photo credit: Kate Previte
Liu’s is a small spot in Bath Beach that’s in a quieter, more residential area than many of the restaurants on this guide. There’s one big round table in the back corner if you’re here for a big family dinner, a longer table in the front that can seat a group of six, and a handful of smaller tables. You’re here for the scallop xiao long bao and the deep-fried wontons, which come smothered in a mind-boggling mixture of crushed peanuts, sugar, black vinegar, chili oil, and maybe a few other things. It’s like a pork dessert, and it’s delicious. Liu’s also makes excellent mock duck.