Sun Lok Kee's new restaurant (called New Lok Kee) in Flushing, Queens has finally opened. Had the opportunity to have lunch there yesterday.
The menu is identical to the old Manhattan location (so much so that the menus still give the old 13 Mott address). Large number of Cantonese style seafood dished along with the standard offerings are available.
The decor is much different than the run down finish that Sun Lok Kee had. It's clean, with live tanks of your dinner in the front awaiting your order. Service is still the curt but friendly.
Our table had razor clams in black bean sauce, sliced conch with abalone mushrooms, flounder with mixed vegetables, shrimp with mayo and walnuts, and flowering chives.
The razor clams were excellent, plump and bursting with flavor. The smokiness of the black beans lend such a nice flavor to the dish.
The conch dish was excellent. The sauce with full of flavor. The texture differences between the soft mushrooms and crunchy conch was a treat.
The flounder dish enunicated the soft, sweet white meat of the fish. Lightly fried with no batter, it was simple and truly tasty.
The shrimp dish to me exemplifies Hong Kong. The mayo and shrimp combination is almost too rich. The sweetness of the walnuts adds another level of distinction. A sweetness and richness that almost seems dessert decadent.
The chives (one of my favorite veggies), where excellent too).
All in all, if you enjoyed the food at Sun Lok Kee, you'll have no trouble enjoying yourself at their new locale in Flushing.