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Sep 24, 2008 02:05 PM

What's your favorite thing to eat in Manhattan right now?

For me it's gotta be the pan fried dumplings at Mandoo Bar in Korea Town

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  1. Mine are the chicken mushroom dumplings from Vanessa's on 14th Street

    1. It's a tossup between banh mi at Paris Sandwich or tortas anywhere I can find 'em.

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      1. re: JungMann

        You prefer Paris to Saigon or #1 for a Banh Mi , if so why?

        1. re: stuartlafonda

          Paris is convenient to where I shop, so it so happens that I get my banh mi there. I have definitely been meaning to try Saigon and #1 both, but the latter was closed when I went for a visit last night. They are high on my list of places to try before the weather turns.

          1. re: JungMann

            I don't mind to be offensive, but I have to say the banh mi at Paris is really bad. The bread was rubbery and the meat was flavorless...

            Their other desserts were ok though, just not the banh mi

            1. re: kobetobiko

              So I actually haven't been to Paris Sandwich. Apparently I have been going to Saigon this entire time, but normally refer to it as "The place in the back of the jewelry store." I've heard mixed reviews about Paris and encountered some serious fans and haters, but I still want to try them for myself along with #1.

            2. re: JungMann

              Saigon is on the same block as Paris. It shouldn't be too much out of the way for you. I haven't had Paris, but Saigon is my favorite in Chinatown.

        2. Over the past four weeks I've been going to Artichoke once a week at lunch and getting a slice of their sicilian pie. It's becoming an awesomely dangerous and addictive habit.

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          1. re: Spends Rent on Food

            I ordered a whole sicilian pie last week. It was dangerous, it's too good not to eat. It's fantastic cold and reheats very well. It's my weakness!

            1. re: heWho

              Just FYI, leftover pizza freezes really well.

              Right now, my favorite thing to eat in Manhattan may be roomali/kati rolls.

          2. Cupcakes at Batch, on west 10th Street. The Carrot/caramel, Vanilla, and Chocolate especially.

            The serve-yourself yogurt at Yogurtland on Bleeker. Chocolate, Vanilla, and Coffee are better than ice cream. And the serve-yourself machines are a great idea.

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            1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

              I like the self serve at 16 Handles better, they have a peanut butter flavour that's pretty good.

              1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

                Don't you dare say Yogurtland to me. I've been going there every day! I love mango and taro!

                1. re: DarthEater

                  I also prefer Yogurtland to 16 Handles. I like the tart flavors, and I found some flavors like mint or mango to be very artificial.

                  1. re: kobetobiko

                    I finally tried 16 handles and I didn't like it. I hate their mango flavor. Their flavors makes me want to throw up. It also costs more per ounce.

                    Back to yogurtland!

              2. Now that the weather is cooler, heavier foods are starting to taste wonderful, again. Of the lowbrau variety, the currywurst and mashed potatoes from Hallo Berlin, which I just had for lunch, are definitely high on the list -- esp. since I forgot to eat dinner last night, didn't have time for a real breakfast, and was really hungry! Possibly almost anything would've tasted great. Even so, there's no denying that the body-warming deliciousness of that juicy, warm, sausage-y spurt you get when you first bite into the wurst is just wonderful on a cold day like today, under any circumstance. (Get your minds out of the gutter, kids.)