Liang's Kitchen: A Taste of Los Angeles-Taiwanese in Flushing

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Clarissa Wei

I headed to Flushing the other day to pick up my seasonal share of mooncakes and happily noticed the logo of Liang's Kitchen. I hail from the San Gabriel Valley, a Chinese-food mecca, and I'm familiar with the Taiwanese chain. So even though the restaurant is awkwardly located smack in the middle of a Best Western Hotel, I knew Liang's Kitchen wouldn't disappoint.

Although the Shandong beef rolls have developed a sort of cult following back in L.A., the dish hasn't caught on here. The roll is much like a burrito: There's a crispy pancake wrap on the exterior and thin slices of marinated beef inside, along with sweet bean sauce, pickled vegetables, and a sprinkling of cilantro. The portions were smaller than at the West Coast Liang's Kitchens, but they tasted just as good.

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Clarissa Wei

Although it doesn't say on the menu, (at least not on the English menu) Liang's Kitchen also sells dao xiao mian, or knife-shaved noodles. The difference? They're thicker, chunkier, and just so much more "Q" (the Taiwanese term for al dente) than regular noodles. I recommend the tomato-and-minced-pork variety. Just be sure to indicate to your server that you want it with knife-shaved noodles.

Liang's Kitchen
133-51 39th Avenue, Flushing
347-506-0115

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Liang's Kitchen

133-51 39th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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