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Taiwanese Specialties

Map & Directions 84-02 Broadway
New York, NY 11373
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718-429-4818
  • Taiwanese
  • Daily 10am-2am
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  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
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Taiwanese is certainly one of the world’s most playful cuisines. How about a dish rather grotesquely called “fly heads”? It turns out to be a heap of the stem-only hollow vegetable sometimes known as Chinese watercress interspersed with ground pork–with the meat resembling insect parts. Ha ha! Other things are not quite what they seem, either. Tempura is fingers of fish paste, rather than the battered and fried shrimp one finds in Japan, and many dishes are rife with basil, an herb you’ve probably never seen in Chinese food before. It makes a spectacular appearance in a sweet soy-sauce gravy in the Taiwanese standard “three-cup chicken,” not listed on the menu, but always available.

 
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  • Village Voice on 11/14/11

    Winner of Best Taiwanese in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Get the pork roll - actually more of a Taiwanese meatball!

  • Village Voice on 03/01/13

    One dish worth getting here, the unfortunately named “Fly Heads” is really a delicious heap of Chinese watercress and ground pork…our guess is the dish’s crunch inspired the name…enjoy!

  • Anna Z. on 05/29/13

    Had beef w scallion over rice. So good. There's a lot of sodium but so good

  • Puiz S. on 05/20/12

    Must try, : crispy intestine : pork with basil : mapo tofu : fried chicken : chinese chive with ground pork : hot pot :

  • Samantha Z. on 07/09/11

    Must order: Tomato & beef over rice and oyster pancake :)

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