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This week’s restaurant reviews

Deep-fried crabs in a spicy sauce at YAO'S

Deep-fried crabs in a spicy sauce at YAO'S DINER in Centereach. (Feb.16, 2012)
Photo Credit: Doug Young

In this week's Newsday, Joan Reminick takes us to Yao’s Diner, an attractive little eatery in a Centereach strip mall that may be Long Island’s most authentic Chinese restaurant. The emphasis here is on the forceful, fragrant and fiery cuisine of the Sichuan region, though the menu also includes some more familiar Cantonese classics.

Peter Gianotti reviews Ciao Bella!, the Southern-Italian charmer that decamped from Valley Stream to Hewlett.

A far cry from kung-pao shrimp: deep-fried crabs in hot spicy sauce at Yao's Diner in Centereach




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