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Best in Chinatown?

foody1964 Dec 27, 2007 03:32 AM

What is your favorite place in Chinatown?
Thanks for the help.

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    trueqwest RE: foody1964 Dec 30, 2007 08:08 PM

    For Brunch, I'm a big fan of Golden Unicorn.

    For dinner, I just can't get enough of Joe's Shanghai. be careful eating the buns!

    For a late night nosh, it's gotta be the dumplings at Wo Hop's. Downstairs, of course.

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      suprakent RE: trueqwest Jan 3, 2008 07:18 AM

      you should check out the board for Amazing 66.

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        howster RE: trueqwest Jan 30, 2008 10:14 AM

        Wo Hops havent been their in years. Of course u go downstairs the food much beeter down their. Are they still there I will have to go to have a blast from the past

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          thew RE: howster Jan 30, 2008 12:48 PM

          but wo hop upstairs has a hot and sour soup unlike anyone else's

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          Pan RE: trueqwest Apr 11, 2008 04:16 PM

          In my opinion, Wo Hop is one of the worst restaurants I've ever had the misfortune to walk into. Everything seemed to have a revolting brown glop on it, except for the bok choy with oyster sauce, the complimentary fried noodles, and the tea. And no, it was not my idea to go there.

          For dim sum, Dim Sum Go Go is in my experience the best in Chinatown. For Cantonese/Hong Kong style banquets, I like Congee Village on Allen St. just south of Delancey and the unrelated Congee on Bowery. For more informal Hong Kong-style, Great NY Noodletown is a standby (and open late, though not as late as the dreaded Wo Hop). I still think that New Yeah Shanghai Deluxe is the best of a not extremely impressive crop of Shanghainese restaurants in Chinatown. Bo Ky is an always reliable, quick place for Chao Zhou style noodle soups. Skyway provides reliably tasty Malaysian food (and some solid Chinese food - it's basically a Chinese-Malaysian restaurant, like almost every other Malaysian restaurant in the New York area).

        3. bigjeff RE: foody1964 Jan 14, 2008 06:22 PM

          amazing 66 for a large group, moon house for 3-4 diners, 69 for their fried chicken wings (try them, they are really good).

          1. Travels4Food RE: foody1964 Feb 3, 2008 06:55 AM

            I tried to go to Wo Hop about 6 months ago and found it closed down - anyone know anything about this? I, too, had a great dim sum brunch at Golden Unicorn, though I also like Jing Fong and have heard Ping's is also wonderful.

            Sweet and Tart Cafe on Mott had also closed down when I tried to go back - I was so disappointed! Anyone know what happened?

            If all you're looking for is some really high quality roast meat and/or a great dumpling soup, Big Wong on Mott south of Canal, and Mr. Wong (I think) north of Canal are simple, cheap, and delicious.

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              budcar RE: Travels4Food Feb 4, 2008 01:20 PM

              wo Hop , both down and upstairs were open and thriving about a month ago. We ate at the basement branch. I still can't forget the shrimps with lobster sauce. It was the real thing thing of my youth(I'm 73 now). Shrimp were plentiful, large sized, not over nor undercooked. The sauce had minced pork that, cooked into the eggs, not added as an afterthought was wonderful.. If I didn't live in Huntington, I'd be there weekly.So far as Sweet and Tart goes, my experience with the Queens branch is that is no longer worth a visit. Downhill alert. Stay away.

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                Travels4Food RE: budcar Feb 7, 2008 03:08 AM

                I realized I might have been thinking of "Hop Kee," is it, the luncheon-looking very good dim-sum place on the corner of Mosco and Mott? Or maybe they're one and the same but now open, which would be wonderful.

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              kelly84 RE: foody1964 Mar 26, 2008 02:46 PM

              Don't forget 'bout New Green Bo. Really great place on Bayard.

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                the_state RE: kelly84 Apr 8, 2008 09:09 PM

                yes yes yes! great xaio long bao (or however you spell it). i've never had a sub-par meal there and it rarely costs more than $10.

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                Eatsomemore RE: foody1964 Mar 30, 2008 12:58 PM

                Is Hunan House on Mott still open? or Joy Gardens? I used to go there as a kid 35 years ago.

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                  batterypark RE: Eatsomemore Apr 11, 2008 08:23 PM

                  Hunan House closed around a decade ago -- it was a favorite of mine from when I first started coming into Chinatown in the late 1970s and I don't know any other place for Hunan Lamb in NYC.

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                  hoychin RE: foody1964 Apr 4, 2008 09:59 AM

                  Hop Lee 16 Mott St -- "Family Dinner for Ten..$188." Great meal !! Includes: app.- beef--chicken--fish--lobster--noodles--fried rice--simple dessert! Go at 5.. the place fills up.

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                    petedinNYC RE: foody1964 Apr 7, 2008 06:40 PM

                    Dim Sum I like Dong Sing (Sunrise 27 on Division)
                    Lunch: Nam Fong (New South Wind)
                    Dinner Shanghai Cafe (I prefer the buns over Joe's any day)
                    Late Night: Wo Hop (Snails w/ chilies are awesome)

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                      traumachef RE: foody1964 Apr 12, 2008 03:52 PM

                      excellent pork chop house is great for soup and rice bowls.Hop Ching is great for dim sum at lunch time, New green bo has a great eggplant dish that is most excellent

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