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Please help me introduce my girlfriend to NYC style Chinese food!

Mr. Taster | Dec 30, 2005 04:27 PM

Hello from Los Angeles, New York hounds!

I have heard that Flushing has spectacular restaurants which showcase the authentic cuisines of China.

These restaurants are not what this post is about!

Los Angeles has it's share of outrageously good authentic, regional Chinese food. I'm talking about stuff like shanghai style rice cakes, xiao long bao (soup dumplings), Islamic style flatbreads to soak up the savory lamb in sa cha sauce.

Heavenly stuff, the lot.

However we're visiting NYC soon, and my girlfriend has never had the real deal... the Chinese food of my youth... NYC Chinese food!

You know what we're talking about... big, fat, chewy eggrolls (not the awful 'spring roll' style rolls that the rest of the country passes off as egg rolls). Pork lo mein. Sweet spare ribs. Succulent wonton soup with skinny shreds of red-tinged pork.

If you've lived outside of New York metro area, you know my pain. (The American style Chinese restaurants in LA serve wonton soup with vegetables in it-- blasphemy!!)

So dish it up for me, fellow hounds. Direct me to the absolute best your city has to offer!

Location not terribly critical as we will be staying in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens with family and friends.

Many thanks in advance-- I will report back on my findings.

Mr. Taster
(and his Lovely Tasting Assistant)

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