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Sep 24, 2007 07:42 PM

tripe dishes in Chinatown other than Grand Sichan and other than tripe noodle soup?

Looking, as the heading says, for tripe dishes. Am a bit tired of the tripe noodle soups that so many places have on the menu.


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  1. Sal Anthony's in little italy has stewed tripe there on menu-why dont u go try it and let me know if i should-sounds good.

    1. That's a tough one! Walk into just about any place in Chinatown and chances are they have two or three different ways of serving pig's intestines. But tripe, fuggedaboudit! I've heard of a tripe dish called niudu, but I've never seen it. I'm pretty sure that some of the Fuijianese places like Good Good Taste have it on their menu, but the menu is written in Chinese so I can't guarantee it. (As far as I can see, Good Good Taste has 2 different preparations, I'll have to try it.)

      Spicy & Tasty in Flushing has cold beef tripe with spicy oil, and A Fan Ti in Flushing has beef tripe on the menu but the Chinese listing of the dish does not have the character 肚 for tripe, so it might not really be tripe. I bet there are places in Chinatown that have it, I just haven't noticed them. It's never been something I was looking for, I've always been satisfied with pig's intestine, but I'll keep an eye out.

      1. Most dim sum places have tripe.

        1. Other cultures use tripe in recipes: mondongo, trippa, flaki, patsa, and tripice, just to name a few. Why limit yourself to just Chinatown in NYC? Get to the outer boroughs for some Latin, Italian, Polish, Greek, and Istrian tripe delights.

          6 Replies
          1. re: Cheese Boy

            Cheese Boy,

            Any recommendations on where to get the best mondongo?

            For OP, someone posted last week that they had a wonderful tripe dish at Ouest.

            1. re: kobetobiko

              Mondongo has always been a very pedestrian experience for me. Most places skimp on one ingredient or another -- especially the tripe -- and sometimes what results is a really watered down version of some lackluster soup. None have really impressed me as of yet. My search continues.

            2. re: Cheese Boy

              If we are leaving chinatown. Babbo has the best tripe marinara in the universe and it is 11 or 12 dollars for a good sized portion.

              1. re: tpigeon

                True! And Momofuku Ssam also has the honeycomb tripe which is absolutely delicious! (served with rice too!)

                1. re: tpigeon

                  Actually, I live right near Babbo and have had their great tripe dish. I was asking about C-town since that is the one escape I can fit into my life right now.

                2. re: Cheese Boy

                  For a number of reasons (including a new baby in the household), mobility out of lower Manhattan is not possbile right now. But I do long for some of those things I've heard the outer boroughs have.

                3. They got a decent curry tripe with rice at Bagus across the street from the post office in Chinatown. This is Malaysian.