Minzhongle: Another Korean-Chinese Spot in Flushing
Minzhongle - 民众乐 (Min2 Zhong4 Le4) perhaps "The Happy Masses" is another Korean-Chinese / Chinese-Korean restaurant in Flushing. Have not seen any posts about the place. Have not eaten here yet but stopped in and picked up a fully translated menu. Might be more accessible than Rifu - where English is limited.
37-14 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Open everyday from 10 am to 2 am.
I've been eating at the joint since it opened under the name "Korean Delicacies of Every Kind" six months ago. Since then they have changed the name and added a lot more signage as the restaurant sits at the rear of a small mall. Said signage includes a picture of the chef along with his passport. The folks who run the place are from Jilin, and offer a bunch of Korean stuff (bibimbap, soondubu etc.) as well as some regional specialties like shan dong hai shen, shandong sea slug soup ($22). It is a ginormous bowl of the critters slong with bits of egg, cilantro, and chicken in a light (chiekn-based?) broth seasoned with white pepper. Interesting but probably not something I'd order again unless with a large group.
Xiang son ya tui ($18), or crispy duck legs is truly superb. It's a whoel duck that's been salt-baked served with seasoned salt. Crispy, fatty, and above all ducky! Makes me think that their salt and pepper lamb chop ($22) must be excellent. Also makes me wonder whether these people are from the same area of China as those who ran A Fan Ti before it changed hands.
Also enjoyed the tea tree mushrooms or gan guo cha shu gu ($14) and
"popcorn with egg yolk sauce"
37-14 Main St, Queens, NY 11354