Executive chef Mr. Ge in the kitchen at Ten89 Noodle...

Executive chef Mr. Ge in the kitchen at Ten89 Noodle House in Stony Brook. (May 1, 2012) Credit: Doug Young

Joan Reminick visits Ten89 Noodle House in Stony Brook, a modest eatery serving the kind of hearty, authentic Chinese noodle dishes and stir-frys that are maddeningly hard to find on Long Island. Reminick laments the flimsy plastic spoons and Styrofoam containers, but “reward takes the form of noodle soups, each a virtual meal in a bowl. One spoonful of the roast pork version — loaded with meat and al dente noodles — explains the popularity of this genre.”

Peter Gianotti is underwhelmed by Seasons 52 at Roosevelt Field mall, where no dish contains more than 475 calories. The restaurant, he writes, “describes itself as a ‘forward-thinking restaurant concept.’ Translation: Don’t wait for the breadbasket.”

Executive chef Mr. Ge in the kitchen at Ten89 Noodle House in Stony Brook