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Aug 20, 2012 08:31 PM

Golden Forest 4915 8th ave Brooklyn

I was out to dinner tonight at Boathouse on 8th ave in brooklyn. I noticed that there seems to be a new place in this location. I feel like it's new because, googling the address pops up several other restaurant names in this location..

The menu reads really well. Kind of a mix of Fuzhounese and Sichuan or Hunanese Food, Cantonese, just like a greatest hits. . There a Fuzhou Fish Balls and Fuzhou Cold Chicken but then spicy fish heads, ox tail and tripe cold dishes, there are sizzling platers consisting of things like duck tongues, squid or clams in xo sauce, all cooked table side. Hong Kong Style Crabs, Vancouver Style Crabs. The dishes sounds like they were selected from a list of favorite things as opposed to a generic sort of over view of a place.

The menu is really large and i can think of 30 things I want to eat..

Has anyone been?

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  1. No and I doubt anyone will except homesick Fuj expats. The place sounds like another incognito Fukkienese snack shoppe.

    7 Replies
    1. re: AubWah

      Andrew Zimmern would probably like it. It's weird enough for him. Someone should send him an e-mail about it and we'll see it on TV.

      1. re: AubWah

        Yen. I don't really get your inside information. Having read the menu I say it looks good. I don't know where you are making these assumptions from. I would like to know more if you actually have any useable information.

          1. re: Daniel76

            Common Fukk menu Daniel. Do you notice all the dishes from Fuzhou?

            1. re: AubWah

              Again, really, whats the point of you writing? At least there are no trees going to waist. Just move along.

              1. re: Daniel76

                Daniel why don't you go try the restaurant and decide if you think its good. All I'm telling you is that it is a Fukkienese restaurant with some Cantonese dishes thrown in to disguise the place from what it really is; a Fuj snack shop.

                1. re: AubWah

                  It doesn't strike me as if they are trying to disguise anything. There's plenty of stuff on the menu that says "fuzhou", etc. The cantonese stuff is on the menu because it's popular, and these guys need to survive. It's kind of like sichuan and taiwanese joints serving soup dumplings - the stuff sells.

                  Do you dislike Fukkienese cooking? I'm pretty new to the stuff. What, if anything, do you recommend?