Monday, February 10, 2020

Fu Run Dong Bei Restaurant - Flushing, Queens, NY

Flushing, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, has the fourth largest business district in NYC. The intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue is the third busiest intersection in NYC after Times and Herald Squares. Flushing Chinatown, which was the reason we visited, is centered around Main Street and houses over 30,000 people born in China. It is one of the largest Chinatowns outside of China. 
Andrew took us to Fu Run Dong Bei Restaurant. It features food from the Dongbei region of China, formerly known as Manchuria., in northeastern China. It is influenced by cuisines of Russia, Beijing, Mongolia and Shandong. Dongbei-style food is characterized by the use of pickled napa cabbage, potatoes, carrots, wheat and corn instead of rice, and less pepper-intensive than other Chinese cuisines. 
We love lamb and had to try two lamb dishes on the menu. Their Muslim lamb chop is a rack of fatty lamb ribs smothered in whole cumin seeds with some added-in chili powder, white and black sesame, coated in a thin batter and then deep fried. It has a crispy crust, with lots and lots of cumin, and was a little dry inside.  

The other lamb dish was crispy lamb chop with chili peppers, a little bit more spicy and wonderful mouth feel. I preferred this dish.  

We also got triple delight vegetables, a dish with potatoes, eggplant and red and green peppers in a salty/sweet soy based sauce. It was excellent.  

1 comment:

  1. I think there was a rather long wait to get our food, right? Great lamb, and the veggies should be ordered just for their color.