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New finds in Philly Chinatown?

fsck100 Sep 2, 2008 01:03 PM

With the regrettable closure of Lakeside Chinese Deli, I'm interested to see what good finds have been made in Chinatown over the last year. So, your "recent" finds please. Authentic regional Chinese cuisine is my food obsession, so I'm not interested in restos that exclusively serve the Americanized dishes like General Tso's, even if the quality is great. I can get that here in Harrisburg anytime. Thanks in advance.


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    white174 Sep 6, 2008 01:59 PM

    I agree with Dim Sum Garden. Spooky location but excellent food. The Shanghai dumplings, pork and chive dumplings, cold cucumber, and "chilly" cabbage shredded pork noodle (without soup) are some of my favorites.

    In Chinatown, I also enjoy Shao Lan Kung at 9th and Race. It is not new but I have eaten there within the past week and it is still excellent. They serve many traditional dishes.

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    1. re: white174
      rockpile Sep 19, 2008 04:20 AM

      I just moved to Philly after spending a year in Boston. They have a few great dim sum restaurants which are open for dim sum everyday at 8:30 am. I noticed that here in Philly, dim sum is offered only on the weekends and that the restaurants don't open until 10:30-11:00 AM. Are there any places that you can get dim sum during the week and early?

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      ndelson Sep 3, 2008 07:37 PM


      They have soup dumplings!

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      1. re: ndelson
        cwdonald Sep 3, 2008 08:31 PM

        Szechuan Tasty House is a must...

        Fu Qi Fei Pan) Tripe in Spicy Sauce
        Golden Coins
        Dang Dang Noodles
        Twice Cooked Pork
        Dumplings in Spicy Sauce...

        This food is authentic.. and is wonderful... please try Szechuan Tasty House

        902 Arch Street
        Philadelphia, PA

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        hhshames Sep 3, 2008 07:55 AM

        If you don't mind going a little south Hello, at 6th and Washington is delicious. There menu has Chinese and Vietnamese options.

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          Boognish Sep 3, 2008 07:25 AM

          dim sum garden for their "steamed buns" which are actually Shanghai-style soup dumplings. they're amazing.

          Don't let the name fool you...they aren't actually a dim sum joint, but they do make some great food.

          Heh, and don't let its dark and sorta spooky location throw you off. It's really good.

          59 N 11th St

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          1. re: Boognish
            discndav Sep 3, 2008 10:23 AM

            Any noodle dish served at Dim Sum Garden is great since their noodles are thick and all are home made.

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