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Fujianese (Fukienese) Pork Chops

Zabar | Apr 8, 2011 05:02 AM

At the suggestion of "squid kun" I have posted this inquiry on the Manhattan board. It was originally posted on "The Best" board late yesterday night:

After reading Chowhound message board threads for several years, I finally decided to sign up. 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 Fujianese (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. Foo Joy was my #1 choice (with Hop Kee a close 2nd) everytime I ate in Chinatown way back when. 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 specialized in Fukien Province cooking or that served "Fukinese Pork Chops". Note: these pork chops 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 specially seasoned red bean paste. They were served at Foo Joy Restaurant 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 (in Chinatown, Flushing or any other location in the metropolitan NYC area) that serves these pork chops. I've already begun to salivate, just day dreaming about the possibility that they are currently available. Zabar

Hop Kee
21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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