Dim Sum + Szechuan Cuisine @ Flaming Kitchen (Chinatown)

Last week, I  made my way over to Chinatown to explore some Chinese cuisine. This go around, I visited Flaming Kitchen, which is conveniently located on Bowery Street by the B/D Grand Avenue subway station. Flaming Kitchen is distinguishable from the other Chinese restaurants in the area because it specializes in traditional Szechuan Cuisine and it also offers other a delicious selection of Dim Sum.

I’m warning you, the traditional Szechuan Cuisine served at Flaming Kitchen can be very spicy. However, the chef will always accommodate your individual tolerance for spicy food, which is a good thing, especially if you have people in your party that just “can’t take the heat”.

The overall ambiance of the restaurant is modern and welcoming. The space itself is rather large, with a cozy upstairs space, perfect for larger group gatherings

My dining partner and I, both spicy food lovers, were excited to see what Flaming Kitchen had to offer.

Here is what we had during our visit:

Fried Rice (No Eggs)
House Special Fried Rice (No Eggs)

 

Shrimp Dumplings
Shrimp Dumplings

 

Shrimp Dumplings
Shrimp Dumplings

 

Braised Whole Fish with Szechuan Chili Miso Sauce
Braised Whole Fish with Szechuan Chili Miso Sauce

 

Braised Whole Fish with Szechuan Chili Miso Sauce
Braised Whole Fish with Szechuan Chili Miso Sauce

 

Crispy Smoked Duck
Crispy Smoked Duck

 

Sautéed Sliced Lamb
Sautéed Sliced Lamb

 

Sautéed Sliced Lamb
Sautéed Sliced Lamb

 

Scallion pancakes, with Steak and peppers
Scallion Pancakes, with Steak and Peppers

 

Sliced Pork with Spicy Garlic Sauce
Sliced Pork with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Our meal highlights included the Scallion Pancakes, which were fresh, flaky and well-seasoned. The tender pieces of steak were enjoyable and tender. The sautéed Sliced Lamb was also very delicious. The Lamb was well-seasoned in a thick, hot and spicy gravy. The pieces of lamb were very tender and had an almost undetectable “gamey” flavor.  The Braised Whole Fish was also delicious. The fish was smothered in this very flavorful spicy Szechuan Chili Miso Sauce and the portion was large, perfect for sharing.

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Flaming Kitchen. My dining partner even took a menu with him and circled some of the items that we ordered to ensure that he would know what to order on his next visit.

Based on my recent experience, the next time you’re in Chinatown, I’d suggest you give Flaming Kitchen a try.

Flaming Kitchen (Chinatown)

Where: 97 Bowery Street, New York, NY 10002

Cuisine: Chinese, Szechuan

Cost: Average < $25 Per Person

Website here

**Please note that my meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed are 100% my own

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Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is a practicing real estate attorney & broker in NYC. Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurant, fashion and social scene. When Ash is not practicing law or writing on her blog, she can be found immersed in a good book.

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