Henanese Dinner at Uncle Zhou

  • October 3, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Let’s have the first Real Global Dining Meetup at a REAL destination restaurant in Elmhurst, Queens. Uncle Zhou specializes in the cuisine of Henan, the third most populous province of China. You may have read the New York Times review, Edible Queens feature or Chowhound forum, so join us to taste what all the fuss is about.

The proposed menu:

A variety of cold appetizers, a specialty of Henanese cuisine

Big Tray of Chicken: Bone-in dark meat chicken and potatoes in chili oil with wide hand drawn noodles

Baked Noodle and Fish in Sweet & Sour Sauce: Fish and vermicelli in real Chinese sweet & sour sauce

Spicy Crispy Shrimp: Jumbo fried shrimp

Triple Delight Dumplings: Delight x 3

Dial Oil Knife Shaved Noodle: Garlic, green onions, ground chili peppers and vinegar, but no “dial oil”

The final bill for the meal, including tax and tip, will be divided equally among the diners. The estimated cost per diner is $15-20.  You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks that you order.  Cash only. Please bring small bills.

Seating is limited to one table. Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.

Public Transportation:

-R or M to Elmhurst Avenue

(exit near the front of the train, walk 2 blocks down Broadway)

-E or F to Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Avenue or 7 to 74th Street and Broadway then one stop on the R or M to Elmhurst Avenue


Distance between New York and Henan Province, China:

7,200 miles

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  • Sally

    A good meal is like sex; a transient private pleasure. Thus, I have no food porn for you to masticate to. But, what a gastronomic orgy we had at Uncle Zhou! Henan Province is landlocked, but the seafood dishes were excellent and a little surprising. The tilapia, scored for ease of frying and sharing, was served, without a hint of hipster fusion cuisine irony, in a pool of sweet and sour sauce and covered in a shroud of baked vermicelli. The head-on jumbo crispy shrimp came showered with peppercorns.

    Uncle Zhou’s dial oil knife shaved noodles may have been the star of the dinner. Known as splash oil noodles – “dial” may be a Google translation error - these toothsome planks of boiled dough were topped with at least two tablespoons of crushed fresh garlic. Do not order this on a first date unless both of you share this dish. We left Uncle Zhou with our bellies full and our breaths foul. Thanks for supporting this new Meetup group – you were super.

    October 4, 2012

  • Yen Y. L.

    Excellent dinner for 14 dollars.I still can't believe it. WOW

    October 4, 2012

  • Judith E.

    Very enjoyable

    October 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like Uncle Zhou much better than Uncle Sam. Uncle Zhou gave me good food (and very good price) while Uncle Sam only gave me tax bills... Thanks Sally for the meetup. I enjoyed the company and the food...

    October 4, 2012

  • Thomas N.


    October 3, 2012

  • deborah

    Excellent meetup - great food and a nice group of people.

    October 3, 2012

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