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Asian-Style Ribs

nativeNYer Jul 13, 2007 10:38 AM

There have been lots of great, recent posts on BBQ ribs (especially with regard to Daisy May, Rub, Hill Country, Dinosaur and Blue Smoke). I'd now like to hear opinions on the best Asian-style ribs - best tasting, fall-off-the-bone, great quality meat type of ribs. These don't necessarily have to be bbq ribs and I'd prefer to hear about great Asian-style ribs north of downtown (preferably UWS, Midtown West or Chelsea) but, if they're great, any location in Manhattan is fine.

This can obviously include Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc. places where you've had absolutely fabulous ribs - cheap or expensive. Not sure I can provide any recommendations, thus the reason for this post. Thanks!!

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    nyebaby37 RE: nativeNYer Jul 13, 2007 11:10 AM

    i went to ruby foos (UWS) years ago, and i liked their ribs. dont know if they are still open even. mr k's has decent reviews on that item.

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      haleyjen RE: nativeNYer Jul 13, 2007 11:43 AM

      Chow Bar's plum glazed ribs are amazing. Had good Tamarind Glazed ribs at Kampuchea last night!

      1. a_and_w RE: nativeNYer Jul 13, 2007 01:52 PM

        What a great question! I have no answer, but have long been looking for places that do Kalbi (Korean-style short ribs) on the bone. That's definitely something worth trying if you can find it. Does anyone know of such places?

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          frankie216 RE: a_and_w Jul 13, 2007 02:00 PM

          Kang Suh on 32nd street just east of Broadway has short ribs on the bone. Really good.

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            DarthEater RE: a_and_w Jul 15, 2007 08:16 AM

            Dinosaurs has it too.

          2. JoanN RE: nativeNYer Jul 13, 2007 05:36 PM

            Do you know Wok City, a take out/delivery only place, on Amsterdam between 66 & 67? They're not fall-off-the bone; more chewy--but I like them that way. And I wouldn't call them "fabulous" either. But I really like their ribs. Not at all fatty. Definitely in the "cheap" category. Large order, mabe a dozen ribs?, a bit over $10.

            I, too, like the tamarind ribs at Ruby Foo's. Probably the only thing I do like there.

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              UES Mayor RE: nativeNYer Jul 14, 2007 03:04 AM

              Nancy Lee's PIG HEAVEN on the upper east side has by far the best ribs for a chines restaurants-i have had many a version of ribs, both southern and western as well as asian. They use a premium cut of ribs with lots of fat juicy meat attached to the bone and the taste-well go see for yourself! 81st/2nd ave

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                ratatosk RE: nativeNYer Jul 15, 2007 03:39 PM

                I've been longing for Hunan-style ribs. Not sweet at all, piled high with cumin seeds and peppers, meat crusty and ready to slide off the bone. Anyone know of anything like that around here?

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                  nativeNYer RE: ratatosk Jul 15, 2007 05:49 PM

                  thanks for the descriptives. same wish here. perhaps this will help generate additional responses.

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