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NY Noodletown. Need some info.

So, now that Summer is offically over I will finally be in the city this weekend and am venturing to Chinatown to stock up on Chinese groceries at Dynasty and sidewalk vendors.

While down there we usually hit New Green Bo or Joe's for shanghai. This time I am suggesting we go to NY Noodletown. I am sorry to say I have never been and need some input on your favorite dishes. Nothing too crazy like intestines or fish heads.


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  1. Its just basic stuff, congee, roast meats, or you can go for the noodle dishes like beef chow fun with garlic and black bean. The pork chop with seet and sour sauce. Sour pickled cabbage with squid or beef. Beef with tomato on rice. I think they have soft shell crabs and they are in season.

    1. -- salt-baked squid
      -- roast pig/baby-pig
      -- soy sauce chicken
      -- steamed shrimp dumplings
      -- duck rolls

      1. Get any of the barbecued items (on rice, if you don't want quite as much meat).

        Any of the dishes with flowering chives or pea shoots (or the just plain sauteed pea shoots) are worth getting.

        Any of the salt-baked items.

        Congees and noodle soups are good.

        I also recommend the ginger-scallion lo mein.

        1. I like their chowfun as well and squid and pickled vegetable on rice is nice too. But mainly roasted meats and noodle soups, and everyone raves about the salt baked stuff, but I've never tried them. Please report back!

          1. All of the above are great choices. I also love their Singapore Mei Fun. Great curry flavor and ingredients.


            1. Roast pork wonton soup, hold the noodles, with an order of Chinese vegetables in oyster sauce. One of my favorite NYC meals... If you get takeout, you need to tell them to put the wontons separate from the broth.

                1. Their clay pot casseroles are definitely worth trying, especially if you haven't had a Chinese casserole before.

                  1. Duck with flowering chives. One of my all-time favorite dishes anywhere.

                    1. * Soy sauce noodles with marinated pork
                      * Soup with wonton (or vegetable dumplings)
                      * Sauteed pea shoots
                      * Salt baked anything
                      * Soy sauce chicken
                      * Duck

                      1. The only thing I haven't liked at NYNoodletown is the lemon chicken. Yes, endorse salt baked anything. Don't miss the sauteed baby bok choy.

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                        1. re: serious

                          Actually, have you tried the salt baked eggplant or tofu? Those two weren't super interesting in terms of flavor.

                          1. re: spchang

                            They don't sound super..it's the flavor of the fish that comes out
                            in the salt baking and eggplant and tofu don't seem like they
                            would bring that to the 'table.'

                            1. re: spchang

                              I liked the salt-baked eggplant and tofu.

                          2. salt baked shrimp
                            duck with peashoots
                            sea bass with flower chives

                            (just thinking about these is making me salivate)

                            1. Thanks to everyone for their great suggestions. I will let you know how it goes.

                              Trying to get the troops away from soup dumplings was somewhat of a task, so hopefully this place won't disappoint.

                              Thanks again.

                              1. Agree with all suggestions above, and want to add one:
                                e-fu noodles with lobster. Noodletown is terrific--enjoy.