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Ex-San Francisco Hound Reunion at Spicy & Tasty, Flushing


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Ex-San Francisco Hound Reunion at Spicy & Tasty, Flushing

Melanie Wong | | Dec 26, 2005 03:03 PM

Two weeks ago I managed to squeeze in a lunch in Flushing before catching my flight out of JFK. This was a reunion of ex-San Francisco hounds and friends at Spicy & Tasty in Flushing, NY. With nine of us, we were able to order a good assortment from the menu. I don't know that I could add much to what has already been said about this restaurant. It's very solid. While none of the dishes were the best rendition I've had, they were all very good, showing remarkable consistency across the board. Sadly, my kindred spirit, HLing, was not able to join us, but we were guided by her favorites in ordering our meal.

Besides the food, it was especially wonderful to sit at the chow table again with Sp00ny Bard, solly, and squid-kun, as I miss them all very much. Thanks for tramping through the snow and cold to join me here. A special note of appreciation to Dave Feldman for shepherding me through the transit system and for his good company. Also the Little Pie.

Here's my list of what we ordered - let me know if I've missed anything.

Cucumber and garlic
Pressed smoked tofu with Chinese celery in green sauce
Ma la kidneys
Husband and wife combination
Pork slices with garlic sauce - shown below
Bamboo shoots in chili sauce
Liang fen with spicy meat sauce
Dan dan noodles
Wontons with spicy sauce - didn't try this one
Conch with red oil and yellow leeks
Tea smoked duck
Twice-cooked pork
Ma la lamb
Water spinach (kang xin cai) with meat shreds
Chongqing chicken
Water cooked frog
Potato and green pepper strips
Pea shoots with roasted garlic cloves
Whole braised fish
Steamed rice

I was too busy eating and chatting to take photos of everything. There are a few more at the link below as well as some that others took.