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Chinese restaurants: 4 new spots to try on Long Island

Smoked tofu with Chinese celery is a vibrant

Smoked tofu with Chinese celery is a vibrant appetizer at Chef Wang in New Hyde Park. Credit: Benjamin Petit

For some time, Long Island's once-thriving Chinese restaurant scene has been shrinking as more and more Chinese-owned restaurants opt for Asian fusion menus. But the tide seems to be turning. In the last year or so, a number of Chinese eateries have opened, some quite authentic, and some hewing to a more Americanized tradition. Here are a few of the best.

CHEF WANG1902 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park, 516-354-2858, chefwangny.com

The authentic fare of Sichuan is the specialty of Sichuan-born chef Ding Gen Wang. Standouts include smoked tofu with Chinese celery, spicy cumin fried lamb, and shredded pork with dry bean curd.

 

LUNA GARDEN170 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-864-2738

This simply appointed Chinese-American newcomer serves up such old-time specialties as egg foo young, barbecued spareribs and kung pao delight, made with chicken, shrimp and beef.

 

GREEN TEA RESTAURANT1015 Rte. 25A, Stony Brook, 631-689-1111, greentea-restaurant.com

Situated near Stony Brook University, this multiregional Chinese restaurant offers such authentic dishes as shrimp dumpling soup, cumin tofu and walnut shrimp with mayonnaise.

 

GOLDEN DYNASTY416 N. Country Rd., St. James, 631-250-9888

Chinese nostalgia classics, like barbecued spareribs, scallion pancakes and shrimp lo mein, are served with style at this classy Chinese newcomer whose roots in St. James go back more than two decades.

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