One of the best things about living in New York City is the food- the access to authentic Chinese food. Moving to the suburbs does not mean you have to give that up. The good news is you don’t have to drive all the way back to NYC for your Chinese food fix, here are the four most authentic Chinese Restaurants in Westchester and Fairfield County.
3 Barker Avenue, White Plains, NY
Aberdeen is a popular Chinese restaurant serving traditional Cantonese cuisine. They have dimsum everyday (closed on Tuesdays). Their dimsum rivals the big dimsum houses in Flushing and Chinatown. They serve their dimsum from a push-cart. Their Har-Gaw (shrimp dumplings), sesame balls and soup dumplings are excellent. Although be prepared to wait in line to get a table for Sunday dimsum. Other dishes to try are the Pan Fried Noodle, Pork Chop Peking Style, Peking Duck and Fokkien Fried Rice.
285 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY
Central Seafood is a popular Chinese restaurant in Westchester. They have dimsum everyday. Like Aberdeen, they also serve their dimsum from a push-cart. They do get busy on the weekends so be prepared to wait in line. The stuffed eggplant with shrimp from the dimsum menu is delicious. They also have an extensive menu with lots of casserole and seafood choices. Dishes to try are Pan Fried Noodle and Salt Fish and Chicken Fried Rice (think anchovies).
361 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY
O Mandarin is a fairly new restaurant conveniently located in the same shopping plaza as H Mart, a popular Asian Supermarket. O Mandarin is the only restaurant on this list that delivers in ambiance. It is beautifully decorated with Chinese antiques, painted scrolls, lanterns and Chinese furniture. So if you need to impress anyone, this is the place to take them. They also win in food presentation. Try the Scallion Bubble Pancake, you will be wowed with the presentation plus it’s delicious. They do serve dimsum but the menu is limited. Their soup dumplings are delicious. Dishes to try are Shredded Pork with Bamboo, General Tso’s Chicken (not necessarily authentic but really good), Vegetable and Tofu Claypot and their Peking Duck.
Stamford Town Center, 230 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT
Peter Chang is a new restaurant in Stamford Town Center Mall’s restaurant row. Opened by Chef Peter Chang, a James Beard Award finalist. This is Peter Chang’s first Connecticut outpost with most of his restaurants in Virginia and Maryland. The restaurant serves authentic Szechuan cuisine. They do serve dimsum but the menu is limited. Dishes to try are the Peking Duck, Dragon Eggplant with Spicy Garlic Sauce, Sweet and Sour Chicken (really) and Crispy Shredded Sesame Beef.
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