1 Place

3 Suggestions

Expand Map

1 Place

3 Suggestions

swannee | Aug 13, 201710:33 PM     11

I went with a group of 8 other Chow hounders to Guan Fu, the new upscale Sichuan in Flushing, which just received an unprecedented 3 stars (for Chinese cuisine) from Pete Wells. It was lunch, so we ordered relatively lightly:
Cold cuttlefish with green chilies
Cold razor clams
Fresh bamboo shoots
Mung bean noodles
Live fish soup with sour vegetables
Live shrimp
Live scallops with rice noodles
Corn with duck egg
Gong bao live lobster
Mapo tofu
Chicken with potatoes

Everything was excellent and the bamboo, the cuttlefish, the fish soup and the scallops (these were very expensive) were extraordinary. In general the freshness and variety of the ingredients, the level of the preparation, and the combination of execution and imagination at the highest culinary level puts Guan Fu on a different level from all other New York Chinese, and probably all North American. This does not at all mean that I will stop going to and loving Little Pepper and Spicy & Tasty (and many others)! It is a different kind of experience, not necessarily more enjoyable, but with amazing variety and freshness.
Prices are high but reasonably so. The room is stunning and the service excellent. GUan Fu will presumably become a zoo after this review. Go now!

Little Pepper
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Trending Discussions


Canning lid fail

Updated 3 hours ago 3 comments

Induction Hotspots

Updated 25 minutes ago 18 comments

Hudson Yards Thoughts?

Updated 44 minutes ago 4 comments

April 2019 COTM Voting

Updated 8 hours ago 3 comments
Valentine's Day Breakfast in Bed

Valentine's Day Breakfast in Bed

by Amy Sowder | Waking up is hard to do for many of us. But not so much when the one you love hands you a special...

9 Delicious Vegan Sauces to Put on Everything
Recipe Round-Ups

9 Delicious Vegan Sauces to Put on Everything

by Lauren Branchini | Going vegan can be a great way to make a healthy change by adding more vegetables and plant-based...

Stock Your Freezer with These Fall Comfort Foods
Recipe Round-Ups

Stock Your Freezer with These Fall Comfort Foods

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | Autumn's shorter and shorter days make it hard to get home and cook dinner before it’s pitch black...

Spring Roll Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer
Food News

Spring Roll Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer

by Joey Skladany | Spring has sprung again, but this time in the form of delicious and customizable spring rolls for...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›