Food Stall Review: Dim Sum Garden Express

Details: Here is an unclaimed Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/dim-sum-garden-express-flushing

Score: 7/10

With the coming of the pandemic, take out now reigns supreme if you want to eat out. As such, all food related business have either adapted to a take out model or gone out of business. Dim Sum Garden Express is a new food stall that specifically does this. Don’t be fooled by the compact nature of the food stall. The dim sum food here is cheaper than almost all of their competitors in the area while maintaining a level of quality about equal with those competitors as well.

They serve your standard dim sum stuff. Steamed roast pork buns, egg tarts, sticky rice rice in lotus leaf and siu mai are a few of the standard dim sum dishes they serve here.

What’s noteworthy about the dishes here is that the taste and quality is about equal to the other, big name dim sum restaurants in the area. What makes this place superior is that the price is lower. Take the sticky rice in lotus leaf for instance. The price of one of these things is usually around two to three dollars. Here, the price is about $1.75 if I remember correctly. That’s the price I used to pay for this item in 2012. It’s a good deal.

Worth mentioning is that like any bakery, the food you get here is best early in the morning and only gets worse as the day progresses. That’s because they make most of their food in the morning and keep it warm and let it sit afterwards. I recommend coming early in the morning if you want the food to be at its tastiest.

Overall, this is an average quality dim sum place with better than average dim sum price.

Restaurant Review: Dynamite Seafood

Details: Located at 37-20 Prince Street, 1D, Flushing, NY 11354. A claimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/dynamite-seafood-flushing

Score: 7/10

Dynamite Seafood is in a location of a restaurant that was known as Cutting Board. I’m pretty sure that the owner of Cutting Board is the same owner of Dynamite Seafood. This is because the menus are mostly the same, except that they now have Cajun style seafood boils.

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Restaurant Review: Big Wong

Details: Located at 67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013. Official site is http://www.big-wong.com/

Score: 6/10

Big Wong is a Cantonese restaurant that’s been around a long time… and it shows. The restaurant is dark and dirty. The floors are tiled and slippery. I almost fell a couple of times walking into the restaurant.

The food is decent, standard Cantonese fare. I ordered some Cantonese barbecue, which was about average. I’ve had better. I’ve had worse. What’s noteworthy is that it didn’t come with any vegetables, a standard side with most order of Cantonese barbecue. The price was only about seven dollars for some char siu and soy sauce chicken, which is pretty good considering this is Manhattan.

Also worth mentioning is that most of the tables here order the more expensive Cantonese dishes and they all looked pretty good. Some ladies got the lobster, which looked good. There were also some people who ordered the basic Chinese takeout type items like something that looked like General Tso’s chicken. It all looked good. If you want a family style meal and are willing to spend some money, this looks like a decent place for a Cantonese meal.

Overall, the food here is all right, but the environment is dark and dirty.

Restaurant Review: Shun Won Chinese Restaurant

Details: 41-27 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355. Here an unclaimed Yelp site: https://www.yelp.com/biz/shun-won-chinese-restaurant-flushing

Shun Won is a very reasonably priced Cantonese restaurant with all your classic cheap Cantonese food, including some dim sum as well.

When I come here, I usually get something with Cantonese barbecue. Something like the roast pork noodles or soy chicken over rice. The congee is also pretty standard. Most dishes cost around ten dollars or less.

Overall, a great place to get cheap, decent quality Cantonese food. It is arguably one of the best places in Flushing to get Cantonese food.

Score: 7/10

Restaurant Review: East Buffet & Restaurant

Details: Located at 4207 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355. Couldn’t find an official site so here’s an unclaimed Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/east-buffet-and-restaurant-flushing

Score: 7.4/10

East Buffet & Restaurant used to actually be an all you can eat buffet. Fast forward a couple of years and East Buffet has transformed from one business into four separate businesses. These four food serving businesses are arguably the most profitable sorts of food services you can provide in a Chinese dominated area like Flushing.

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