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Red Wine Shrimp @ Chung Yung many years back....

rschwim Apr 13, 2011 12:58 PM

I used to eat at Chung Yung on 27th St between 6th and 7th Ave back in the 80's and 90's s. They had a dish called red wine shrimp which was like nothing I've had before or since... Anybody have any clues on what else it may be called or anything about this dish? I have no idea what region they specialized in...

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  1. scoopG RE: rschwim Apr 13, 2011 02:27 PM

    Fujian Cuisine features the use of Red Wine Lees - the sediment from the rice wine barrels. Did the dish have a distinct reddish hue to it?

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    1. re: scoopG
      rschwim RE: scoopG Apr 13, 2011 09:01 PM

      Yup, it did...

      1. re: rschwim
        scoopG RE: rschwim Apr 14, 2011 05:51 AM

        You might try Best Fuzhou on Eldridge. Double Dragon (also on Eldridge) is another possibility but their menu is not translated into English. Best Fuzhou's is 50-60% translated.

        Best Fuzhou Restaurants: (Note the Best Fuzhou on Forsyth Street has changed hands and is Henan Flavors)

        Double Dragon:

        Photo of Duck in Red Wine Lees from Best Fuzhou:

        Best Fuzhou
        71 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

        Double Dragon
        13 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

        1. re: scoopG
          AubWah RE: scoopG Apr 14, 2011 06:09 AM

          Will Best Fuzhou welcome you if you are not chinese or will they tell you the tables are reserved for a private party or whatever the gangster hangout places say.

          1. re: AubWah
            scoopG RE: AubWah Apr 14, 2011 06:21 AM

            I've never had any problems there but Justin (JFores,) a veteran London and NYC hound did have bad experience there and it wasn't even his first time there. I think they either kicked him out or refused to serve him. And he's a good looking guy! Sometimes it might take couple of visits for people to warm up to you, so they know you are not INS. Another reason why I always tip extravagantly in Chinatown.

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