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38 Seafood Restaurant in Flushing

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38 Seafood Restaurant in Flushing

Wendy L. | Aug 16, 2001 12:54 AM

A quick report on a relatively new restaurant in Flushing -- 38 Seafood Restaurant. It's on 37-17 Prince St., it used to be called Lai Yu Seafood or something similar (Lai Yu Moon in Cantonese, similar to the one off Booth Memorial & Main). No obvious English signs and the Chinese sign says "Loong Gay."

Anyhow, my parents took my husband and me out for my birthday to this place. They saw an ad the day before that they had one of my favorite dishes of all time...roasted pigeon/squab. In HK, a restaurant called Loong Wah that had the BEST roasted pigeon/squab ever.

Anyhow, dinner was a little pricey at $30/pp for five dishes and longevity noodles (a birthday staple). Their squab was pricey at $13+/each and somewhat small but meaty; I've had better but worth it since my husband never had it and it fixes my cravings. The shrimp could've been better. The salted steamed chicken was great. The gai laan miu (chinese broccoli sprouts) were a little greasy, but had a good bite and bitterness. They gave us the wrong fish tofu casserole but my Dad inhaled it happily.

It was a good break from my usual Flushing jaunts but I would rather run over to Penang or the Vietnamese joint across the street for a cheaper meal. Plus the place was packed and noisy...like the other Flushing joints I go to...no surprise.

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