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where was I? all night asian snacks and drinks

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oystersallday Apr 7, 2007 04:29 PM

After a rather incredible evening of drinking I ended up a bar in the east village/abc city that served a variety of rather tasty asian small plates. I had a shrimp tempura appetizer, shark fin dumplings, pork dumplings, and a lychee martini. I can't get in touch with my friend, who would recall the name of this place, and was wondering if anyone knew what I was talking about. I am also wondering if this place was really good as I remember or if we just fell in love with it because it served us at 2:30 in the morning after a rather involved spree.

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    Popsicle81 RE: oystersallday Apr 7, 2007 04:31 PM

    Verlaine?

    1. Bugsey34 RE: oystersallday Apr 8, 2007 12:46 PM

      The lychee martini and everything else also makes me think Verlaine on Rivington, but shark fin dumplings I don't know, that seems a little exotic for their menu, I don't remember seeing those.

      1. ndl RE: oystersallday Apr 9, 2007 09:32 AM

        typoon lounge? decibel? village yokocho? i can only think of japanese places in that area that are open late...

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          carrottop RE: oystersallday Apr 9, 2007 10:04 AM

          could have been Forbidden City on Avenue A btwn 13 & 14

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            Crepe Suzette RE: carrottop Apr 9, 2007 11:22 AM

            Aha! I immediately thought of Forbidden City as well, and, checking their menu, they have shark fin dumplings!!

            http://www.forbiddennyc.com/food.html

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            Odelay101 RE: oystersallday Apr 9, 2007 10:28 AM

            One of the crazy Izakaya places on or around St. Mark's?

            Did it have cotton candy and a giant creepy racoon statue? That's Kenka...

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              cal RE: oystersallday Apr 9, 2007 10:44 AM

              I'll guess China 1 at 50 ave. b and 4th st...

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                oystersallday RE: cal Apr 9, 2007 12:44 PM

                Yes. Forbidden City!!! This was it! And thank you to everyone who helped. I am anxious to try these other places in another intoxicated evening.

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                Simon RE: oystersallday Apr 9, 2007 05:29 PM

                glad you figured it out...

                this kind of a hard-drinking freewheeling wee-hours-carousing post renews my faith in NYC!

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