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Quick, Cheap Chinese in East Village

cswim06 Nov 8, 2007 07:22 AM

Just moved to the neighborhood (1st and 1st area) and am on the lookout for tasty, inexpensive Chinese in the area. I'm not a stickler when it comes to Chinese as I am an unabashed fan of the Americanized product. Love dumpling, love cold sesame noodles, sesame pancakes etc.

What is the best option in the hood for tasty, filling Chinese? Doesn't even need to be sit-down, as I usually prefer my Chinese delivered. Also, LES can be thrown into the mix as we straddle that neighborhood as well.


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    kathryn RE: cswim06 Nov 8, 2007 07:25 AM

    Grand Sichuan on St Marks. Soup dumplings, tea smoked duck, gui zhou spicy chicken, scallion pancakes, wontons in hot oil, cold cucumbers in scallion sauce, double-cooked pork...

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      JungMann RE: kathryn Nov 8, 2007 08:03 AM

      Great call. It's a little more authentic than the wholly Americanized sweet-and-sour shrimp shacks, but you can still get fusion classics like General Tso's with your gui zhou.

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        scarlet starlet RE: JungMann Nov 8, 2007 09:22 AM

        Yep, I agree. But I also have a soft spot for China Town on Houston b/w A and B (closer to B) - I've gotten takeout from the place sooo many times (I used to live on 3rd and B), and I was never disappointed.

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