I live off of 18th ave in Bensonhurst. As many know, lots of Chinese places have opened up as the neighborhood has changed. I really don't know a whole lot about authentic Chinese food in terms of regional specialties, etc, but I do know that I've liked what I've tried! I've been to the Handpulled noodle place on 18th around 74th street and enjoyed it, as well as Spicy Bampa/Bamboo Pavillion (which is right by my apartment) for their Geleshan chicken and dan dan noodles and we loved it.
For those who know the area, what else is there that I must try? How is that bakery/snack bar on 18th and 69th, right next to the fish market/produce market? The little old Italian ladies on my street love the coffee there, surprisingly enough, but is there anything more adventurous worth trying?
Any other recommendations in my 'hood? I walk down 18th ave every day and lots of things look tempting, but it is a bit intimidating due to lack of familiarity/lack of english menus, etc.