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Dumplings and lamb soup in Flushing

HLing | Jul 17, 2001 10:46 PM

There's a northern Chinese Noodle shack(nameless?) on 40 rd between Prince and Main street in Flushing.
It's an open kitchen set up. They serve things like boiled dumplings, pot stickers, seasame cake(huge round 2 inch thick disks)lamb soup, and a few other snacks. The woman with delicate facial features takes your order from behind the counter where 2
other women are busy wrapping the dumplings.

This place has a habit of arbitrarily charging a little extra. Last time I got a sasame wheat cake
hot off the grid to go after quite a wait. It was delicious, but came with a mild guilt trip and a punishment of costing 50 cents extra...This time she
was going to charge me 2 dollars instead of $1.50 for the take out dumpling(8 pieces, which is still very reasonable. I also ordered the lamb soup. She asks if I wanted cilantro, I said yes. Watching her put my soup together I said, and some hot oil, please. That apparently won her approval. She said," those who know about eating this soup will add hot oil....wouldn't be right without it....Some people don't like even cilantro....(meaning how could they?!)" When it came time to pay I said, "what do I owe? 5.50? " She said, "no, 1.50 and 3.50, makes 5 even". I wonder if she decided to waive the extra 50 cents she was going to charge me because I had requested the hot oil. Next she went on to reprimand a pregnant woman who came in for not being there in time to pick up her wonton to go
order.....

The lamb soup has little bits of tripes and other internal parts. I usually worry about getting lamb that stinks a little. Always thought that it's
something you put up with. This lamb soup had the most aromatic "lambness" I've ever had, and yet it didn't stink. It was more like a perfume. She was absolutely right about the hot-oil. I couldn't imagine the soup without it. The boiled dumplings had
home-made, fresh quality wrappings. The garlic chives in the filling I though could have been chopped finer, but it's very northern Chinese in
taste.

Next door is a mirror set up, but they're a "Southern Chinese" noodle shack. They have wontons and beef noodle soups. I didn't get a chance to try them out but wonder if they are owned by the same people.

Anyone else been?

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