The "boiled beef with hot-spicy sauce" is every bit as mouth searing as it looks, but there are plenty of blander options -- such as "special spinach pancake" -- on Lu Xiang Yuan's menu. Like an arcing missile, Chinese cuisine in New York moves so fast, you can barely keep track of it. Thus, ... More >>
The newest Qingdao restaurant hits Flushing filled with pleasing surprises
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The fish arrives smothered in roses... The most expensive thing on the menu at Lu Xiang Yuan--a Chinese restaurant specializing in the regional food of Qingdao, Shandong--is "rose fragrant roasted fish" ($28). Is it worth it? You'll have to wait to see my full review (two weeks from today) t ... More >>
The sea intestines I ate the night before last at Lu Xiang Yuan. It's a great pleasure each time a new ingredient is added to New York's collective larder, and one of the most recent to appear is sea intestines.