Yi Xiang Tin Seafood Restaurant, 37-17 prince street (across from Pho and Penang) has been open for several weeks now, taking over the space of a chinese restaurant that had been there for years and that I had not been back to for a while. The menu is standard cantonese food, with a lot of fish tanks. I have been there for dinner twice now with friends, trying many of their seafood and other dishes, and have really enjoyed it both times. The seafood is very fresh and have not had a bad dish. More importantly, on my second visit I recognized a manager who used to work at Chinatown Seafood Depot/Jumbo Restaurant before it closed. That restaurant was around the corner, and was my favorite place for dim sum in flushing. I asked him why it closed and he told me the lease was up and the owner was raising the rent. I told him it was my favorite place for dim sum, and he informed me that the same chefs were now cooking at this restaurant.
With that information, I brought a few friends for dim sum last sunday to give it a try. First, the place was packed, with about 20 people waiting outside. However, the four of us only waited ten minutes to share a table. The dim sum was very good. A very good selection both on the carts and on trays. Jumbo was one of the few dim sum places in flushing I found that makes the chau soo sau(sp? the bun filling from the bau, but in the flaky crust). They had it here as well and it was excellent. The dumplings were all very fresh, hot, and packed with seafood or meat. I look forward to going back.