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[REVIEW] NAN XIANG XIAO LONG BAO – Great Cheap Eats!

Our Chinese Quest gets greater by the day! Our latest adventure has taken us to Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, located at 38-12 Prince Street in Flushing, New York. This place is well known for its Soup Dumplings, and came highly recommended. Nan Xiang is the district in Shanghai where Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) were invented. Driving to Flushing ...

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[REVIEW] Nan Xiang Dumpling House, Flushing

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Nan Xiang Dumpling House, or Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao if you prefer the native tongue, is a highly rated Chinese restaurant in Flushing, NY.  Recommended by Michelin Guide 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  That’s nice and quaint.  But what should really impress is that it’s The Chinese Quest recommended in 2015!  THAT should keep the lines ...

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[PREVIEW] Golden Dynasty, St. James

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On the hallowed grounds of the former Lotus East in St. James, NY, rose a golden palace.  Worthy of a Chinese restaurant re-born now as Golden Dynasty.  Same owners.  Same location.  Completely renovated.  Over a year into the process and months and months of delays due to the Town of Smithtown ordinances, etc., the Golden Palace finally opened their gates ...

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[REVIEW] Dynasty of Port Washington

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Inspiration ended at the street sign for Inspiration Wharf.  It pointed in the right direction; it just ended outside the door.  There was little inspiration in the dishes we were served, symbolic of a fallen dynasty.  The facade of a great dynasty was present as the interior was quite spectacular.  A soaring ceiling raised our expectations.  But, alas all those ...

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“H” is for Hunan #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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Hunan is one of the Eight Great Traditions of Chinese cuisine and is well known for its hot spicy flavor, fresh aroma and deep color. Common cooking techniques include stewing, frying, pot-roasting, braising, and smoking. Due to the high agricultural output of the region, ingredients for Hunan dishes are many and varied.  The history of the cooking skills employed in ...

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