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FLUSHING (MEE)TS LEVITTOWN

Fortune Wheel Seafood Resturant Our latest adventure has taken us to Fortune Wheel, located at 3601 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. This “Flushing” like restaurant is tucked discreetly between two big box retailers. The meal begins with a Freebie (always a good start). The pickled seaweed with carrots and cabbage was a delicious beginning to what would become a “Hit or Miss” ...

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WANTED: CANTONESE STYLE RESTAURANT IN MANHATTAN

A Quest On behalf of my cousin (Mee Mi Kee), I am sending out an official request for the name of a CLASSIC Cantonese style restaurant in NYC (Manhattan, but not China Town). He is looking for an old style restaurant that we all grew up on. This place would conjure up images of Sunday night dinners with family. Perhaps it ...

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GOING UPSCALE AT PEARL EAST IN MANHASSET

Putting on the Ritz Once you get past the front door, you know you are not in Kansas (or Copiague) anymore. I imagine this is what a restaurant in Hong Kong might look like. Previously, our adventure has taken us to more moderate instituitions. Pearl East is high end Chinese, and sure does look the part. One thing that strikes me everytime ...

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RECOGNITION IS SO SWEET

Chinese Quest Featured in Newsday

We are in Newsday “There are two things people want more than sex and money…..recognition and praise”     Mary Kay Ash Well, aint that the truth! This blog has been around barely a few months, and already we are being noticed. Did you see page 30 in Newsday today?   How cool is that? We are having so much fun checking ...

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COMING OF AGE IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT – PART 1

My Story What is it about Jews and Chinese food? Some of my fondest memories actually took place in a Chinese restaurant. As in many homes, picking up Chinese food on Sunday nights was a ritual. I would accompany my father for this very important task (not sure if there was delivery back then). Dynasty was located at 1042 Northern ...

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Yao’s Diner- Hot, Spicy, & Delicious!

Hot HOT HOTT! The food at Yao’s Diner is Hot, Spicy, Delicious, & a very different type of Chinese food than the typical LI norm. The style of cooking is Szechuan, and many of the dishes are so spicy, I suggest placing a roll of toilet paper in the freezer! The look of the place is about as basic as ...

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