Dong Yi Feng

Restaurants, Chinese Queens
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 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
Photograph: Todd Coleman
Pan-fried leek dumplings at Dong Yi Feng
 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
Photograph: Todd Coleman
Glutinous rice balls at Dong Yi Feng
 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
Photograph: Todd Coleman
Deep-fried crullers at Dong Yi Feng
 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
Photograph: Todd Coleman

Dong Yi Feng

The name of this bi-level Flushing establishment roughly translates to “good kitchen,” and it’s fitting, given the solid, if unadventurous, choices available in its dining rooms. Filling a gap in the market for slowpoke souls who can’t handle hard-nosed steamer hustling, things move at a sedate pace, as cart pushers willingly linger tableside and offer advice to deliberating diners, many of them longtime regulars. Considered choices yield results like deep-fried crullers (zhaliang), packed with sautéed bean sprouts and carrots and wrapped in soft rice noodles, making them at once juicy, crunchy and tender. Chunks of daikon in the pan-fried leek dumplings (jiu cai bao) add an unusual crunch and radishy tang that bites through the thick golden crust. Even the simple glutinous rice balls (jian dui), usually an afterthought, have extra-generous globs of nutty lotus-paste filling.


Venue name: Dong Yi Feng
Address: 135-29 37th Ave
Cross street: between Main and Prince Sts
Opening hours: Daily 9am–11pm
Transport: Subway: 7 to Flushing–Main St
Price: Average dim sum: $3. MC, V
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Gnest M

In response to the previous reviewer (SB), I believe the extra charge is most likely for the tea fee.  I thought tea was free like a glass of water (it is a Chinese restaurant!), but nope.  I have been told this restaurant is quite popular among the Chinese community who like Cantonese dishes.  I thought both food and service were quite good.  It can get quite crowded during peak hours for dim sum and dinner.  I had dinner with friends around 5:30 pm one Saturday and it was perfect timing because within an hour it was packed and people waiting for a table.


Great tasting food but: very long wait, automatic tip added to your bill without your knowledge of you don't speak their language PRAYING ON GUESTS THAT ARE NOT ASIAN IS A BIG NO NO