The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
The stretch of Merrick Road between the Wantagh and Meadowbrook parkways is home to a surprisingly large concentration of Asian eating spots. Joining that mix is Dannys Chinese Kitchen, which offers takeout, delivery and a few tables for eating in counter service only.
Owner Danny Antin, who has no Chinese ancestry, said he worked at Chinese restaurants as a teenager and fell in love with the business. In the kitchen is a chef named Lin who does have roots in China.
On the menu are such classics as sesame chicken ($10.95), roast pork chow fun ($7.95), dry sauteed string beans with minced pork ($6.95), and a combination plate featuring hot and spicy Szechuan beef ($8.25). Most interesting is a roster of Chinatown-style noodle soups, such as one with sliced roast pork and chicken dumplings ($7.75) and another with chicken, vegetables and noodles ($7.50).
Danny's Chinese Kitchen delivers to Bellmore, Merrick and Wantagh and is at 2370 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, NY, 516-783-9000, dannyschinesekitchen.com.