I've wanted to sample the scene(s) there for a while and so I searched the message board for info, but what came up was--as is to be expected given the nature of the message board beast--contradictory and/or outdated. So I'm hoping for some current reports.
Both Chinese and, to a exponentially lesser extent, Queens, are of course overbroad categories, but I don't want miss anything superb that falls outside whatever subset I'd more or less randomly define.
I'm only interested, though, in places that are distinctly excellent, and that you've been to recently. (After dragging some fellow Manhattanites out to Arunee Thai a couple years ago for an average meal and enduring their grumbling on the way home, I want to make sure I'm not heading for places that are just old favorites or good for the neighborhood or the like. Obviously I need less whiny friends, but I think I probably have to get that on some other message board.)
Your assistance will be much appreciated.