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alexia Jan 16, 2007 12:00 AM

my husband and i are going to the troc tomorrow to check out a movie - and want to catch a bite somewhere afterwards. we've been to vietnam thousands of times and i'd really like to check out somewhere new.

how's the thai scene nearby? any fantastic standouts for chinese?

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    Hungryin theBurbs Jan 16, 2007 02:00 PM

    I just thought of another good option--Banana Leaf at 10th and Arch. It is Malaysian, run by people who used to work at Penang. I like the atmosphere and food better than Penang. It is also open late and has an interesting and varied menu.

    1. Tonyjlive Jan 16, 2007 12:29 PM

      Lakeside is not open on Thursdays, but the rest of the week they are only open until 8pm.

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        Main Line Tracey Jan 16, 2007 12:02 PM

        If you are into good food at good prices but casual, Sang Kee is great. Wonderful duck and stuffed eggplant.

        I love Lakeside Deli for totally no frills good food at awesome prices, but I don't think that they are open on Tuesdays. Anyone know for sure? I was just there this weekend and we spent $16 and had a wonderful lunch, and leftovers for dinner. They have a dim sum to order & regular menu.

        I also sometimes go to Wong Wong and have always been happy. Their duck is great. (Plus it's just so fun to say!)

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          Hungryin theBurbs Jan 16, 2007 03:22 AM

          Check out Shiao Lan Kung. I think it's just about the best in Chinatown for traditional Cantonese, and it is open late.

          1. rabidog Jan 16, 2007 02:25 AM

            siam cuisine is hit or miss, but i have to say... i looooove their pad thai... and i don't even like pad thai, normally. they also make an excellent lemongrass soup.

            the pho/thai place doesn't really have much in the way of thai on the menu. i wish there were more thai in chinatown.

            chinese: i didn't like HK golden phoenix or whatever it's called... but i did like vegetarian places singapore chinese kitchen and new harmony cafe.

            if you are in the mood for something different, cash-only penang had some yummy choices on the menu, and the best decor you'll find at any restaurant in chinatown.

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