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    George Guest

    Default NYT has a good article on Chinatown II in NYC

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/di...nted=2&_r=1&em

    Flushing has some great quality/neighborhood/mom & pop Chinese food
    places. Easy access since most are within a few blocks of the 7 train
    Main St. terminal.

    Xiao La Tiao is a great Sichuan place I like that is mentioned in the
    article. Also lots of great mom & pop shops in the Golden Mall where the
    owners strive to make a super quality product.

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    George Guest

    Default Re: NYT has a good article on Chinatown II in NYC

    George wrote:
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/di...nted=2&_r=1&em
    >
    >
    > Flushing has some great quality/neighborhood/mom & pop Chinese food
    > places. Easy access since most are within a few blocks of the 7 train
    > Main St. terminal.
    >
    > Xiao La Tiao is a great Sichuan place I like that is mentioned in the
    > article. Also lots of great mom & pop shops in the Golden Mall where the
    > owners strive to make a super quality product.


    Also an interactive map that follows the article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...TERACTIVE.html

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Chinatown II in NYC - where else?


    "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/di...nted=2&_r=1&em
    >
    > Flushing has some great quality/neighborhood/mom & pop Chinese food
    > places. Easy access since most are within a few blocks of the 7 train Main
    > St. terminal.
    >
    > Xiao La Tiao is a great Sichuan place I like that is mentioned in the
    > article. Also lots of great mom & pop shops in the Golden Mall where the
    > owners strive to make a super quality product.


    NYC Flushing for Chinese - In LA it's Monterey Park & Alhambra.

    For Dim Sum = NBC Seafood

    http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot....-monterey.html

    Where else?

    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)


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    aem Guest

    Default Re: Chinatown II in NYC - where else?

    On Aug 1, 6:56*am, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >
    > NYC Flushing for Chinese - In LA it's Monterey Park & Alhambra.
    >
    > For Dim Sum = NBC Seafood
    >
    > http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot....food-restauran...
    >
    > Where else?
    >

    The Chinese expansion has continued even into Rosemead. If you're
    down here and in a dim sum mood, check out The Kitchen, a branch of
    the well-known place somewhere up in the Bay Area (Larkspur, maybe?).
    It's small and you order from a list rather than waiting for carts,
    but every item is well-prepared. They have something called "roast
    pork belly Macao style" that is absolutely not to be missed.

    Big places like Ocean Star, Harbor Village, and 888 still thrive, too,
    but the Kitchen is a real find (and closer to us). -aem

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    aem Guest

    Default Re: NYT has a good article on Chinatown II in NYC

    On Aug 1, 6:43 am, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/di...l?pagewanted=2...
    >
    > Flushing has some great quality/neighborhood/mom & pop Chinese food
    > places. Easy access since most are within a few blocks of the 7 train
    > Main St. terminal.
    >
    > Xiao La Tiao is a great Sichuan place I like that is mentioned in the
    > article. Also lots of great mom & pop shops in the Golden Mall where the
    > owners strive to make a super quality product.


    Excellent. As in an earlier article I cited a little while ago, when
    the Chinese immigrant population reaches sufficient mass you get a
    qualitative shift in the foods offered. They begin offering the food
    the immigrants want rather than what the Americans expect, and
    everything changes for the better. This seems to have happened in
    Flushing and probably bypassed the Chinatown in NYC, much as the waves
    of influxes to the San Gabriel Valley bypassed the downtown L.A.
    Chinatown. We have had a blast for the last 10-15 years exploring the
    widely varying regions of Chinese food. The only place where the food
    surprised us when we traveled around China was Xian, where we found
    some Muslim dishes. They're now available here, too. Having grown up
    with Cantonese style it's been eye-opening, tongue-tingling fun. -
    aem

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Chinatown II in NYC - where else?


    "aem" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Aug 1, 6:56 am, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >
    > NYC Flushing for Chinese - In LA it's Monterey Park & Alhambra.
    >
    > For Dim Sum = NBC Seafood
    >
    > http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot....food-restauran...
    >
    > Where else?
    >

    The Chinese expansion has continued even into Rosemead. If you're
    down here and in a dim sum mood, check out The Kitchen, a branch of
    the well-known place somewhere up in the Bay Area (Larkspur, maybe?).
    It's small and you order from a list rather than waiting for carts,
    but every item is well-prepared. They have something called "roast
    pork belly Macao style" that is absolutely not to be missed.

    Big places like Ocean Star, Harbor Village, and 888 still thrive, too,
    but the Kitchen is a real find (and closer to us). -aem

    Have you been to any of the Japanese Curry House Restaurants?
    http://www.house-foods.com/curry_house.html

    Very very good.


    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)




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    George Guest

    Default Re: Chinatown II in NYC - where else?

    Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:g6v3tn$hls$[email protected]..
    >> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/di...nted=2&_r=1&em
    >>
    >>
    >> Flushing has some great quality/neighborhood/mom & pop Chinese food
    >> places. Easy access since most are within a few blocks of the 7 train
    >> Main St. terminal.
    >>
    >> Xiao La Tiao is a great Sichuan place I like that is mentioned in the
    >> article. Also lots of great mom & pop shops in the Golden Mall where
    >> the owners strive to make a super quality product.

    >
    > NYC Flushing for Chinese - In LA it's Monterey Park & Alhambra.
    >
    >


    NYC Flushing is Chinatown II. Chinatown I is in Manhattan on the lower
    east side. And there is now a smaller Chinatown III in Brooklyn.


    For Dim Sum = NBC Seafood
    >
    > http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot....-monterey.html
    >
    >
    > Where else?
    >


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    George Guest

    Default Re: NYT has a good article on Chinatown II in NYC

    aem wrote:
    > On Aug 1, 6:43 am, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    >> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/di...l?pagewanted=2...
    >>
    >> Flushing has some great quality/neighborhood/mom & pop Chinese food
    >> places. Easy access since most are within a few blocks of the 7 train
    >> Main St. terminal.
    >>
    >> Xiao La Tiao is a great Sichuan place I like that is mentioned in the
    >> article. Also lots of great mom & pop shops in the Golden Mall where the
    >> owners strive to make a super quality product.

    >
    > Excellent. As in an earlier article I cited a little while ago, when
    > the Chinese immigrant population reaches sufficient mass you get a
    > qualitative shift in the foods offered. They begin offering the food
    > the immigrants want rather than what the Americans expect, and
    > everything changes for the better. This seems to have happened in
    > Flushing and probably bypassed the Chinatown in NYC, much as the waves
    > of influxes to the San Gabriel Valley bypassed the downtown L.A.
    > Chinatown. We have had a blast for the last 10-15 years exploring the
    > widely varying regions of Chinese food. The only place where the food
    > surprised us when we traveled around China was Xian, where we found
    > some Muslim dishes. They're now available here, too. Having grown up
    > with Cantonese style it's been eye-opening, tongue-tingling fun. -
    > aem


    The other thing in play is that rents are now more expensive in
    Manhattan so a couple places moved to Flushing from there and the new
    places seem to appear in Flushing and recently in Brooklyn.

    Its a definite treat being able to get good quality and varied Chinese
    food so easily.

  9. #9
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Chinatown II in NYC - where else?

    On Aug 1, 12:18*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >
    > Have you been to any of the Japanese Curry House Restaurants?http://www.house-foods.com/curry_house.html
    >
    > Very very good.
    >

    I used to work just a couple of blocks from the first one in Little
    Tokyo, that they now call the original. We used to have lunch there
    at least once a month. Excellent then, but it was years ago, and I
    haven't been to any of the other locations. Maybe I'll go again now
    that you've reminded me about it. -aem

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    George Guest

    Default Re: Chinatown II in NYC - where else?

    Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "aem" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Aug 1, 6:56 am, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >>
    >> NYC Flushing for Chinese - In LA it's Monterey Park & Alhambra.
    >>
    >> For Dim Sum = NBC Seafood
    >>
    >> http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot....food-restauran...
    >>
    >> Where else?
    >>

    > The Chinese expansion has continued even into Rosemead. If you're
    > down here and in a dim sum mood, check out The Kitchen, a branch of
    > the well-known place somewhere up in the Bay Area (Larkspur, maybe?).
    > It's small and you order from a list rather than waiting for carts,
    > but every item is well-prepared. They have something called "roast
    > pork belly Macao style" that is absolutely not to be missed.
    >
    > Big places like Ocean Star, Harbor Village, and 888 still thrive, too,
    > but the Kitchen is a real find (and closer to us). -aem
    >
    > Have you been to any of the Japanese Curry House Restaurants?
    > http://www.house-foods.com/curry_house.html
    >
    > Very very good.
    >
    >

    Not aem but I always used to visit the curry place under the overhead
    railroad line about two blocks from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

    There was a similar place called Go! Go! Curry that opened in Manhattan
    but I didn't think it was anywhere near the quality of the mom & pop
    place in Tokyo.

    http://www.gogocurryusa.com/

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Chinatown II in NYC - where else?


    "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <Chinese snipped>


    >>
    >> Have you been to any of the Japanese Curry House Restaurants?
    >> http://www.house-foods.com/curry_house.html
    >>
    >> Very very good.
    >>
    >>

    > Not aem but I always used to visit the curry place under the overhead
    > railroad line about two blocks from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
    >
    > There was a similar place called Go! Go! Curry that opened in Manhattan
    > but I didn't think it was anywhere near the quality of the mom & pop place
    > in Tokyo.
    >
    > http://www.gogocurryusa.com/


    Also near the Imperial was a place - Go-Mi-Hachen <sp>.

    58 varieties of appetizers on a skewer dipped in batter and deep fried. Same
    skewer for everyone - the choice was yes or no. Whenever you walked in that
    is were you started. Nibble and drink and nibble and drink and nibble and
    drink until you couldn't walk any more.

    Tokyo has a lot of sensational little joints - Gardena CA as well for
    Japanese food.




    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)



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