Address: 3916 Prince St G03, Flushing, NY 11354 | 23 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00am – 12:00am
Telephone Number: (718) 888-7893
Official Website: www.szechuanmountainhouse.com
Facebook: Szechuan Mountain House
Szechuan Mountain House 川菜: Authentic Szechuan Cuisine in Flushings, Queens
There are a few places that I highly recommend on my blog, simply because you can’t even trust the reviews to give you great cuisine. My friend, who is a local from Nimbo, China, tells me that I have to eat at this restaurant in Flushings, Queens, because of its authenticity. Save for its tiring trip to ride the F to 42nd, changing to 7 to reach the end of the line for Main Street in Queens, I was extremely curious about Szechuan Mountain House, a pilgrimage to the gods of Szechuan.
Szechuan Mountain House has come a long way since then, opening its not so good second location at St Marks in East Village. They still maintain a 4/5 rating on Yelp. Like I said, only eat in places with a 4 out of 5 star rating on Yelp.
I would still recommend you to go to Szechuan Mountain House in Flushings, the original one, because then you can discover the foodie destination in Flushings that all tourists in NYC still don’t know.
The best way to eat here for large groups >6 people is to grab a reservation. Otherwise, come early. Come too late around 7:00pm for dinner and you’ll have to wait more than 40 minutes.
When you do get a seat, order these dishes:
Salted Egg Corn Kernels
If you’ve eaten salted egg fried chicken, wait till you have eaten salted egg corn kernel. It’s so addicting to eat, especially if you put it on top of hot piping steamed white rice. Yum.
Beef Slices with Enoki Mushroom in Sour Soup
Heaven. And I mean it. The hot sour soup is so good for your stomach but be careful as this is extremely spicy. Well, I did say Szechuan right?
And they got this Konjac that is so good. It’s just delicious and neatly tied too, I must say.
Frog in Chili Oil
I like eating frog because it’s such an exotic food. (Oh yes, I eat everything.) And this one is just swimming with chili peppers. I would say, this restaurant is not for the fainthearted.
Roast Duck Head
My favorite part of a roast duck and this restaurant serves 6 pieces. Each bite is so crispy and feels like ants are walking on your tongue. Yes, it is that spicy and I am not kidding.
Put this restaurant on your list of places to eat when in NYC.