The Spirits Moved Mee
When is a “B” the second best score that you can get? When it comes to Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant! As in achieving the second highest rating ever accorded by The Chinese Quest that is! For the other reason that you could score a “B”, you’ll just have to check out our Twitter feed.
After a two month hiatus, in the winter that seemingly will never end in the New York City Metropolitan area, the Mee’s hit the road again this evening. Taking special note of Mee Tsu Yan’s delicate intestinal fortitude, or lack thereof at this time, we purposely chose a Chinese restaurant of the Cantonese variety.
Once again search of the best Chinese restaurant around we ventured forth again across the Nassau border in to Flushing, NY. At this point we must consider rating Flushing restaurants on a separate scale than Long Island restaurants as is becoming evident that Flushing restaurants are now occupying four of the top five spots on our Quest to find the best Chinese restaurant on all of, umm, Long Island (Editors Note: Stay tuned… we will split the rankings out by Long Island vs. Flushing/Chinatown (whenever we actually do get there) in to separate categories (I love it when a post writes itself. No writers block for Mee!)
Our destination was:
Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant
136-14 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
Our special guest this evening was the most honorable Mee Har Vee, a world renowned wine connoisseur, or sommelier, a bon vivant, and an all around nice guy. A real mensch, if ever we met one. A character. And boy do we know characters!
Darren was our host. I swear the guy could have been in vaudeville! And what better way to strike a chord with a Jew than being funny and personable. We were in for a real treat (which sure put, the “B” rating that the Board of Health slapped on the restaurant, our minds at ease).
We left ALL of the ordering to him… and we left the wine selection to Mee Har Vee… more on that later.
When Darren (we’re not really sure if that’s his real name or a stage name) brought out three appetizers that included our staple of spare ribs (so so), crispy peking duck (yum-Mee), and a crispy chicken dish (Editors Note #2: A full dish-by-dish review will be presented in a subsequent post by Mee Tsu Yan, so forgive Mee please if I don’t identify every dish that we had… and you don’t catch on too quickly that this is a ploy to get you to come back to our Blog to read HIS review!), our meal got off to a great start.
It was accompanied by Mee Har Vee’s first of five wine selections, called “Seven Daughters”. Now being that we were six guys, we were a little confused. What was the extra daughter doing at our table? Then he explained the Seven daughters represented the seven different grapes that were blended in to making this most delicious white wine. (Editors Note #3: Please excuse my finger in the picture. I liked the wine so much that I couldn’t keep my hands off of it!) There were four other wines served. Beats me what they were called. By then I was… umm, back to the review. I will leave it to Mee Tsu Yan to fill in the missing details.
So, after the appetizers settled nicely in to our bellies it was time for Darren (that was his name, right?) to recommend our entrees. There were four or five spectacular choices served with some incredible sauces. Nothing spicy. But, very succulent.
My favorite was this pictured five pound lobster in garlic and ginger (? Mee Tsu Yan has those details waiting for you… I KNOW you want to go now to Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant and try all these dishes for yourself. But, you won’t know what to order. Yet!) sauce.
There was some steak cube (kew?) … melted in your mouth. Scallops that were like butter. Another chicken dish, and house special fried rice (apologies Tsu Yan, I didn’t mean to steal your thunder, but I wanted to whet our readers appetites for your upcoming in depth analysis of each dish).
Being a true, authentic, Chinese Restaurant, there was no fortune cookies served for desert (so sorry, you’ll have to pick your lotto numbers from some other place), but the sweetest juiciest oranges I’ve had in a long long time.
There are literally hundreds of Chinese restaurants that you could go to in Flushing. This is one that you surely don’t want to miss (we also recommend the others that we have reviewed… please check our Reviews and Rankings pages for more information).
And now, the numerical breakdown of our review, that brings Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant in to the #2 position of our Official Chinese Quest Rankings:
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
–Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)