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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2014, 10:17:40 AM »
My comment re freshening does not mean that there are no restaurants in the neighborhood that aren't very good, with very good menus. Just means I think SOME restaurants could try more.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 05:26:05 PM »
Dying to try this place out, love reading about everyones orders!

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2014, 01:07:19 AM »
We tried 3 meals, Orange chicken, Malasyan Curry chicken and Mango chicken. Mango is my favorite by far.
Fried veggie dumplings, yummieee, can't wait to get more. Spring rolls also great. My recommendations!

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2014, 08:49:05 AM »
Nobody except me cares, but I went in there and asked them what they could make gluten-free. After consulting with three different ladies of different ages (one about 11, one about 21, and one in her mid-30s) they concluded that the Malaysian curry chicken and the flavorless steamed "diet" dishes were the only things on their entire menu that could be gluten-free. Le sigh.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2014, 11:36:58 AM »
bummer.
is corn starch the problem? or wheat in the soy based sauces?

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2014, 12:56:05 PM »
there is wheat in most soy sauces.

If you dropped it off when ordering, you could bring in a bottle of gluten free soy sauce and ask them to use it instead of their own for your meal.  This is only if you are not a celiac sufferer in which case you could not tolerate cross contamination. Some people do all right if they take "gluten ease" type digestive enzymes, to mitigate any hidden gluten.  I'm gluten intolerant but I just knocked back a few gluten digestive enzymes capsules and I was fine.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2014, 01:46:01 AM »
Finally made it here!  Hooray!  What a wonderful addition to the neighborhood - the food is vastly superior to the usual takeout - very fresh, not greasey.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2014, 05:20:01 AM »
Want to share my enthusiasm for Saw Shack. My wife and I went there for lunch this weekend. I ordered general tso's chicken and fried pork dumplings. The general tso's chicken was nice and crispy with a great flavor. Not too greasy or over breaded either! The pork dumplings looked home made and had nice light wrappers and were pan fried. Much better than the normal dumplings that come pre-made and have too much dough. I can honestly say that this is now my go to Chinese take-out in Jackson Heights.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2014, 10:34:13 AM »
Nobody except me cares, but I went in there and asked them what they could make gluten-free. After consulting with three different ladies of different ages (one about 11, one about 21, and one in her mid-30s) they concluded that the Malaysian curry chicken and the flavorless steamed "diet" dishes were the only things on their entire menu that could be gluten-free. Le sigh.

I've ordered from there and I'm gluten-free. I've gotten the diet chicken w/broccoli. It's made plain and steamed with sauce on the side. I didn't use the sauce. I keep Tamari at home to use.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2014, 08:05:20 PM »
 This was our night to try Saw Shack and it did not disappoint. Vegetarian and meat dishes were both spiced really well
and there was a surprising freshness to it all that made me wonder what else is in the other Chinese restaurant's food
that we've been eating? Something gummy I fear.
 Anyhow, Saw Shack is our new choice for healthy, tasty Chinese takeout.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2014, 08:21:53 PM »
I tried it for the first time tonight. I ordered through Eat24. The food came quickly. Everything was very good & fresh. Here's the weird thing: I am so used to the heavy-handed salt and/or MSG that comes with most Chinese food around here that everything tasted a bit bland. This makes me realize I can really cut down on how much sodium I'm sure I'm eating. It's kind of strange to eat Chinese without my fingers swelling.
I will definitely order from them again.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2014, 09:40:51 AM »
we tried it for the first time last week, and the experience was a lot like what Superclam described. very high quality ingredients (the shrimp in the spicy shrimp dish were large and lightly fried in an eggy batter) and n aone of the pooled oil one usually finds at the bottom of a delivery container. the dumplings were just as good, and clearly house made, with thin, yielding wrappers. the spicing could have been a bit more aggressive - 'spicy' wasn't really anything near that - but it's definitely a cut above the standard delivery option.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2014, 11:07:59 AM »
Yes, I ordered my Garlic Chicken "medium." I don't really like to be in pain when I eat, but I will bump it up to spicy next time.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2014, 07:43:38 PM »
I really enjoyed this place and felt everything was pretty  fresh. I did, however think that the menu was somewhat basic and would like to see some adventurous specials.... Overall it will be a good option for take out. I also like Ri Yu for take out.

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Re: Saw Shack
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2015, 11:49:43 AM »

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Re: Saw Shack
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