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Northern Chinese in Sunnyside

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Northern Chinese in Sunnyside

HLing | Jun 22, 2002 11:34 PM

Peking Restaurant at 51-20 Skillman Ave(718-426-8162) is a few months old. Already they've changed their menu.

When they first opened I picked up a menu and was intrigued by the Jing Jang Beef(also chicken and pork) in Roll, and the BBQ Beef Peking Style. These are meat with scallions wrapped in Chinese crepe. I don't know of any restaurants here or in Manhattan that serve them.

Tonight I went by because I saw a new menu of theirs, and those items weren't on it anymore. As it turned out, the BBQ Beef Peking Style is, according to the Chinese woman, very popular in Northern China, where they're from. I later found out it's a sauce with cumin. The Jing Jang Beef in Roll is served with the same brown sauce as in Peking Duck. The woman said they still make it, because some customers request it, but I get the sense that they're trying to be more like the other Chinese Takeout places. (Not good news to us)

So I ordered the BBQ Beef Peking Style since she said that's the Northern Chinese favorite. It came with 3 flour tortillas. She said they used to make their own crepe, but now they use the flour tortilla(sigh) It was stir fried strips of beef with scallions with a cumin sauce. You wrap it with the flour tortilla. Refreshing for a summer night. I'll try the Jing Jang Beef Roll next time.

Is there anyway to encourage these people to dare to be themselves so that we can start getting some authentic Chinese eats in Queens?

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