Guan Fu Sichuan in Flushing has for me, redefined Sichuan cuisine completely. The words “Guan Fu” literally translates to “Sichuan White House” showcasing a cuisine that was only accessible to the nobility in China. The owners Li Boru and Xue Wei had a vision of bringing these flavors historically enjoyed by the Chinese aristocracy, here to our plates in New York City – in its most authentic form.
Category Archives: Flushing
Soy Bean Chen, Flushing,NYC
Only in Flushing could you enter a flower shop and grab a cup of the most delicious tofu to go for just $1.50.
Prince Tea House, Flushing
Prince Tea House is a bit of an anomaly in Flushing’s Chinatown. This cozy tea parlor located on Prince Street extends a reprieve from all the ethnic offerings that abound.
Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant, Flushing, NYC
Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, Flushing, NYC
Shanghai Cuisine 33, Flushing, NYC
Hunan House, Flushing, NYC
Must try: Beef w/ Crisp Pepper, Chinese Long Bean And Eggplant
Lake Pavilon, Flushing, NYC
Gammeeok Tang, Flushing, NYC
The Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NYC
Must try: Bisi Bele Bath, Dosas
Dumpling Galaxy, Flushing, NYC
Must try: Egg and Cilantro, Fish and Lotus Root, Duck Meat with Mushroom, Pork with Shrimp, Egg and Chives and the pan-fried dumplings.
Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, Flushing, NYC
Must try: BBQ Fish Hunan Style, Sautéed Dry String Beans, Pan Fried Noodles with Chicken
Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC
Must try: Jhal Muri, Chicken Kati Roll, Keema Kati Roll
Jade Asian, Flushing, NYC
Must try: Dimsum, special tasting menus
The Oneness-Fountain-Heart Restaurant, Flushing, NYC
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Lao Dong Bei, Flushing, NYC
Must try: Crispy Sliced Fish with Cumin, Triple Delight Vegetable, Stir Fried Mountain Root Vegetable with Pork
Biang! Flushing, NYC
Must try: Any lamb and noodle dish
Joe’s Shanghai, Flushing, NYC
Must try: Soup Dumplings
Fu Run Restaurant, Flushing, NYC
Must try: Fried Pork In Orange Sauce
Lan Zhou: Hand Pulled Noodles, Flushing, NYC
Food: ☆☆☆ ½
Fit for: foodies, cheap eats, authentic ethnic eats
Dishes not to miss: Dumpling hand pulled noodles, hand pulled noodles with meat sauce
Special notes: You can buy bags of frozen dumplings ( 50 for $10)
Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao- Soup Dumplings, Flushing, NYC
Got a craving for soup dumplings?
Let me offer you a fabulous alternative to Joe’s Shanghai… Continue reading
Xi’an Famous Foods, Flushing, NYC
Stall # 36 marks the spot for Xi’an Famous Foods which is housed in the basement of the Golden Mall in Queens. Here’s where you will find some really incredible hand pulled noodles. It’s best known for its Liang Pi “cold skin” noodles, Savory Cumin Lamb Burger and Lamb Face Salad. Continue reading
Dong Yi Feng, Flushing, NYC
Pho Bang Restaurant, Flushing, NYC
Ever been to a Vietnamese Restaurant and not had Pho?
Pho Bang serves up some of the tastiest, bang for your buck eats one can find. The average cost for a dish is between $5-6 and boy do they feed you well. When we went, there were 7 of us. We ate like maniacs- ordered all the meats from shrimp to beef and the bill only came to about $60!! Now that’s a deal. My most favorite thing to eat at Pho Bang is the grilled pork. I think they have mastered their pork dishes. If you don’t eat pork there is plenty you can substitute with.
Here is some of what we ate:
The Goi Cuon is a Vietnamese summer roll, which is wrapped with rice paper and stuffed with cooked shrimp, pork, green leaves, and mint, bean sprouts and rice noodles. It is served with a tangy peanut sauce.
I thought their summer rolls were pretty decent. I like my rolls more on the delicate side so when I saw them brining out a big lump of a roll I didn’t think I would like it at all. When I tried it though I thought it was quite tasty. I couldn’t eat more than a few bites of the roll. I found it got too mundane after a few bites.
TOM BO NUONG VI
The Tom Bo Nuong Vi is a table grilled marinated shrimp and beef dish, which is cooked at your table. It is then served with rice papers, greens and delicately pickled raw veggies and a dipping sauce. This dish was delightful. The dish came on a bed of flavored oil, which is used as a cooking medium on the grill.
While the meats are cooking, we soaked the rice papers in a bowl of water and waited for them to soften. Once the meat is cooked, we wrapped the meat/ shrimp alongside with all kinds of green leaves they provide – such as lettuce, mint and cilantro. We then topped it off with some fresh jalapeños and the dipping sauce and …………well you just have to try it to experience the yumminess of it all.
TheBahn Tap is my most favorite dish of all. Bahn Tap is an appetizer in which thin pieces of grilled marinated pork are served on a bed of shrimp flavored chips. It is topped off with crunchy, fried garlic and roasted peanuts. This dish is served with mixed greens and the way to eat it is to wrap the shrimp chips and pork in a lettuce leaf and top it of with cilantro, mint and jalapeños. I think this dish has the perfect combination of all the textures and flavors that good food should. It has the perfect marination for the thin pork, the crunch of the chips and the greens, which are both to different and yet come together to make perfection. The jalapeños add the right amount of spice and interest to this dish.
BUN TOM XAO/ BUN THIT NUONG
We also ordered the Bun Tom Xao, which is a sautéed shrimp on rice vermicelli, and a Bun Thit Nuong, which is marinated grilled pork, served on rice vermicelli. Both of these dishes are eaten with greens just as the above dishes. Both these dishes were very good too.
BAHN MI CA RI GA
I’m not a fan of chicken in Vietnamese cuisine. I feel that they do their other meats so much better but the chicken curry dish that we tried really pleasantly surprised me. The Bahn Mi Ca-Ri Ga is a chicken stew with potatoes. It is hearty stew that is simmered with curry powder and coconut milk. It was really outstanding. The stew had been simmered to the perfect texture where the curry was thick and really delicious.
COM CHEIN GA HOAC HEO
We also ordered a Com Chein Ga Hoac Heo, which is Vietnamese chicken fried rice with green peas. The fried rice on its own was okay but it went very well with the Bahn Mi Ca-Ri Ga (chicken stew).
I just love Pho-Bang. Its one of those places that you get an urge to go and eat at every few weeks. The digs are- well Chinatown – but with food so good and prices so cheap – who cares!! The staff is a cut above the Chinatown rest. In the noisy bustle and quick turn around of tables, they are quite proud of the good eats that they serve up on a daily basis.
MY RATINGS FOR THIS MEAL
Overall experience: ☆☆☆
I recommend: Bahn Tap, Tom Bo Nuong Vi, Bahn Mi Ca-Ri Ga