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Apr 6, 2010 03:57 PM

Fu Run - dish recs?

I'm going to dinner at Fu Run on sunday, what are the best dishes? I know a bit about dong bei food, but i'm by no means an expert, so i'm trying to make sure to get the right dishes

Fu Run
40-09 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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  1. this was a good thread:

    personally? order the fried taro as a side. everything else is good.

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    1. re: bigjeff

      oh this is great, i forgot this place used to be called waterfront

      1. re: Lau

        If the cumin lamb is anything like it was, it's not to be missed.

        1. re: Peter Cherches

          awesome that is actually part of the reason that i want to go, i absolutely love cumin lamb

          plus i go to flushing fairly regularly and everytime i walk in they've got a decent crowd going and usually that means things are good

      2. The Muslim lamb chops (actually ribs) and the crispy lamb with chili are both great and are my favorites so far. The ribs have a thick coating of cumin and other seeds and the crispy lamb is small pieces of lamb with chilies. Since they are similarly spiced, it just depends on which preparation you are more in the mood for. The homestyle fish with minced pork is my husband's favorite. The "miscellaneous fish stew with home style cookies" looks intriguing and is served in a rather large wok-like bowl with the cookies along the sides. If I get a chance to try this before your trip on Sunday, I'll let you know how it is.

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        1. re: Jaleamia

          Picked up some lamb to go last night. Great as usual. Saw the stew w/cookies, looked intriguing. The cookies are actually corn bread. I was told you can change the meat or fish in this dish as you wish. Every time I pick up something to go I see a table with dishes I need to try. Gotta say, Fu Run seems much more crowded than it ever did in Waterfront days.

          Fu Run
          40-09 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

          1. re: MOREKASHA

            I still think that the "cookie" dish is not worth it... heavy and uninspired. However, our last meal there a couple of weeks ago was even better than before (and, yes, it seems to be getting more popular). We had several repeat dishes but, since I cant remember which are in the other thread(s) (and I'm too lazy to check), here goes:
            -mixed veg. w/green bean noodles (these are mung beans... dish might be called noodles w/cucumber sheet jelly)
            -shredded pork wrapped in tofu skins
            -dried tofu w/fresh hot peppers
            -crispy lamb w/chili peppers
            -eggplant w/potato
            -double cooked pork w/leeks

            All good.

            1. re: Steve R

              im very excited to try this place

          2. re: Jaleamia

            The huge Muslim Lamb Chop is still excellent but the price has gone up from 25%: $16.95 to $21.95!

          3. I too like the salad with the thick bean starch sheets, cucumbers, and was it peanut sauce? Can't remember what it's called on the menu. Anyway, it's the dish you see at the Chinese Islamic places in the L.A. area, though I forget if the ingredients at Fu Run were identical.

            Fu Run
            40-09 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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            1. re: Chandavkl

              last time we had it, they also added horseradish oil and mustard as well. it was damn tasty.

              1. re: bigjeff

                It's mustard oil that they drizzle on top. This dish is great. Also try the tiger vegetables.

                1. re: Chandavkl

                  It is called "Mixed Vegetable with Green Bean Sheet Jelly;" we had it served with wasabi oil on the side.

                  1. re: Chandavkl

                    The salad is the dish at the front. I've been looking for a recipe for it since I had it there in December 2014. It is one of the best things I've ever eaten! It had napa cabbage, peanuts, coriander leaves, glass noodles, cucumbers but I'm sure the sauce is the hard part.

                    1. re: fredid

                      i'll post up real soon, just need to upload some photos

                    2. It was Field Day at Fu Run this weekend. The place was hopping and the wok hei was set to stun. Both the food and service were excellent. The following dishes were utterly devoured:

                      Country Style Green Bean Jelly Sheets in Hot Oil – perhaps a tad too salty.

                      Sour Cabbage and Pork Dumplings

                      Country Style Cucumbers – seconds of this were ordered.

                      Crispy Lamb with Chili Pepper – doesn’t everyone love this dish?

                      Pork Belly in Brown Sauce – with some preserved vegetables. Fantastic.

                      Dou Miao – super fresh.

                      Leek and Egg Pancakes

                      Squirrelfish (Holocentrus ascensionis) – fried with a light sweet and sour sauce.

                      Tiger Vegetable

                      Conch with Shallots

                      Triple Delight Vegetables or 地三鮮 Di San Xian. Typical Dongbei dish of stir fried Eggplants, Potatoes and Green Peppers.

                      Seafood with Blotch Soup – Blotch (or 疙搭 ge1 da2) here means dough. Sort of a Dongbei style gnocchi or dumpling pellets. A yummy soup.

                      Sweet Potato, Apple and Taro Fritters – get ‘em while their hot.

                      Muslim Lamb Chop – the pièce derésistance. They were out of this when we sat down but 90 minutes later, after our desert, we were asked if we still wanted to order it. Bring it on! A large slab of lamb here which included the breast and some ribs carved table side. The lamb seemed to have been slow braised, then coated with a light batter and topped with tons of toasted cumin, dried chilies and white and black sesame seeds. Thanks Jaleamia for your prior recommendation. One of the best dishes in Flushing!

                      Slide show:

                      Fu Run
                      40-09 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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                      1. re: scoopG

                        wow the last dish sounds like a showstopper. the mien-ge-da is a funny soup, extremely homestyle thing that my dad would always make out of scraps of dough. never seen it in a restaurant.

                        1. re: bigjeff

                          Absolutely! That soup was delicious as well.

                        2. re: scoopG

                          WOW! GREAT pics. I need to have that MUslim LAmb Chop right now! But I do not see it on my paper menu--is this a special or is it listed on the regular menu in English? If not, can someone write the name with Chinese characters?

                          1. re: erica

                            As of lunch today it's on the english menu.

                            1. re: erica

                              Their in-house menu has items not found in the take out menu.

                              1. re: scoopG

                                Always wondered about the blotch soup - thx, scoopG, for clearing that up! Will definitely try it now. What is the dou miao you mentioned?

                                The Muslim lamb chops are on the menu, but I don't think they use the term "muslim". Can't remember if it's called "country style" or "lamb chops with cumin".

                                1. re: Jaleamia

                                  dou miao is pea shoots; the ever popular tender classic greens

                                  1. re: Jaleamia

                                    But it is listed as a different dish than the other, boneless lamb with cumin, right?

                                    1. re: erica

                                      I wouldn't worry about finding it on the menu. If you ask for the Muslim lamb chops, they know what you want.

                                      1. re: Jaleamia

                                        I thought they were listed as Muslim Lamb Chops on the menu - totally different dish from Lamb with Cumin. The Lamb Chop dish is not boneless, as mentioned it has part of the ribs and some of the breast. We asked for the freshest Chinese greens and our waitress suggested Dou Miao so we went with that.