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Best Chinatown Restaurant

TCS Jun 20, 2008 12:52 PM

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

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  1. Chandavkl RE: TCS Jun 20, 2008 10:11 PM

    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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      Lau RE: Chandavkl Jun 21, 2008 07:04 PM

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

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        Chandavkl RE: Lau Jun 22, 2008 08:02 AM

        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.

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      yabadabadaba RE: TCS Jun 21, 2008 07:56 AM

      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. iluvcookies RE: TCS Jun 21, 2008 09:18 AM

        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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          FuDee RE: iluvcookies Jul 5, 2008 02:01 AM

          Joe's Shanghai crushes New Green Bo's soup dumplings.


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          placeholder RE: TCS Jun 22, 2008 06:53 AM

          well, its in chinatown, so deserves to be mentioned... pho viet huong....best 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.

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            sac1084 RE: TCS Jun 22, 2008 09:08 AM

            Wo Hop hands down

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              Brian S RE: sac1084 Jun 29, 2008 07:40 AM

              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!!!

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              thatsyuck RE: TCS Jun 22, 2008 12:43 PM

              Shanghai Cuisine Mulberry & Bayard. Amazing soup dumplings, delicious chicken noodle soup (with delicious veg my favorite) and great crunchy tasty shanghai crispy noodles.

              1. NYChristopher RE: TCS Jun 22, 2008 05:47 PM

                Goody's, 1 E. Broadway at Chatham Square. Soup dumplings. And don't be afraid to order off the menu; something you want not on the menu? Ask. if they can make it, they will.

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                  Chandavkl RE: NYChristopher Jun 22, 2008 05:59 PM

                  Goody's is out of business, hopefully just temporarily. It's been replaced by a Fuzhou style restaurant. Poster says they're looking for new space.

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                    NYChristopher RE: Chandavkl Jun 22, 2008 06:31 PM

                    Augh! Well then, I have no suggestions. My favorite Chinese places OTHER than Goody's are in Flushing (Forest Hills?), Bay Ridge or Midtown.

                2. Buddha Belly RE: TCS Jun 25, 2008 11:41 AM

                  Jobee on 3 Howard Street

                  It's the only Taiwanese place In NYC Chinatown

                  Love the Oyster Pancake, 3 cup chicken, Fresh Tofu w/ 3 Mushrooms and Stinky Tofu (available for takeout ONLY...apparently they are afraid the "smell" will scare off the white folks!)

                  But if you beg them in Chinese, they will serve it, stink and all....

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                    Lau RE: Buddha Belly Jun 25, 2008 12:53 PM

                    ohhhh they have 3 cup chicken, i love that dish

                    so jobee is decent? i have to make it down there soon then

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                      NYChristopher RE: Buddha Belly Jun 27, 2008 02:33 PM

                      Wow, 3 Cup Chicken looks great!

                      I wonder where the name comes from?

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                        corgi RE: NYChristopher Jun 28, 2008 04:49 AM

                        I think it was that the seasoning ingredients, soy, wine etc. came to three cups. If you come across 3 Cup Frog you should jump at it.;)

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                          Lau RE: corgi Jun 28, 2008 05:31 AM

                          thats right it comes from the ingredients which involves soy sauce, sesame oil and rice wine...unlike alot of dishes the name translates to the exact same dish in chinese

                          oh and its awesome when done right

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                        DarthEater RE: Buddha Belly Jun 28, 2008 12:01 AM

                        didn't this place close down several times?

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                          jacques gaudet RE: DarthEater Jun 28, 2008 09:53 PM

                          amazing 66

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                            squid kun RE: DarthEater Jun 28, 2008 10:25 PM

                            At least once. In its last incarnation it was sharing space with some kind of gift shop. Now the interior is redone and it looks like an actual restaurant.

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                            squid kun RE: Buddha Belly Jul 2, 2008 04:19 PM

                            Place link with menu ...

                            3 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

                          3. Brian S RE: TCS Jun 29, 2008 07:37 AM

                            I wrote this over a year ago but I think it's still useful in sorting out the virtually infinite variety of Chinatown:


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