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Lunch in Flushing

menton1 May 3, 2011 03:23 PM

Looking for a good, pleasant Chinese lunch in Flushing. Would like creative, but not too exotic, no pig's blood or intestines...

Not an exclusively Dim Sum place, either. Suggestions? Lunch specials would be nice as well...

  1. Steve R May 4, 2011 10:38 AM

    Imperial Palace for straightforward Cantonese done very well, Spicy and Tasty for straightforward Szechuan done well (stick to the small plate apps. that you can look at in the front display case), the Golden Mall (downstairs) for an adventure of a lifetime, picking up things from stall to stall & Fu Run for a not so usual but very well prepared interesting meal.

    Things to order at Fu Run: shredded pork wrapped in tofu skins, dried tofu with fresh hot peppers, eggplant with potato, mixed veg. w/green bean sheet noodles (these are mung bean noodle "sheets", not green beans), double cooked pork with leeks.

    Have fun. Let me know what you do and what you think.

    Golden Shopping Mall
    41-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

    Imperial Palace
    136-13 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

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

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    1. re: Steve R
      missmasala May 4, 2011 01:06 PM

      Also cumin lamb chop?

    2. menton1 May 4, 2011 09:46 AM

      If went to M & T for lunch, what dishes would be recommended? Anything spicy here?

      SN New Restaurant
      44-09 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11355

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      1. re: menton1
        diprey11 May 4, 2011 10:03 AM

        Well, do you prefer spicy food or not spicy? How exotic is exotic? e.g., would you consider ordering something without knowing its English name? for a reason? ;-)
        Here is a good exposition: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678000
        scoopG's tour de force: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/640474
        Jared' Cohee's report: http://www.eattheworldnyc.com/2011/04/m-t-restaurant.html
        Joe Di Stefano's picks: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/0...
        I have never been there for lunch so I don't know if they serve lunch specials. But their dinner offerings can be really spectacular.

      2. janie May 3, 2011 10:32 PM

        Spicy and Tasty's lunch specials are a great deal--spicy turnips and shrimp is great, and sesame noodles, and red chili noodles superb.

        Spicy & Tasty
        39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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          budcar May 3, 2011 08:48 PM

          On Prince St, where Canton Gourmet is situated, there is an abundance of delightful inexpensive Chunese, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants, any of which will suit you.

          Canton Gourmet
          38-08 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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            diprey11 May 3, 2011 04:33 PM

            A number of good non-exotic non-spicy places are open for lunch. Not sure what kind of Chinese you prefer. Here are a few suggestions.
            Henan Feng Wei - I don't think they have lunch specials as such, but the food is not too upscale and is quite hearty. The place is very simple, not so much ambiance, but the staff are so nice and hospitable.
            Canton Gourmet - outstanding service and delicate, subdued flavors, but a little bit more expensive (although they do have lunch specials); interesting scenery.
            Fu Run - the northeastern food is known for its sensory overload, although the service can be sleepy.
            You can't go wrong with any of these. Also please see: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/777942

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

            Canton Gourmet
            38-08 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

            Henan Feng Wei
            136-31 41st Ave, Queens, NY 11355

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            1. re: diprey11
              toby1355 May 4, 2011 02:08 PM

              Went by Canton Gourmet on Monday and they had a Health Dept. rating of "C". We went else where.

              Canton Gourmet
              38-08 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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