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New York Noodle Town - What to order?

jmax Jun 19, 2007 04:52 AM

Two people going for the first time - what should we order?

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    food RE: jmax Jun 19, 2007 05:21 AM

    All the roast meats are very good. i like anything with flowering chives. salt shrimp. pretty much everything is good there...enjoy

    1. michele cindy RE: jmax Jun 19, 2007 05:23 AM

      Roast duck mai fun is my #1 choice there, Wonton soup, and I second the flowering chive and salt baked shrimp too.

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        clashfan RE: michele cindy Jun 19, 2007 06:42 AM

        Shrimp dumpling noodle soup.

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          jdf RE: clashfan Jun 19, 2007 07:09 AM

          Shrimp dumpling noodle soup, salt baked soft shell crab or squid, roast pork or duck, shredded duck with flowering chives are all my favorites.

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            twiggles RE: jdf Jun 19, 2007 07:16 AM

            wonton noodle soup, vegetable dumplings in soup (you can add noodles if you'd like), sauteed pea shoots, roast meats (duck being the fav), salt baked shrimp, soy sauce chicken, i also like the soy sauce noodles with marinated pork. and singapore mai fun.

          2. re: clashfan
            big o RE: clashfan Jun 19, 2007 07:41 AM

            Those noodles aren't worth losing a single dumpling over. Better to stick with the "Shrimp dumplings in soup".

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              bokkyo RE: big o Jun 19, 2007 01:08 PM

              My memory might be playing tricks but doesn't Noodletown have two kinds of shrimp dumplings? Once I had ordered the shrimp dumplings in soup and another time, shrimp dumpling noodle soup and iirc, the dumplings were different. Unfortunately, I don't remember which was better but if I had to guess it's just plain-- shrimp dumplings in soup.

              1. re: bokkyo
                Pan RE: bokkyo Jun 21, 2007 01:11 PM

                They have shrimp dumplings and shrimp wontons, and they're different from each other.

                Aside from the things that have already been recommended, I like the Ginger-Scallion Lo Mein. I think many of us have favorite soups. I prefer the Beef Muscle Shrimp Dumpling (or Wonton) noodle soup.

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          cmarta RE: jmax Jun 21, 2007 11:19 AM

          Yes, all the roast meats are great - especially the roast baby pig. It's served sliced, at room temperature with an amazingly crisp skin! How they do that, I don't know!

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          1. re: cmarta
            bokkyo RE: cmarta Jun 21, 2007 12:39 PM

            There are two other restaurants very close to Noodledown that imo does crispy pig better-- Yummy Noodles in the arcade along the Bowery and Big Wang's @ corner Elizabeth/Bayard. Also try the Cantonese Chicken at BW.

            The problem with crispy pig is if you takeout the skin won't be as good when you get home. Which begs the question-- how could one proclaim that those two nearby restaurants does a better crispy pig than Noodletown??? ;)

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