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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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When in the Poconos . . .

The following guest article, was submitted by Richard Brody, aka Mee Rich Yee.   The Chinese Quest welcomes original articles pertaining to the Chinese dining experience.  Your article should pertain to Chinese restaurants, Chinese food, etc.  For more information, please contact us. Another in the Continuing Series of Discovering Chinese Restaurants Wherever You Are My wife (a.k.a Mee Pee Wee C) and I ...

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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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[REVIEW] Orient Odyssey, Jericho, NY

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Orient Odyssey is the sister restaurant of The Orient in Bethpage.  Orient Odyssey serves Hong Kong Style Seafood.  After a year’s wait, they finally opened their doors two weeks ago.  The buzz was still going strong (and it eventually turned in to an alarm!  More about that later), when we got there as the restaurant was PACKED!  And it was ...

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[REVIEW] Pacificana Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

Pacificana Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

Badda bing badda boom, The Chinese Quest was in the House.  Fuggeddaboutit!  The Chinese Quest came to Brooklyn, and we left our mark.  Our mark this evening was Pacificana Restaurant in Brooklyn’s Chinatown section (8th Avenue in the Sunset Park area).  Good thing we had a trusty map because even after parking literally right in front of it, we walked right ...

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