There's never been a better time to eat Chinese food in New York, and here's our comprehensive-but-selective guide to it all: the good, the great, and the decent, all to help you find the best Chinese food across the boroughs.
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Fu Run in Flushing is best known for its breathtaking lamb, but I'd argue that their fish is just as good—as tender as can be, receptive to the simple but bold flavors of Dongbei-style Chinese cooking.
You see it on almost every table.
Servers in white button-down shirts present it whole, then carve it tableside and serve each diner. You take a bite of the Muslim Lamb Chop ($21.95) and wipe the juice from your lips. By the time you reach that first fatty morsel, it's obvious that Fu Run is not your typical Chinese restaurant.
This list isn't everything, but it is eighteen ways to answers to the question. From Flushing to Bay Ridge to the Lower East Side...and back to Flushing, here are the bites that made my year.
You may have occasion to be eating Chinese food in a couple days, and if so, you're likely looking for a movie theater afterward. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite Chinese restaurants with directions to the closest movie theater.
Spring means many things in this city, like the real deal arrival of warm weather—and tourists that come with it. In the food world, it also means the markets are bursting peas (!), asparagus (!!), and—yup—ramps. But Spring also means lamb. Tender, grassy, succulent lamb that we really just can't get enough of, whether it's ground into burgers, braised to serve with pasta, or shredded into a nice, refreshing lamb face salad. Here are nine lambs we love in New York. We're sure you'll love them too.