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Wild Dinner at a "Real" Cantonese Restaurant

Well, we haven't had any real Cantonese food for a while, and NEW HONG KONG has received pretty impressive reviews for authentic preparations!

You want WILD DINING? How about Fish Maw, Pork Belly, Alligator, Abalone, Pork Stomach, Dried Scallops, Sea Cucumber, and, of course, Pan-fried Noodles, Black Beans, & XO Sauce!

I scoped it out recently and met the family operating this small - shall I say "mature" - restaurant. I had the lunch buffet (fully knowing that it was past its prime at 3:15 PM), and yet there were several really unique & tasty items.

The decor here is not North Scottsdale in any way, and we may have to have the son translate the menu, but WOW!

They were so nice, that they even offered me part of the meal that they had prepared for themselves!

It was a stir fry of pillowy homemade fishballs, sweet Chinese sausage (lap cheong), black fongus, onion, etc. If this dynamite dish was any indication of authenticity and inventiveness, then we're in for one great dining experience!

And, the really good news is that we negotiated a BYOB policy for beer & wine - NO CORKAGE FEE! You just have to drink out of the bottle, a large plastic soda glass, or a soup bowl!

Who cares? We're here for the amazing food, not classy ambience, right? 

~Ken
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  • Anne

    It was my first time with this group. The food was very good, it was fun sampling all the different dishes and I really enjoyed meeting the people.

    November 18, 2012

  • Mary M.

    I was out all day Saturday and missed this brouhaha, so I showed up and had an excellent dinner and interesting conversation. Don't know about the cat (Jan D'Atri got caught with a goat once in her restaurant) or the kitchen cleanliness, but everything I _could_ see, including the bathroom, was above-average clean for a "real" Chinese restaurant. Sorry so many of you missed a good event.

    November 18, 2012

  • Ben G.

    food was very varied and good

    November 17, 2012

  • Victoria E. K.

    After hearing what Jay had to say about the filth, I don't really want to go, though we've had it on the calendar since it was first announced. Sorry.

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just looked up the county health inspection:
    quote: "During the inspection, a live cat was observed on a shelf hiding in a box in the dry storage area, and a bowl with cat food and a bowl for water were observed on the floor in the dry storage area. "
    Maybe the cat means they have a varmint problem?

    Not sure what to make of their recent 2012 inspections.
    http://www.maricopa.gov/envsvc/envwebapp/tabs/results.aspx?navigatedFrom=businessResultsDrillDownAA&permit=FD-09232&business=New Hong Kong Restaurant&address=2328 E Indian School Rd

    November 16, 2012

  • NANCY

    THATS THE WAY I REMEMBER IT.

    November 16, 2012

    • Kenton

      Have you contacted Marilyn yet?

      November 16, 2012

  • jay

    I will not be attending. . .I tried the place two days ago for lunch and found the place to be BEYOND FILTHY and the buffet/food was DISGUSTING!!!

    November 16, 2012

  • Mary M.

    I ate here a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Six of us each ordered and paid for our own choice but shared the dishes on the table's lazy susan. We ordered off the Chinese menu and all of us liked all of the dishes. I'm really looking forward to seeing you all there!

    November 9, 2012

    • Kenton

      WHEW! Thanks. Mary! Now, I'm not so deeply skewered on the hook...

      November 9, 2012

  • NANCY

    WAY OUT OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

    November 9, 2012

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