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Renguin Feb 22, 2008 05:04 PM

does anyone know anywhere to get fresh hand pulled noodles in manhattan in Chinatown? the kind of place where they start out with a ball of dough in front of you and just pull them out for you when you order them. i know they have them in flushing but everything in chinatown seems to be just prepacked noodles - nothing fresh. I think maybe I've heard of their being place on east broadway, but i don't know of anything for sure.

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  1. Brian S Feb 22, 2008 05:12 PM

    there are a lot of places. Yes, at least one opened on E Broadway, but the main action, and as far as I know the best, is on Eldridge St, on that little block between Division and Canal in the shadow of the old synagogue. A bustling Fujianese block. My favorite is Supertaste. Although to be honest that's all I've tried, since they are so good I keep going back. Others are Sheng Wang across the street and another around the corner on Forsyth.

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    Sheng Wang
    27 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

    Super Taste
    26 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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      Chandavkl Feb 22, 2008 05:17 PM

      Eastern Noodles, 28 Forsyth.

      1. re: Chandavkl
        scoopG Feb 23, 2008 03:00 AM

        I second Mr. Gao's Eastern Noodles. Mr. Gao was the first one to open up - he actually started where Sheng Wang is now. Sheng Wang has tasty Dao Shao Mian though, the knife-cut noodles. A newer place has opened up at 2 East Broadway, almost kiddie-corner from Goodies. It's not bad, has more tables than the the other spots.

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        Food Sing 88
        2 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

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        Lau Feb 22, 2008 10:27 PM

        i like super taste the best (i eat there every thursday and they don't even ask me what we want anymore)...one of the main reasons i like super taste is that they have a spicy broth soup with noodles that none of the other places offer and that is the best dish there

        i think eastern noodle is up to par, but i like the spicy broth at super taste better (i also get fish balls and their dumplings are quite good as well)

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          olia Feb 23, 2008 01:06 AM

          Thank you for great chinatown posts (probably my fav. part of manhattan) -- have you had pork bone soups at either supertaste or shengwang? We went to SW and pretty much everyone (place was packed so around 15 people) were eating them. I was tempted to try but wasn't sure if its one of those "man" foods (next visit I saw some young women eating that too with a pile of bones in front, so I guess not).
          Are there any tips on how to attack it?

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            Brian S Feb 23, 2008 09:09 AM

            Thank YOU! I love Chinatown. Yes, I've had the pork bone at Supertaste and it's great. It's a no-holds-barred dish in terms of eating, just don't tell Emily Post. Last time they were sold out of pork bone so I had the house special soup which, at $6, is their most expensive item. It's a big metal bowl with broth, noodles, and a little bit of everything... slliced beef, cow's feet, weird pork bones, tripe, and a fried egg on top.

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              Lau Feb 23, 2008 09:30 AM

              i've had it as well, its pretty good, i think its probably the second most popular dish there (sad, but i go there so much that i know what the general population eats there), the most popular being the straight up beef noodle soup or the spicy beef noodle soup

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          Renguin Feb 23, 2008 07:29 AM

          thanks all, I guess I just had to open my eyes a bit. i'll start checking these places out. do these places specialize in different broths or extra add ins or are they all pretty similar?

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            Lau Feb 23, 2008 09:33 AM

            see my post above, the broth at the places is fairly similar except at super taste which has the spicy broth, as far as condiments go they have chili oil and pickled vegetables

            also there is another place no one is mentioning, its at 144 E Broadway, i don't know if it has an english name, but if you keep walking east past Allen its on the north side of the street (i think)...someone told me its the best in their opinion, but i've yet to try it

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              squid kun Feb 23, 2008 09:56 AM

              Here's a Digest item that leads with it ... http://www.chow.com/digest/2214

              The business card says Lan Zhou. The sign outside says Fuzhou something, but I think that's from the previous occupant.

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              Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle
              144 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

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                kobetobiko Feb 24, 2008 09:47 AM

                Hi Lau and all,

                I am sort of stealing this post, but has anyone tried a noodle place on 13 Mott St? It is supposed to be serving Cantonese style noodle (thin egg wonton-style noodle) and my friend said that it was very good. I haven't tried and want to see if any fellow CH experts have any experience.

                Thanks!

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                Noodle Village
                13 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

                1. re: kobetobiko
                  Brian S Feb 24, 2008 10:18 AM

                  I want to try it but haven't yet. When it first opened, it was so crowded there was a line out the door. Noodles in broth seems to be their specialty. They do offer lo mein that's not in soup, but I saw someone eating that and it appeared quite ordinary.

                  I miss Sing Wong, which it replaced.

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