Our 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

1. Yi Lan Halal -- This gem on Flushing's Main Street showcases the Muslim cuisine of Northern China, rich in lamb, seafood, vegetables, eggs, and wheat-based noodles, breads, and dumplings, a perfect reflection of Mandarin cuisine in general. Standout dishes include sea cucumber and eggs, beef tongue and tail in brown sauce, delicate lamb dumplings (above), shredded potatoes with green chiles, and lamb home-style (below), which comes in gravy covered with an omelet and is way delicious. 42-79A Main Street, Flushing, Queens, 718-886-3622


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What no Wo Hops? Still the best in MHO.


The Royal Seafood Restaurant are owned by On Leong Tong members. Hong Kong frontman is Ghost Shadow  gangster. Harmony Palace and Jin Fong are all On Leong Tong member owned. They laundered narcotics money into restaurants and supermarkets. All the major supermarkets in Chinatown are Chinese Organized Crime Tong Association owned. 

garsleat topcommenter

Think I want to throw in Fu Run in this list as well.


@john1977 Ate at the downstairs Wo Hop a few weeks back, for the last time! A scallop dish was unedible (regretted not sending it back and we just left most of it over) and the wonton soup was salty as hell and wontons tasteless. The spare rib dish was pretty decent, but over the last couple of times I have gone back the food has become increasingly mediocre to outright lousy.


@shrimphead That's the tip of the iceberg. Where the Tong associations make real money is in the supermarkets:

Hong Kong Market

New York Market

Deleuxe Mrket

ALL Gang and Chinese Tong associated owners which is criminal organized crime.

I don't know why IRS is not on their case for tax evasion.

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