These Chinese dishes are worth seeking out:
Fried chicken with roasted garlic and shrimp with walnuts in mayonnaise sauce at The Orient, 623 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage; 516-822-1010 or 516-822-5610.
Baked roast pork buns and steamed pork-and-shrimp dumplings at Fortune Wheel, 3601 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown; 516-579-4700.
Shanghai-style pork soup dumplings and black bass with black bean sauce and garlic sauce at Philippe, 399 Jericho Tpke., Jericho; 516-605-2555.
Steamed whole fish with scallions and ginger, and crisp orange-flavored beef at Pearl East, 1191 Northern Blvd., Manhasset; 516-365-9898, pearleastny.com.
Lobster with black bean sauce and chicken Soong lettuce wraps at Hunan Taste, 3 Northern Blvd., Greenvale; 516-621-6616, hunantasterestaurant.com.
Cold noodles with sesame sauce and diced chicken with hot pepper and peanuts at Lotus East, 416 Rte. 25A, St.James; 631-862-6030.
Sliced lamb Hunan-style and eggplant with garlic sauce and minced pork at Uncle Dai's, 26 School St., Glen Cove; 516-671-1144, uncledais.com.