This tiny, impeccably clean dining room is drawing diners left and right to Elmhurst these days. But wait, you argue—isn’t this just another Chinese joint along a stretch of Broadway? Not quite. In fact, Sweet Yummy House is a diamond in the rough for those hunting down authentic spice levels, as well as Taiwanese specialties they’ve never heard of. A meal here might kick off with a duo of sautéed cabbages, one cooked in a delicate Taiwanese style, the other in the Shanghai tradition, sporting fiery oil. You could also order by temperature from this menu, starting with cold chicken dunked in a red-hot chili sauce, before moving on to sweet, sour, and bitter jelly noodles. Finally, tuck in to lamb home style for a spicy Sichuan take on pomodoro sauce.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors