Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Glorious Muslim Lamb Chop

I had dinner at Fu Run in Flushing with a large group last week. While I don't plan on writing about the whole meal, I want to highlight the "Muslim Lamb Chop," a cult favorite among Flushing food fans.

From what I can tell, the lamb "chop" (it's actually a whole breast of lamb) is braised, then fried and covered in heaps of cumin and black and white sesame seeds. The meat, which pulls right off the bone, still retains a bit of chew, while the familiar Northern Chinese flavors of gamey lamb funk + cumin fills your nostrils. The best bits were the chewy, crusty edges slathered in cumin. Even after being devoured, a pile of cumin remained atop the fully soaked piece of lettuce.

It's the dish so nice we ordered it twice.

Fu Run
40-09 Prince Street
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 321-1363

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  1. It was pretty awesome. So much flavor and cooked perfectly.

    Nice to meet you.

  2. Although I liked the lamb, I think I liked the taro candy more. I'm a sucker for a good food show.

    Also, nice to meet you as well.

  3. we had the lamb and the candied taro, apples, sweet potato. my best meal so far 2012. just sayin'