There are copious amounts of Asian food options in Queens. Every resident knows that a quick walk to any major thoroughfare can yield dozens of options from across the entire spectrum of Asian cuisine – however, not all of these eateries boast high end quality.
Once in a while though a restaurant pops up and provides an absolutely singular dining experience. Jia Fu Lou in Flushing is one such restaurant. The newly opened Chinese food restaurant offers classic cuisine for dine in, take out or delivery. While that sounds run-of-the-mill, there is something so original about each individual dish. Customers can have their sesame chicken or sweet and sour pork here, but those and other dishes are prepared with such flare that it is some of the best available.
Jia Fu Lou starts with fresh ingredients harvested daily throughout the markets of Queens. Meat, poultry, fish and produce – the owners are out there among the people looking for the same top quality selections.
From those selections, they offer a number of great appetizer options. Among the starters, the mini-cheese rolls are perhaps the most surprising. With a crunchy, spring roll-like exterior and a smooth and creamy interior, these little creations are light, tasty and quite addicting.
Entrees at Jia Fu Lou are where the talented chefs really show their worth. The shrimp with walnuts is a classic dish elevated to new heights – served in the chef’s special mayo sauce; it possesses a unique flavor enhanced with crisp shrimp. This shrimp dish highlights the owners’ dedication to fresh food, as any unpleasant fishiness is undetectable.
But the most exciting dish – the one that had this eater nearly jumping out of his seat – was the crispy salt and pepper pork chops. Boasting aromatic flavors, a pleasing crunch and succulent pork, anyone who takes a bite will fantasize about it voraciously until the next savory encounter.
Jia Fu Lou also offers an array of bubble teas, of which taro is the most popular. These cooling concoctions with bits of tapioca match wonderfully with the bold flavors Asian cuisine.
To eat at Jia Fu Lou is to experience the fruits of a hardworking, tight-knit family trying to make it in the restaurant business. They have a love for food and are attentive and courteous – qualities you will realize once you sit down, call up or get a delivery.
Jia Fu Lou
25-25 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354
Hours: Seven days a week
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Free Parking in Private Lot
Accepts Visa and MasterCard