"American Chinese Restaurant Inc., typical Chinatown food our specialty, comfortably air conditioned." The legend on the business card jibed with the setting at our table: an oversupply of fried noodles (four bowls for a party of six) but no chopsticks in sight. And the check, I noted at the end of the meal, was written entirely in English, albeit in the sort of scribble used by doctors to communicate with pharmacists. This tally may have been purely for our sake — when taking our rather lengthy order, our waiter simply nodded along, eventually serving our food without misstep.
My dining buddies and I were hunting down some of the Americanized Chinese food of our youth. I'm still searching for an idyllic rendition of butterfly shrimp (and appreciate any and all recommendations), but at Silver Star I've nailed down a go-to war shu opp. For photos, see the EIT page on Facebook.
H/T Peter Cherches (via private communication)
Silver Star Restaurant
6221 18th Ave. (62nd-63rd Sts.), Bensonhurst, Brooklyn