times now and I want to go back again and again and again. Fantastic!

        I wasn't nearly so impressed by M&T but maybe we didn't order the best dishes there.

      2. Welcome welcome. I'll give you some specific recommendations. If you eat spicy food, I suggest you try Hunan House. It is very hard to find authentic Hunanese cuisine so if you have an adventurous palate, there is much unique food for you to savor.

        If you do not eat spicy food, Nan Shan is also an excellent place for lunch. Their soup dumplings are the best in Flushing. Freshly made with paper thin wrappers. Their noodle soups are delicious and filling. They also serve traditional Chinese street snacks such as fried crullers with soybean milk.


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        1. re: Pookipichu

          could you provide the location of Nan Shan? the yellow pages has no listing. thx

          1. re: budcar

            Nan Shian Dumpling House
            38-12 Prince Street
            Flushing, NY 11354
            Tel: 718-321-3838

            1. re: budcar

              That's because it's now called Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao House.

              1. re: Chandavkl

                No, the English name of the restaurant that they use is the "Nan Shian Dumpling House." They have incorrectly transcribed 翔 or "xiang" as "shian." The Mandarin Chinese is name is as it has always been (at least for the past few years) 南翔小龍飽 unless they have changed their menu in the past few weeks.

                1. re: scoopG

                  I believe the sign outside the restaurant says Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao House. That's what my comment was based on. (I know Xiao Long Bao is part of the signage.)

          2. Is ambience (and I don't mean tablecloths) a factor? If you want the feel of being swept away to the other side of the world, consider the below street level Golden Mall food court or the slightly more "upscale" Flushing Mall food court. You'll think you've been transported to the Chinese mainland and you can have your pick of numerous eateries. Caution, though--a lot of the stuff here can be spicy.