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Chinese in Flushing - help me choose

belma79 Feb 12, 2010 09:38 AM

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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    StheJ RE: belma79 Feb 12, 2010 10:00 AM

    1. Take the LIRR and not the 7.

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    1. scoopG RE: belma79 Feb 12, 2010 10:58 AM

      You might consider Chinese cuisine that is more than likely not available in the UK:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/612697

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/640474

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/640895

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/640895

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572882

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        Ike RE: scoopG Feb 12, 2010 11:39 AM

        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.

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        Pookipichu RE: belma79 Feb 12, 2010 11:41 AM

        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.

        Enjoy!

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          budcar RE: Pookipichu Feb 12, 2010 01:11 PM

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

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            scoopG RE: budcar Feb 12, 2010 01:18 PM

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

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              Chandavkl RE: budcar Feb 12, 2010 03:37 PM

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

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                scoopG RE: Chandavkl Feb 12, 2010 05:01 PM

                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.

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                  Chandavkl RE: scoopG Feb 12, 2010 05:18 PM

                  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. Chandavkl RE: belma79 Feb 12, 2010 12:07 PM

            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.

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