Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

The so-called steam sandwich -- from the dim sum menu -- looks just like one of David Chang's ssams. Wonder if that's were he got the idea?

This week, Counter Culture bursts into Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet in the southern reaches of Flushing. Here are some of the amazing things my friends and I ate.

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

Also from the dim sum menu, the oyster pancake, covered with wonderful goo.

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

Clams with basil features licorice-y Thai basil.

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

Putz fish, surrounded by the pickled fruits (they look like olives, below the fish) of the manjack bush.

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

The exterior of Main Street Taiwanese Gourmet, with friends.

 

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

The blasé-sounding "steamed shrimp" is a pile of head-on specimens (suck the fat out of the heads!) accompanied by a killer dipping sauce.

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

Kidney with hot spicy sauce has none of the pissy taste kidneys sometimes do.

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

Ta-da! Stinky bean curd topped with a fresh kimchi-style pickle.

Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

My crew one Sunday afternoon.


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