When is a “B” the second best score that you can get? When it comes to Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant! As in achieving the second highest rating ever accorded by The Chinese Quest that is! For the other reason that you could score a “B”, you’ll just have to check out our Twitter feed, @TheChineseQuest.
After a two month hiatus, in the winter that seemingly will never end in the New York City Metropolitan area, the Mee’s hit the road again this evening. Taking special note of Mee Tsu Yan’s delicate intestinal fortitude, or lack thereof at this time, we purposely chose a Chinese restaurant of the Cantonese variety.
Once again search of the best Chinese restaurant around we ventured forth again across the Nassau border in to Flushing, NY. At this point we must consider rating Flushing restaurants on a separate scale than Long Island restaurants as is becoming evident that Flushing restaurants are now occupying four of the top five spots on our Quest to find the best Chinese restaurant on all of, umm, Long Island.
Our destination was:
Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant
136-14 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
Our special guest this evening was the most honorable Mee Har Vee, a world renowned wine connoisseur, or sommelier, a bon vivant, and an all around nice guy. A real mensch, if ever we met one. A character. And boy do we know characters!
Darren was our host. I swear the guy could have been in vaudeville! And what better way to strike a chord with a Jew than being funny and personable. We were in for a real treat (which sure put, the “B” rating that the Board of Health slapped on the restaurant, our minds at ease).
We left ALL of the ordering to him… and we left the wine selection to Mee Har Vee… more on that later.
When Darren (we’re not really sure if that’s his real name or a stage name) brought out three appetizers that included our staple of spare ribs (so so), crispy peking duck (yum-Mee), and a crispy chicken dish, our meal got off to a great start.
It was accompanied by Mee Har Vee’s first of five wine selections, called “Seven Daughters”. Now being that we were six guys, we were a little confused. What was the extra daughter doing at our table? Then he explained the Seven daughters represented the seven different grapes that were blended in to making this most delicious white wine. There were four other wines served. Beats me what they were called. By then I was… umm, back to the review.
So, after the appetizers settled nicely in to our bellies it was time for Darren (that was his name, right?) to recommend our entrees. There were four or five spectacular choices served with some incredible sauces. Nothing spicy. But, very succulent.
My favorite was the five pound lobster in garlic and ginger sauce.
There was some steak cube (kew?)… melted in your mouth. Scallops that were like butter. Another chicken dish, and house special fried rice.
Being a true, authentic, Chinese Restaurant, there was no fortune cookies served for desert (so sorry, you’ll have to pick your lotto numbers from some other place), but the sweetest juiciest oranges I’ve had in a long long time.
There are literally hundreds of Chinese restaurants that you could go to in Flushing. This is one that you surely don’t want to miss.
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
-Lonnie Goldman aka Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)