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May 28, 2008 05:38 PM

Chinatown Crawl

If you were in Chinatown and you wanted to do a little foodie crawl, which four or five places would you hit and what single dish would you order at each spot?

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  1. I'd probably start at Peach Farm for giant oysters in black bean sauce and salt/pepper fried soft shell crabs..I know that's 2 dishes but the crabs are in season.

    Taiwan Cafe for beef/poblano peppers.

    Wings ..soup dumplings and braised pork shank..again 2

    Hong Kong Eatery for some dumpling soup/pork

    King Fung Garden for Peking duck.

    Montien..spicy pork with basil /peppercorns

    Penang..roti canai and beef rendang

    eta..all of these are part of my regular routine diet..but not in a single day..:)

    1. Mee Siam or Prawn Mee at Penang
      Lobster with ginger scallion at Peach Farm
      Hainanese Chicken at Pearl Villa
      Braised eggplant with basil at Taiwan Cafe
      and finally back to Penang for some Roti Canai and ABC!

      1. Kung Fung Garden: scallion pie and Shanghai noodles
        New Shanghai: XLB
        New Jumbo: salt and pepper squid
        Peach Farm: something that had been alive until quite recently, in black bean sauce
        Um...that little bakery at the corner of Harrison Ave and Beach St, with the blue awning that says "Coffee House": coconut custard tarts

        1. roti canai at penang
          roasted quail at xinh xinh
          any lunch special or rice plate at taiwan cafe
          soup dumplings at wing's kitchen and gourmet dumpling house
          pearl meatballs at new shanghai
          soy braised duck at best little restaurant
          hainanese chicken rice at pearl villa
          first course of peking duck at king fung garden

          1. Peach Farm: soft shell crabs
            Taiwan Cafe: either beef with poblanos or eggplant with basil
            Hong Kong Eatery: either a 1/2 a roast duck or roast pork
            Best Little Restaurant: Eggplant with garlic or soy braised duck
            King Fung Garden: scallion pancakes
            New Shanghai: steamed juicy pork buns (xlb)
            Wings: something with rice cakes
            Ho Yuen Bakery: coconut rolls
            Hing Shing Pastry: egg custards
            Mei Sum: bahn mi
            Penang: roti canai
            Xihn Xihn: avocado shake

            2 Replies
            1. re: gini

              Darn you listed two of mine:

              Ho Yuen Bakery: coconut rolls
              Mei Sum: bahn mi

              I would add the Squab at BLR and maybe the pork stringbean wrapped in lettuce.

              I would add steamed pork buns from Mei Sum or their thick rice noodles.

              1. re: StriperGuy

                Damn, those pork & bean lettuce wraps are killer too.