Taking the lead from the ever reliable Hling I went to this newish place @ 40-09 Prince St in Flushing last night. Nowhere in the restaurant or on the menu does it mention the type of food served. According to Hling it's Northern Chinese, so my interest was piqued as I've never had this before.
1 ordered what I thought was "shredded prok w/green bean". What I got was a giant plate, the base of which was wide (3") white noodles. Else where on the plate was, a pile of minced garlic, a lot of cilantro, thinly sliced cumumber, pork?, tahini!, and what appeared to be thin slices of a dark mushroom. A bottle of mustard oil came as a dressing. I've never seen mustard oil in a Chinese place before. I started to pick at the dish, then the waiter came over, took out a new pair of chopsticks, then mixed it up for me. Oh the joy of learning how to eat a new cusine and a new dish. Not bad, but not what I expected.
My main dish was Crispy lamb w/chilli pepper. Normally I don't eat or even like lamb, but Hling said that this was pretty typical or at least hinted at that. So I had to try it. I got a big plate of lamb pieces coated in cumin and red chili pepper flakes. Great!
What ever dishes I saw on other tables looked very interesting, including some funky dumplings and dishes brought to the table in a large wok like serving/cooking platter.
The place is spotless, has beer and is worth a detour, if for nothing else to explore uncommon regional specialities. Since I missed the Burmese food + un fest this year, this helped to alleviate the pain.