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May 1, 2013 12:55 PM

Brooklyn Chinatown

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.



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  1. 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. 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

        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

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

        2. re: Sluggo1407

          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: Peter Cuce

              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

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

                1. re: rschwim

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

          1. Have you tried Yun Nan Flavour Snack?

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            1. re: chompchomp

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

              1. re: Chandavkl

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

                1. re: Chandavkl

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

                  1. re: Chandavkl

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

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

                2. 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