Good Cantonese restaurant in Queens needed
Could I get some recommendations for a good Cantonese restaurant in Queens? Any part of Queens is OK as I have a car. I'm looking for a place that serves the kind of food I ate as a kid: wonton soup, spare ribs, jumbo shrimp with mixed vegetables, steak kew...I guess Americanized dishes that are fresh, tasty, and prepared without MSG. (Kind of like the way King Yum used to be.)
I don't need a place that is fancy, in fact it could be very plain, decor doesn't matter much, I just wish it to be clean. Thanks in advance!
there are a number of good Cantonese places in Queens (Imperial Garden, East River, etc,) but they don't serve the Sino-American food of our youth.
Here's one around at least 30 years that I know of. JJ Garden. Located in east Elmhurst in a small shoppng center on 77th street and I believe 30th avenue. Also in that group of stores is Cannle a French pastry shop, that is super! Steamed dumplings, ribs, house special fried rice, egg rolls, give it a try and let me know what you think
Thank you so much, Phreddy! I have actually been to JJ Garden several times, but a very long time ago and completely forgot about this place. Now, I can't wait to go back!
Stranded Yankee and swannee, I recall JJ being a very unpretentious little place, that served good food at very down to earth, reasonable prices. How I forgot about them, I don't know, but I will be going back very soon and not forgetting them again!
It's funny, but some of the restaurants that get all the hype have really let me down in the past. Imperial Palace, for example, is a place I haven't tried, and don't intend to because of all the hype. A friend who did recently try it told me it wasn't the big deal its made out to be on the internet, and was pricy. I'll take a humble, honest meal at a not so talked about restaurant any day over that, but that's just me.