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Crabs in Black Bean Sauce

Tucson Tessie Jul 2, 2007 02:14 PM

Coming to The Apple (probably going to be the baked apple by then) in August
and looking for the absolute BEST in Chinatown. Don't recommend the disgusting
and filthy sounding ones I've seen on the boards. I don't demand sanitary but
clean would be nice.
Jonesing for really fine Chinese food from out here in the hinterlands where they
know NOTHING about it whatsoever.

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    batterypark RE: Tucson Tessie Jul 2, 2007 08:16 PM

    Yeah Shanghai Deluxe on Bayard Street.

    1. Deenso RE: Tucson Tessie Jul 3, 2007 05:57 AM

      I haven't eaten crabs in black bean sauce anywhere except at Hop Kee (downstairs at 21 Mott). Since I haven't compared them to anyone else's, I can't say they're the best, but we rarely miss an opportunity to get them when we're in the neighborhood.

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        UES Mayor RE: Deenso Aug 7, 2007 04:47 AM

        i walked by last week and it looked like they were renovating-anyone know for sure?i love this place

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        Tucson Tessie RE: Tucson Tessie Aug 6, 2007 08:12 PM

        Thank you so much. We went to Yeah... and had a truly great meal. It's an unusual Chinatown restaurant in that most of the wait staff speak English and were extremely attentive. We wound up ordering the crabs with scallion and ginger instead of black bean sauce and it was a good choice. The ginger was very young and very finely sliced length-wise as were the scallions.
        I only wish I could go back once a week instead of every few years...

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          nyebaby37 RE: Tucson Tessie Aug 7, 2007 06:41 AM

          where is this? and im sure i dont have to ask but was it clean?

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            Tucson Tessie RE: nyebaby37 Aug 11, 2007 08:00 PM

            New Yeah Shanghai Deluxe is at 65 Bayard St. You can find the menu on line if you look for it. And, yes, it was very clean. (and you might very well ask, why not? Have you seen some of the cleanliness reviews of Chinatown restaurants on the Manhattan boards?) By the way, the Chinatown Ice Cream Parlor (I think that's the name) is right next door if you have some room and a taste for green tea ice cream (they have other unusual flavors).

        2. slc521 RE: Tucson Tessie Aug 7, 2007 07:54 AM

          Hop Lee, which is across from Hop Kee- I think it is 16 Mott - has great crabs - My family has been going there for at least the past 30 years and it's clean...

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