After reading Chowhound message board threads for several years, I finally decided to sign up tonight. There really is one particular reason for my joining this Forum and it is to try to find a restaurant that currently serves one of my all-time favorite things to eat - namely Fukinese Pork Chops.
There was a thread on one of the Chow message boards some time ago regarding the great Fujian (Fukien) style cuisine that was served at the late and great "Foo Joy Restaurant" on Division Street in Chinatown. After the NYC Police Dept. forced Foo Joy to close in the early '70s (they were running a gambling parlor in the back room that got busted) there was never (to my knowledge) any other Chinese restaurant in New York City that served "Fukinese Pork Chops". Note: they are about 1/4" to 3/8" in thickness, and are prepared by deep-frying them, after they have been marinated for many hours in a red bean paste. They were served at Foo Joy with a very spicy and dark, soy-based sauce. Take my word for it - I'm talking seriously delicious.
I would be very grateful if anyone out there in foodie cyberspace can direct me to any Fujian style restaurant that serves these pork chops in the metropolitan NYC area. I've already begun to salivate, just day dreaming about the possibility that they are currently available. Zabar
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