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Old 08-05-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Have you read the The Chinese Quest's reviews?
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I have never had Shark Fin soup and probably never will, but I know a lot of people who eat and enjoy it.
Do they enjoy the idea of catching an apex predator, slicing off its fins and throwing it back in the water to die a slow and painful death?
I will never frequent a restaurant which serves it, and most of the people I know wouldn't, either.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: MD
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I've moved away from NYC for almost 10 years, so I'm sorta limited in knowledge of newer places. My family still lives there and takes me to Flushing, Queens for delish dong-bei (northeastern) Chinese food. Get the cumin lamb! Mmm! My fav is the intestine and pepper dish tho. They do serve a couple American-Chinese dishes, notably their sesame chicken. Those always had good reviews from non-Asian friends.

Currently live in the Baltimore, MD region and the one I recommend around here is in Odenton, called Grace Garden. Be sure to request the Chinese menu and not American-Chinese (heard the A-C stuff is really bad). They specialize in Sichuan cuisine, and do it very well. Get fish noodles, and mapo tofu! Nom nom..
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Terra
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I'm a big fan of dumplings, Chinese-style. My go-to place in the San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) is Luscious Dumplings. The best are the pan-fried pork dumplings - yum!

The best dumplings I've had, though, is at Smile Dumplings in Beijing. The best part? It's actually the dumpling sauce. The owners are from Chongqing, in Southern China, and have concocted a unique version of dipping sauce that is vinegary, spicy, and a little numbing. Their spicy wontons are awesome too.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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I remember eating really good Chinese food in Honolulu, but I can't remember the name of any of the places as the awnings were written in Chinese letters. I didn't always know what I was eating, but it was good stuff that I'm pretty sure was authentic Chinese fare.

In Iowa, it's mostly Chinese buffets. The food tastes fine at the buffets, but they're nowhere near authentic. I stopped going to Chinese buffets years ago because it was pointless. I'd eat like 7 plates of food and be hungry again in 2 hours. Now I just go to Huhot and it usually does the trick.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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The best ever doesn't exist anymore.

Rest in Peace Tommy Toy and Joe Yuey.

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Old 08-09-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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Some of the Chinatown joints in Bangkok. In the US, I'm partial to the pretty authentic places in Flushing Meadows, NY.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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The best ever doesn't exist anymore.

Rest in Peace Tommy Toy and Joe Yuey.
Where was it, Bulldogdad? And what did you eat there?
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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The best Chinese food I ever ate was in the Golden Dragon in Tacoma, WA in 1968-71. This was a little dive not too far from Ft. Lewis. It was the dirtiest restaurant I've ever eaten in, as well. And you probably didn't want to get well-acquainted with the shady characters who hung around there. But, oh good heavens, could they make tasty food!

They served it family style and the meal for two was enough for four which was a good thing for a young couple dependent on the military.

I've been searching ever since for a recipe similar to their almond chicken. It was a piece of deep-fried chicken breast sliced and topped with a light golden gravy, (not sweet, nor sour) and chopped almonds.

And if you called them at one in the morning they'd still deliver!
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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Where was it, Bulldogdad? And what did you eat there?
It was the first chinese restaurant I remember going to as a kid. Dungeness crab with Dow See was the first dish I also remember. I had many fine meals there over the years until it closed from that location.

My grandparents had started eating there back in the 1940's when it was another name called the On-On.

The restaurant was located in Chinatown San Francisco.
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