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Hunan House vegetarian options?

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rschwim Mar 18, 2010 01:29 PM

I've never been to Hunan House but hopefully this Sunday with a group... 2 are vegetarians. Is Hunan House a place they could be happy? (Also do you need reservations if there's 6-8 people?)

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Hunan House Restaurant
29-30 Union St, Queens, NY 11354

  1. Joe MacBu Mar 18, 2010 10:11 PM

    If you struggle with the menu, just ask the owners for some vegetarian options. There isn't much of a language barrier. They're always willing to suggest items not on the menu if you ask. I've never had to make a reservation there, but if Peter says they take them, I guess you might as well.

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      Chandavkl Mar 18, 2010 02:45 PM

      Like most Chinese restaurants there are sufficient vegetable/tofu dishes on the menu to suffice. But the real question is what definition of "vegetarian" applies? Do meat stock based sauces cause a problem? If not, you're OK.

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        Peter Cherches Mar 18, 2010 07:26 PM

        Actually, compared to Sichuan places, Hunan House is a great bet for vegetarians. They have quite a number of tofu dishes, both soft and dried. I can recommend the mashed peppers with tofu (dried tofu slices), the pickled with mustard green, and the cold cucumber and tree ear dishes. I think if you search the threads you'll see other veg. recommendations. I don't think any of these use any kind of meat or fish stock.

        You might as well make a reservation, since they do take them. They do have nice round tables suitable for large groups.

        http://petercherches.blogspot.com/200...

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        Hunan House Restaurant
        29-30 Union St, Queens, NY 11354

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          rschwim Mar 18, 2010 08:04 PM

          First, thanks for the info! I keep coming up with two addresses--Is it now on Union or Northern?

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            Peter Cherches Mar 19, 2010 02:34 PM

            The map/address currently on this page is incorrect. It's on Northern between Main & Union, south side. I just passed it two weekends ago.

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              Joe MacBu Mar 19, 2010 03:09 PM

              Yeah, that's another Hunan House (looks like neighborhood Chinese-American).
              I've added the good one to the map.

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              Hunan House
              137-40 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

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                bigjeff Mar 19, 2010 03:49 PM

                hahaha, exactly! when I first heard about this place I was like, wow, generic name, Hunan-something-or-other . . .

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                  Peter Cherches Mar 20, 2010 11:36 AM

                  I've wondered if there's a random name generator for American-Chinese restaurants, take one from column A and one from column B:

                  Column A:
                  Hunan
                  Szechuan

                  Column B:
                  Garden
                  Palace
                  Delight
                  House
                  Empire
                  Dynasty

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