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Ornella Trattoria, Astoria,NYC

Ornella Trattoria, Astoria,NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Hunan House, Flushing, NYC

Hunan House, Flushing, NYC

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Hunan House
 
Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Beef w/ Crisp Pepper, Chinese Long Bean And Eggplant 

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Tufino Pizzeria, Astoria, NYC

Tufino Pizzeria, Astoria, NYC

 

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Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Tufino Pizzeria

Food: ☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try:

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Eim Khao Mun Kai, Elmhurst, NYC

Eim Khao Mun Kai, Elmhurst, NYC

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Eim Khao Mun Kai

Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

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Lake Pavilon, Flushing, NYC

Lake Pavilon, Flushing, NYC

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Lake Pavilion

 

Food: ☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆ 

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

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Gammeeok Tang, Flushing, NYC

Gammeeok Tang, Flushing, NYC

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TANG Korean Restaurant

 

 

 

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The Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NYC

The Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NYC

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Ganesh Temple Canteen

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Bisi Bele Bath, Dosas

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Plant Love House, Elmhurst, NYC

Plant Love House, Elmhurst, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $

Must try: Tom Yum Noodle Soup, Ground Pork with Basil and Chilies, 

Plant Love Toast

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Via Vai, Astoria, NYC

Via Vai, Astoria, NYC

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Via Vai 

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Spicy Lanka, Jamaica, NYC

Spicy Lanka, Jamaica, NYC

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Spicy Lanka

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Egg Hoppers, Pittu, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Kothu, Eggplant Mojju

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Dumpling Galaxy, Flushing, NYC

Dumpling Galaxy, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Egg and Cilantro, Fish and Lotus Root, Duck Meat with Mushroom, Pork with Shrimp, Egg and Chives and the pan-fried dumplings.

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Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: BBQ Fish Hunan Style, Sautéed Dry String Beans, Pan Fried Noodles with Chicken

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Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Jhal Muri, Chicken Kati Roll, Keema Kati Roll

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Telly’s Taverna, Astoria, NYC

Telly’s Taverna, Astoria, NYC

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Café Triskell, Astoria,NYC

Café Triskell, Astoria,NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try:  French Onion Soup
, Croque Madame

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Jade Asian, Flushing, NYC

Jade Asian, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Dimsum, special tasting menus 

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The Oneness-Fountain-Heart Restaurant, Flushing, NYC

The Oneness-Fountain-Heart Restaurant, Flushing, NYC

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Sage General Store, LIC, NYC

Sage General Store, LIC, NYC

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Food: ☆☆ ¾

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Brownies

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LIC Market, Long Island City, NYC

LIC Market, Long Island City, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Frittata, Soups, Brownie

 

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Milkflower, Astoria, NYC

Milkflower, Astoria, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Meatballs, Queen, Brussels Sprout

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The Butcher Bar, Astoria, NYC

The Butcher Bar, Astoria, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Pulled Pork, Marinated Chicken

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El Anzuelo Fino, Jackson Heights, NYC

El Anzuelo Fino, Jackson Heights, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

I was recently invited to El Anzuelo Fino, a family owned Peruvian restaurant, which has locations in Jackson Heights and Woodside in Queens.

What I went in expecting was a Pio- Pio styled Peruvian meal (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but the experience I came away with was something completely different.

Boris Torres, the son and face of the next generation at El Anzuelo Fino, is a professionally trained chef as well as an architect.

Both professions require fashioning an art form and that is exactly what Torres does on the plate. He is a truly gifted chef who is pushing the boundaries of Peruvian food into modernity whilst still staying close its roots and heritage.

Torres schooled me throughout the meal on the complexity, depth and phenomenal ethnic influences that have fashioned Peruvian cuisine. Each dish that was presented to me had a little history lesson on how its flavors borrowed from its cultural past.

Be it African, Chinese – “Chifa”, Japanese –“Nikkei”, Spanish or Italian, Torres’s creations pay true homage to a gastronomic heritage that is so rich. Take the classic favorite “Lomo Saltado” for example, which is made with sautéed beef tips, onions, tomatoes, reduced with soy sauce and served over French fries. What seems like a crazy combination of flavors actually works beautifully! Look at all the cross cultural pollination going on in that dish!

The Anticuchos con Papa or veal hearts drew on African heritage whilst their superb Ceviche draws on Spanish influences.

At El Anzuelo Fino, do not miss trying the Corvina, which is a firm-fleshed South American fish. We sampled a Ceviche and  an “A-la- Plancha” version of this fish and both dishes were spectacular.

El Anzuelo Fino, in my opinion is truly a gem of a find. Located in its unassuming digs one can really find artful creations of seriously tasty, home-style Peruvian food here.

I, for one, am a fan!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

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Anticuchos Con Papa Y Choclo

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Pulpo al Olivo

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Corvina A La Plancha

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Lomo Saltado

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Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
El Anzuelo Fino
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Jackson Heights / Peruvian
* Street Address
8601 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11372
* Phone
(718) 426-8660
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Bún-ker, Maspeth, NYC

Bún-ker, Maspeth, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆ ½ 

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½ 

Cost: $$

Must try: Crab Spring Rolls, Ca Ri Ga, Cha Ca La Vong, Bahn Xeo (actually get one of everything on the menu!) 

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Maima’s Liberian Bistro, Jamaica, NYC

Maima’s Liberian Bistro, Jamaica, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆ 3/4

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Pepper Shrimp

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Roka Turkish Cuisine, Kew Gardens, NYC

Roka Turkish Cuisine, Kew Gardens, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Everything!! Acili Ezme, Babaganush , Adana Kebab, Kalamar

(This meal was complimentary which did not affect my review.)

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