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Aug 1, 2008 08:23 AM

Shi Hong Mall Goes Dark One Day After NYT Piece

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  1. Yikes! Another reminder of how tenuous and transitory our chowish paradises are.

    Fingers crossed....

    1. I haven't seen any updates. Has the mall gotten its act together by now?

        1. re: DaveCook

          This is the second mall to close on the Guizhou stall, sad because they did a great job on the lamb noodles had a brisk trade here. I haven't hound a comparable bowl at golden mall.

          1. re: DaveCook

            Yep was still dark the other day. I was shocked as I just brushed it off when the lights went out and figured it'd be OK, but I hadn't been back to try again since early August.

          2. A commenter on my blog, who signed in only as E, wrote that the Shi Hong Mall has reopened with a couple of stalls, including one that prepares "knife-chipped noodles." Though I'm sure he's just assigning a different name to what are more often called peel noodles, or sometimes knife-sliced noodles, "chipped" has an especially handcrafted feel -- like napping flints.

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            1. re: DaveCook

              That would be ๅˆ€ๅ‰Š้บต dao shao mian or "knife pared noodles" I believe. ๅ‰Š Shao means to scrape, pare, cut or shave. Take your pick!

              1. re: DaveCook

                My commenter was mistaken, as I discovered in a walkby last night: Shi Hong Mall (41-42 Main St.) is dark and partially gutted. Perhaps the commenter mistook the "Oriental Express Food" storefront (at 41-40) for Shi Hong. The open storefront has been reconfigured since I visited last April with surly and Peter Cherches...


                ...but although tables and chairs have replaced most of the old red luncheonette booths (one remains, in back near the restroom), and though the vendors have shuffled positions and spiffed up their displays, the Muslim bread stall still seems to be in business.

              2. It's open again but only has 2 food vendors all the way in the back, and didn't seem all that interesting or special, especially with Golden Mall just down the block.