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Any recommendations for a restaurant in the Chinatown Center?

IGT Nov 20, 2009 05:43 AM

I realize that there are a lot of choices there - any recommendations on a place to start - one that has some variety? Thanks in advance.....

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    budgethound Dec 15, 2009 09:58 AM

    (First Chinese BBQ) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/565010#4128476
    (Korean Grill) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636032#4851877
    (Fortune Chinese Seafood) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636075
    (Fresh Tofu) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6649...

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    1. re: budgethound
      danny_w Dec 15, 2009 11:36 AM

      The Hot and Sour soup was also nothing special.

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      brentwood Nov 20, 2009 12:45 PM

      If you like banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), I really like Baguette House. It's in the back corner.

      First Chinese BBQ is like it sounds - Chinese BBQ and Cantonese cuisine. We really like the BBQ pork, the duck, the lo mein, and the hot pots. Much like Din Ho, they have a very extensive menu.

      TC Noodle House is supposed to specialize in Teochew cuisine, a regional Chinese style. I am not familiar with it at all so can't speak to its authenticity. Our sole trip we tried a couple of egg noodle dishes that were not unlike the same dishes (hu tieu, I think?) at Tan Tan.

      Speaking of Tan Tan, it used to be our favorite Pho place, but I think Pho Saigon at Chinatown has it beat. It's sort of a big, warehouse-y atmosphere, but the service is fast and the broth and noodles are great. The bun (vermicelli) is also really good there. Now I want pho for dinner...

      We have not been to Fortune, Wok on Fire, Korean Grill, or Fresh Tofu.

      Many of the places have menus or links posted here - http://www.chinatownaustin.com/direct...

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        sqwertz Nov 20, 2009 09:38 AM

        Two votes for First China BBQ. Also Lily's and Baquette House. The later serves more than banh mi.


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        1. re: sqwertz
          Homero Nov 20, 2009 11:47 AM

          The Pate Chaud at Baguette House is fantastic. Very addictive.

        2. amykragan Nov 20, 2009 06:55 AM

          I really like Fortune. Especially for Dim Sum

          1. TroyTempest Nov 20, 2009 06:09 AM

            i like First China BBQ. Search on this board, there are a lot of reviews.

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