No.1 East Restaurant, New York, United States

Sunday, July 13, 2008



While we were trying to find the famous lamb stew in Flushing, we ended up at No.1 East Restaurant instead. Apparently, this is the first restaurant that offers combo meals. For us, we chose a combo meal for two that which included the Stir-fry Lobster with Garlic, three-cup chicken and Mabo Tofu.


Stir-fry Lobster with Garlic

Overall rating: 2.5/5
Price: The combo meal cost less than $40 for two. It is value for money as it even includes lobster.
Quality: The lobster was fresh and meaty. Fried with garlic, the dish was so-so.
Store layout: The restaurant was located along Main Street right after the Flushing Public Library. It is a simple restaurant with attentive staff. We had a table beside the window. We can watch people while dining.

"The lobster tasted fresh and overall taste is so-so."

Mabo Tofu

Overall rating: 4/5
Quality: This is the best Mabo Tofu I ever ate at Flushing. The tofu was very soft. The Szechuan sauce was very spicy and not salty. It was very tasty and best eaten with steamed rice.

 

Three-Cup Chicken (or 三杯鸡 or Basil Chicken)

Originated from Jiangxi province of Southern China, the three-cup chicken is a popular in Taiwan. The three-cup chicken uses three cups of different sauces to cook the chicken. There are two versions to the origins of three-cup chicken. One, a sympathetic prison warden who cooked a dish with limited resources available before the execution of a national hero from the Song dynasty, Wen Tianxiang. Second, it involves a cook due to the lack of time used three cups of sauces and simmered it for a long time.


Quality: The three-cup chicken was delicious. The chicken was fresh and the sauce tasted more fragrant with steamed rice.  
Overall rating: 2.5/5

"it's simple restaurant decor and layout makes you feel as if you were back in the 70s"



"A prominent restaurant that you should not miss it while walking along Main Street."
Store layout: The restaurant was located along Main Street right after the Flushing Public Library. It is a simple restaurant with attentive staff. We had a table beside the window. We can watch people while dining.

Address: 41-27 Main Street, Queens, NY 11355, USA
Tel: 718-460-8686
Website: NA
Overall rating: 3.5/5

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