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Nan Xiang, Xiao Long Bao, where “classy meets comfy”, located at 39-16 Prince St #104, Flushing, NY 11354 is a Chinese restaurant that I have wanted to try for a long time. So, when my friend, Mee Cris Ida, wanted to go for authentic Chinese food (ok, I may have steered the course of that decision), I thought this was my opportunity. So we did!
Beautifully decorated when you enter, you walk up the stairs to your table. Everything is tastefully done, and the service was swift and friendly.
When in Rome, do what the Romans do. When in Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, order Soup Dumplings, aka Xiao Long Bao.
I must say that after the soup dumplings and Jia Dim Sum, it’s going to take extraordinary to top those! These were ordinary. The soup was very hot, so caution is advised. Only one of the dumplings tore a seam, and most of the soup was lost. The soup dumplings were good, and a must-have when dining here.
Scallion Pancakes with Sliced Beef and Hoisin Sauce – Sad to say, the hoisin sauce couldn’t save this dish. The beef was pretty dry, and the scallion pancakes lacked presence and were a little overcooked. This was a disappointment.
Shanghai Pan Fried Udon Noodles with Beef – This dish saved the meal. This was a must-order dish as well. I could have eaten the entire dish by myself. But, you know Mee, sharing is caring and all that. The sharee, Cris Ida, was very glad I did. The beef was both delicious and tender. The noodles were spectacular (you know that calling noodles spectacular takes an awful lot – and it delivered). This dish garnered two thumbs up!
I chose poorly when I selected this dish. Though in my most humble opinion, I would steer clear of this one, and we only ate one of the three, the rest were brought home for the Dumpling King. He loved them. So there’s that. Your mileage may vary.
And on that disappointing note, we paid the bill and left. I’m sure that there were other dishes to try, and you may enjoy those. If you do, please share your opinion in the comment box below this article.
We needed something special, sweets always do the trick, so we went to what turned out to be the sweetest place on earth, Spot Dessert Bar at 39-16 Prince Street in Flushing. It’s on the same block as Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao. I let Mee Cris Ida order, as she has been here before. We shared their signature Golden Toast, crispy honey buttered toast, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and condensed milk ice cream. It was everything it was cracked up to be, and more. Along with a cappuccino, and a regular coffee for me, we had a happy ending to our dinner.
Have you been to Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao? If not in Flushing, they have locations in the city, New York City that is, and in Westchester, Boston, to name a few, and coming to Westbury, NY soon. If you have, please share your thoughts in the comment box below.
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)