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Jun 20, 2008 12:52 PM

Best Chinatown Restaurant

What is your favorite restaurant in Chinatown? Not Dim Sum or noodles. What's your favorite dish there?

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  1. It used to be Cantoon Garden but I think it's now Yogee on Chrystie. The tofu seafood casserole is excellent.

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      whats good at yogee? ive been meaning to try that place for a while (besides the beef stew noodles that everyone talks about)

      1. re: Lau

        Well the tofu seafood casserole was so good we had it three times in three days! Snow pea sprouts are as good as anybody's, as is the scallop fried rice. Ordinary sounding but very good is the chicken with black bean sauce. But I like the rice noodle logs with beef stew the best.

    2. When I ate Roast Duck over Rice at a restaurant on Canal St. east of Broadway, I thought that was the most delicious thing I had ever had. Try that one!

      1. Wonton Garden on Mott for sweet and sour roast pork stewed with noodles.
        Wong's on Mott (the one below Canal) for Roast pork omelet over rice.
        New Green Bo for soup dumplings, Shanghai over rice, and the shrimp over sizzling rice.
        Grand Manna Bakery on Grand for coffee and gai mei bao.
        These are all small places, nothing fancy but the above dishes are reliable and, for me, comfort food.

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        1. well, its in chinatown, so deserves to be mentioned... pho viet pho (the trick is getting the broth right) in manhattan. and 16 versions for $5 bucks each. unbeatable.

          I'd also mention that although its not the best in food - shanghai kitchen is excellent and most importantly for those of us with kids - very kid friendly. New Green Bo for example, with its industrial flourescent lighting and communal seating is not... and btw, the food at SK is very good, considering the competition.

            1. re: sac1084

              Not everyone loves Wo Hop.

              Really cool retro decor, I like the hard-working and friendly waiters... but whatever you do, don't eat the food!!!