[Closed] Chao Zhou Restaurant, New York, United States (Rating: 3/5)

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I had a strong craving for chow fun (炒粉) after my Thursday class. When I arrived at Flushing Queens, I was desperately looking for a Chinese Restaurant that might still be opened at this time of the night. Without much difficulty, I found Chao Zhou Restaurant that not only serves Chow Fun but also opens till 2am in the morning. I could not wait and ordered my beef chow fun immediately. Beef Chow Fun is usually fried with bean sprout, spring onions, beef of course, and light soy sauce.

Store layout: Located directly opposite of the Flushing Main Library, the restaurant is very popular food joint. It is always crowded during the weekends. A simple arrangement of furniture makes the restaurant neat and pleasant. You will be greeted by a Terracotta soldier at the entrance.


"The lean pig trotters not only looks good but also tastes yummy good!!"

Beef Chow Fun


Overall rating: 4/5
Price: Value for money. Priced at $9, you can share with your partner while ordering other side dishes.
Quality: The flat rice noodles were beautiful and glossy. Each strip of noodle has a slight soy sauce taste. The beef was tender and easy to chew. The vegetables were cooked just right. All I can say is that it is delicious!!! おいいし! 好吃! Sedap! Must try!!

"the 'oomph' feeling I had even while looking at this picture. Savoring"


Sizzling Black Pepper Beef in Hot Plate

Overall rating: 1.5/5

I always go gaga over dishes with black pepper. This time, without fail, I went berserk when I saw the key word ‘black pepper’ in the menu. We decided to give it a try and see how it differs from home.

Price: Not your money's worth. It is priced more than $10. With that quality, I rather buy something else.

Quality: The beef was sliced at an angle that it was difficult to chew or cut the beef into smaller proportions. I had difficulty in swallowing the sliced beef. The sauce was below average. It did not give that ‘oomph’ feeling. I suggest you give this dish a miss.
 

"The sizzling hot black pepper looks good only."


Pork Trotters

Overall rating: 3/5

Pig trotters dishes are popular among the Chinese. In Southeast Asia, black vinegar pig trotters are perceived to be one of the staple foods for post-natal mothers during their confinement period. It was believed to make post-natal mothers to lactate. This time, we are not having black vinegar pig trotter but braised pig trotters.

Price: Affordable. A plate of pig trotters costs around $6. It can be shared with at least two persons.

Quality: Apparently, the restaurant used a leaner pig trotter. It is suitable for the health-conscious customers. The meat was soft and the sauce was fragrant. It makes you want to eat more. Do give it a try.

Bubble Tea

Overall rating: 3.5/5
Price: Fairly affordable. It is priced around $3.50 for a regular-sized green tea with tapioca balls.
Quality: Chao Zhou Restaurant gave a generous portion of medium-sized tapioca balls. The tapioca balls were chewy and moderately sweet. The green tea was moderately sweet. The drink quenched your thirst under the hot sun while you chew on the tapioca balls.

"The crowded restaurant... you need to wait a little."


"Regular-sized Bubble Tea with Tapioca Balls."


Address: 40-52 Main Street, Queens, NY 11354, USA
Tel: 718-353-7683
Price: USD$
Website: NA
Overall rating: 3/5

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