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exploring spicy Chinese lunchtime food in Queens?

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adorno Sep 10, 2011 06:50 PM

I'm on leave this year and want to go from Manhattan at least once a week to Queens to explore the cuisine. I have been to nothing in Queens so all suggestions are welcome. Here are my criteria:

1. I prefer Chinese food (with a bit of a nod to Vietnam) to other ethnic cuisines;

2. I love spicy

3. I love tripe and beef tongue.

4. I need an English-language menu or some waiter guidance

5. I will be by myself so ordering lots of different dishes to share won't be an option (but bringing leftovers back home could be).

6. this will probably sound like a weird requirement but I am a non-stop reader so I'd love places where I can read while dining. Noise level is not an issue but lighting and being able to sit down and read for a while without interruption are (so traveling an hour each way just to eat at a stand or cart is not my top choice).

7. I am on a limited budget so prefer holes-in-the-wall to upscale.

8. I need something not too far from a subway line that is direct or one or so changes from downtown Manhattan.

I'm open to all suggestions.

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  1. scoopG RE: adorno Sep 11, 2011 03:55 AM

    Fu Run – Manchurian
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/572882
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/750625

    Henan Fengwei:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728696

    Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/708325
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/din...

    Hunan House:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/612697

    Jiang Li – Northern/Manchurian:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/714292

    Red Chopsticks:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781817

    Rifu (Chinese-Korean):
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/730210

    Rural - Manchurian
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711399

    Spicy & Tasty:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755009

    Yi Lan Halal Chinese:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/771124

    Golden Mall:
    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/0...

    New World Mall Food Court:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/785435

    Kathryn’s Excellent Flushing Food Tour:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7654...

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    1. re: scoopG
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      AubWah RE: scoopG Sep 11, 2011 02:26 PM

      that should get you started

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        wew RE: scoopG Sep 12, 2011 04:27 PM

        And then he rested

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        micheal RE: adorno Sep 14, 2011 08:33 PM

        Spicy and Tasty is excellent and inexpensive for lunch.

        The fish fillet gung bao style is delicious.

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

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