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Daniel76 May 1, 2013 12:55 PM

Heading over to Brooklyn Chinatown tonight.. Have not been in a few months.. Anything new and exciting happening over there? I would prefer something spicy but, would like to try some new or off the beaten path place.



  1. Chandavkl May 26, 2013 04:05 PM

    I'd be curious if there's anything new in or around the Fei Long Food court at the new south end of Chinatown.

    1. Sluggo1407 May 27, 2013 06:40 AM

      FYI, there are two Chinatowns in Brooklyn. The other one is on Bay Parkway in the 60's. Please be advised that there are no restaurants there worth travelling for.

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      1. re: Sluggo1407
        Chandavkl May 27, 2013 08:09 AM

        Avenue U Chinatown, too. Neither Avenue & or 86th St. ranks with 8th Ave., but if you're looking for new discoveries there are different restaurants in both other Chinatowns.


        1. re: Chandavkl
          Barry Strugatz May 28, 2013 02:17 PM

          Had an excellent roast pig last year at:
          F.L.H. Seafood
          1968 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

        2. re: Sluggo1407
          birdsandtogs May 28, 2013 06:09 AM

          Lian won cafe on 86 street 20th ave is very good. Real authentic taishan cuisine. Their clay pot rice dishes, especially the eel rice, are IMO, the best in the city. 5 flavor duck is great too.

          1. re: birdsandtogs
            Peter Cuce May 28, 2013 08:16 AM

            Can't wait to try. Thanks.

            1. re: Peter Cuce
              birdsandtogs May 28, 2013 08:44 AM

              The five flavor duck is my favorite, maybe over the eel rice. Eel rice is what they're famous for. The kitchen has enough flame to make some nice stir fries as well. The seafood stir fry is good too.

              1. re: birdsandtogs
                rschwim May 28, 2013 11:51 AM

                I'm not seeing the five flavor duck on their online menu... Is that a special?

                1. re: rschwim
                  birdsandtogs May 28, 2013 02:33 PM

                  It's on the first page in Chinese. I think it's one portion for 12 bucks. Either way it's a must order. The duck is soft yet full of flavor, slightly sweet and salty with the duck fat making a nice sauce that goes well with rice. Also, do order a vegetable; like I said before the kitchen has enough firepower in there to make a good stir fry.

        3. Peter Cuce May 27, 2013 07:56 AM

          Mister Hotpot is good, on 8th Ave. Good broth.

          1. chompchomp May 27, 2013 12:33 PM

            Have you tried Yun Nan Flavour Snack?

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            1. re: chompchomp
              Chandavkl May 27, 2013 03:05 PM

              I hate to say this, but too many hipsters have found the place.

              1. re: Chandavkl
                chompchomp May 27, 2013 06:19 PM

                Goodness. Well I hope that nice couple makes bag loads of money.

                1. re: Chandavkl
                  rschwim May 27, 2013 06:52 PM

                  Not when I've been there... unless... I'm a hipster!

                  1. re: Chandavkl
                    squid kun May 27, 2013 07:32 PM

                    Unless the broader customer base is causing a decline in the quality of the food, what's wrong with a bump in business? We all know of terrific little places that Chowhounds prized as exclusive clubhouses for those in the know - right up to the day they closed for lack of income. Since that's too often the fate of small restaurants, I say bring on the masses, h-word or not.

                    1. re: squid kun
                      Chandavkl May 27, 2013 09:54 PM

                      Nothing wrong per se. But when I went I was standing in line when I realized that I was the only Asian person on this side of the counter. Now that could be a concern.

                      1. re: Chandavkl
                        noisejoke Jun 2, 2013 12:12 PM

                        Sure, it could be a concern. But, considering the place serves about 3 or 4 things and variations of same for close to a decade and neither the quality nor the character of the food has changed one bit, I'd venture your concern is unwarranted. Then again, neither of us will know until we go and find a change for the worse. At the moment, they're moving to an larger space. I'm very happy for them and I hope they only reap what they've sown. They're a lovely couple, with great kids, who've busted their ass to make their little joint a sustained concern. My very white self, and my VERY white daughter have been going since they've opened and we're only thrilled for their success.

                        1. re: noisejoke
                          Peter Cuce Jun 2, 2013 07:23 PM

                          Ba Xuyen, another favorite 7 blocks south, has also been "discovered" by non-Asians and written up in every publication imaginable since 2003/4 when it was first posted on Chowhound, but quality hasn't dropped as far as I can tell, although I don't visit nearly as much as I used to.

                          I don't know why @chandavkl uses the word hipster.

                          1. re: Peter Cuce
                            Daniel76 Jun 3, 2013 09:17 AM

                            White Guy or Cracker may be too offensive.. Hipsters sounds more general.

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                  Daniel76 Jun 3, 2013 09:16 AM

                  Took a train over this weekend. We hit up Boat House, I have not been there in like 6 months. I was impressed with how much they have improved since I was last there. I recommend this place, highly

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