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What Do The NY Times, Zagat, and The Chinese Quest Have in Common?

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When it comes to recognizing fine restaurants, being awarded a Zagat rating, a write-up from the New York Times, and receiving a Questie from The Chinese Quest is equivalent to winning the Triple Crown.  And that’s just what Spicy and Tasty in Flushing, New York is proud to display.  Recognition.  Right there in their front window.  Letting Chinese restaurant lovers far and wide know that THEY, Spicy & Tasty, have what it takes.  And this, Spicy & Tasty, is a Chinese restaurant that you MUST dine at.  Spicy & Tasty is located at 39-07 Prince St, Flushing, NY 11354.


Here’s Mee V. Stoogas and his adorable granddaughter proudly pointing out the Questie in the front window of Spicy & Tasty.

The Best of the Best, The Chinese Quest’s “Questie”, is awarded annually to the five best dishes from the prior year.  Forget all the other metrics that go in to our Chinese restaurant reviews.  This award looks at one thing and one thing only.  A dish of Chinese food.  You can imagine the intense competition and the scrutiny that each and every dish undergoes that The Chinese Quest ate last year.  Narrowing it down to only five dishes was quite an challenge in and of itself.

The announcement of the winner’s of last year’s Questie’s was made public back in February, and captured on video and can be viewed on The Chinese Quest’s YouTube Channel.


The very first Questie went to Spicy & Tasty in Flushing, NY for their incredible dish of “Sliced Beef in Fresh Hot Pepper“.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Owner and Manager was Sam.

A simple comment totally encapsulated the splendor of this magnificent dish:  “Like butter”.  It is an AMAZING dish.  Perhaps the best piece of beef that Mee V. Stoogas never had.  Sorry you missed out on this one Bro!  But, you came back to present a Questie and photograph the window!

Spicy & Tasty, true to their name serves some of the spiciest Chinese food we have ever EVER eaten, and some of the tastiest too!  If you’ve never tried this restaurant, and you love spicy taste, take our recommendation to try this restaurant and try their award winning dish too!


As you can see from the picture way at the top of this article, Spicy & Tasty was VERY honored to not only receive their Questie, but to display it in their front window… alongside some recognition from some of the those other sources, The New York Times, and Zagat.

Make sure you check out Spicy & Tasty the next time you’re in Flushing, New York.  And, if  you have any other favorite Chinese restaurants that you feel that The Chinese Quest should review, please let us know.

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

Mee Magnum  (“Chop!  Chop!”)

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One comment

  1. I miss Spicy & Tasty. They have been closed for a few years. A new Chinese restaurant now occupies the specs in Flushing.

    Have you tried it?

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