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Best Restaurant Flushing List

chefdekoven | Sep 10, 201803:00 PM

This is the list of Absolute Best Restaurants in Flushing as written by Joe DiStefano. I am a regular reader of Chopsticks and Marrow, and find his recommendations pretty solid. I have some thoughts on the list, and would love to hear from others.

Dumpling Galaxy - Definitely one of my favorite Flushing spots. The dumplings and other dishes have all been solid to standout when I have visited. The Cumin Lamb, and the Preserved Meat dish stick out off the entree list. The Lamb Soup Dumplings are probably my favorites.

Canton Gourmet - I only have had takeout from here, so maybe it is not fair to judge, but I did not find it particularly memorable. I also need to try their Crispy Chicken, and I know they are famous for it. Hard for me to believe they have better Cantonese food than Wan Chai. Although the latter had a "C" health grade last time I passed by which makes me sad. I am also partial to East Lake Seafood.

Imperial Main Street Taiwanese - I only ate here once, as I was not super in to it. The food was good, just not particularly memorable. They have good fly heads, but I think the ones at Happy Stony Noodle in Elmhurst are markedly better. Again I remember the Three Cup Chicken being good, but not great. Perhaps I need to try it again. Curious if anyone else has thoughts.

White Bear - Tasty wontons, but I don't find them as life changing as other.

First Lamb Shabu - LOVE this place. My favorite hot pot. The broth is lambtastic and delicious. I love the meat that is on the lamb spines. You really don't need that many add ins. I usually got Napa Cabbage, Fish Tofu, Potatoes, and the Handpulled Noodles. They hand pull them at the table when you are done with everything else. Pretty cool.

Prince Noodle - Best wontons anywhere in the city that I have tried. Although I have not been there since they were Sifu Cio. Pretty sure they were Prince Noodle before that, and it is clearly the same restaurant.

Hao Xiang Ju - Went here once. Loved it. Felt like I was IN China, in a good way. I was by myself so my ordering ability was limited, but my favorite Hunan food I have tried. Got the Fish and Sour Cabbage soup, and the Noodles with Spicy Ground Pork. They were both really delicious.

Chinese Korean Dumplings and Noodles - Everyone seems to love this place, but I only like it. In fact, I prefer the dumplings at the corner stall of the New World Mall. Especially their fish dumplings. I do really enjoy the cold noodle soup here. I wonder which dumplings are best here, as maybe I have ordered the wrong ones.

Dying to try Joe's Steam Rice Roll, and Szechuan House which I know DiStefano has recently been high on. I was surprised with Guan Fu, Da Xi, and Alley 41 all pushing the envelope that he chose that restaurant. Curious to try it. I really have enjoyed Hot Kitchen which is almost right next door! Also noticed no Dongbei restaurants made the list. Anyway would love to hear other thoughts.

The Absolute Best Chinese Restaurants in Flushing

Where to go for everything from rice rolls to cold purple-sweet-potato noodles to Muslim lamb chops.
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