I've had this dish only at China Blue ( Tribeca) and recently at Kung Fu ( Main St). The dishes looked similar but everything else about it was different. I preferred the Lion Head meatballs at Kung Fu. There was a 20 minute wait for the dish, which was worth it. The meat balls were quite soft compared to China Blue. The Flavor of the brown sauce was well balanced. China Blue had some overpowering flavors that I can't identify , as it's been 2 months since I had them. Kung Fu served them with Bok Choy and Tree ears ( has other names).
I am not sure if authentic is the right work to use, but if anyone has been to both restaurants, which is more authentic?
Or is it like italian meatballs, where some are harder than others. Some use breadcrumbs, some use white bread, some add water, some add egg etc.......
If anyone had the Lion Head meatballs at Kung Fu, how do they stack up? Their soup dumplings are my favorite ,,,just btw