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What's the Best Hot and Sour Soup in NYC?

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Joe D. Apr 15, 2006 12:06 AM

I know some good choices in Queens for such soup (Empire Garden on Springfield Blvd, Evergreen in Whitestone) but I'm always looking for better.

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    biltong RE: Joe D. Apr 15, 2006 10:13 AM

    Tangra Masala in Elmhurst Queens.

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      Drew E RE: biltong Apr 22, 2006 09:44 PM

      Hot and Sour w/ Cellophane Noodles at Mee Noodle Shop, 9th Ave and 53rd St. Small order is $1.65 and can serve as a meal. Best I've had. Make sure you get #73 on the menu. There is also a more pedestrian 'regular' hot and sour.

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      james RE: Joe D. Apr 16, 2006 01:18 PM

      wo hop 17 mott

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        stan RE: james Apr 29, 2006 01:13 PM

        i vote for the unlikely ''desi chinese king'' out in jackson heights, where the hot and sour soup is halal and does not contain pork, but does have fresh, crispy veggies and a consistency that is less velvety (i.e. no added cornstarch or arrowroot) than the pure chinese variety. it's hot, fresh, and uncomplicated by crappy additives.

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        supergirl78 RE: Joe D. Jun 14, 2007 08:22 PM

        There are two places that I really like in Chinatown NYC --- Fuleen Fish Market has THE BEST! It's on Division Street. And just a few doors down at Sunrise 27 -- their hot & sour is pretty "hot" but not as tangy and savory as Fuleen.

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          DartParker RE: Joe D. Jan 3, 2013 12:38 PM

          In the city try Inexpensive Delicacies, 99 Allen Street, Broome/ Delancey - two kinds of mushrooms, cloud-ear fungus, lily shoots and other lily parts, and fronds of egg drop. Perfectly vinegary and spicy!

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            unger.alex RE: Joe D. Jul 19, 2013 06:18 AM

            I have somewhat of a more specific request falling under the Hot and Sour Soup category. I have been searching for Hot and Sour Soup with Dumplings and Noodles. Not the small appetizer size, but a full on hearty meal. Any suggestions? Preferably in Manhattan.

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              plf515 RE: Joe D. Jul 19, 2013 11:34 AM

              Szechuan Gourmet on West 56th has very good hot and sour soup.

              1. Ziggy41 RE: Joe D. Jul 19, 2013 09:08 PM

                Szechuan Gourmet 56 +1

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