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New York Noodletown?? what to order?

joe_restaurant Mar 13, 2007 08:00 AM

Or: Oriental Garden...what should I eat at these restaurants? thank you

  1. fsd1116 Mar 13, 2007 08:05 PM

    I'll put in another affirmation for the salt baked shrimp and roasted pig.

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      kayonyc Mar 13, 2007 06:00 PM

      I second the sea bass with flowering chives. Baby pig with the crackling skin, chinese vegetable with oyster sauce, seafood noodles - cHow mein I think. Congee is pretty good too.

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        howboy Mar 13, 2007 01:31 PM

        Sea bass on flowering chives, duck with pea shoots, salt baked shrimp.

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          tempehtempeh Mar 13, 2007 10:42 AM

          Soft-shell crab with braised pea shoots - but the crab won't be in season yet...

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            haleyjen Mar 13, 2007 09:04 AM

            I like the roast pork and roast duck noodle soups.

            1. RICKO Mar 13, 2007 08:53 AM

              At noodletown - my suggestion is ask for Jimmy when you walk in. Then ask him if the roast baby pork is good today. If he says yes, order the pork. Also ask him about other roast meats he recommends. As mentioned above, the soups and salt-baked (shrimp)dishes are great. I also think you should try a dish with flowering chives (duck). I also really like the stuffed eggplant and love the Singapore Mai Fun. In season soft-shelled crab is not to be missed.

              1. twiggles Mar 13, 2007 08:23 AM

                some of the things i like at noodletown: wonton noodle soup, vegetable dumplings in soup (the soups are a meal in themselves, especially when you add noodles), anything salt baked, roast baby pork, roast duck, sauteed pea shoots, soy sauce chicken, soy sauce noodles with marinated pork, singapore mai fun, there are other noodle dishes that are supposed to be good, but i haven't tried them yet. i need to start branching out!

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                1. re: twiggles
                  big o Mar 13, 2007 09:03 AM

                  In order to make room for those noodles, dumplings are removed from the soup bowl. The trade-off isn't even remotely worth it. To hell with the noodles.

                  1. re: big o
                    twiggles Mar 13, 2007 10:41 AM

                    so they give you less dumplings when you order the soup with noodles? well, that certainly changes things...

                    1. re: twiggles
                      big o Mar 13, 2007 11:36 AM

                      Yup. Both versions cost the same, as well.

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