Lung Gong looks like any other strip-mall Chinese restaurant, but the sweeping breadth and awesome authenticity of the menu sets it apart from the masses. A yellow menu offers Cantonese standards, but the one whose pages are sky blue is a compilation of foods you won't find elsewhere. Main courses are just as intriguing, none better than tender morsels of beef flank stewed with malanga and coconut-tinted brown sauce, and "bay leaves duck," whose smoky, exotic aromatics emanated in all directions. Anyone who treasures the unique allure of authentic Chinese cooking will be absolutely agog about Lung Gong.
While it's true that Chinese food isn't as favored in this country as it was before the Asian invasion of Thai and Japanese eateries, it remains a staggeringly popular dinner choice. According to a recent article in the New York Tim...
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