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Lesser-known delights of NY Noodletown?

yebo Feb 4, 2010 04:02 PM

Despite the extensive menu, I a;most always find myself ordering the same -- wonton soup w/ roast pork; a roast or salt-baked poultry or pork; peashoots or flowering chives.

After reading praise of the Singapore mai fun, I much enjoyed it. But what else to try instead of my reliable pleasures? What is ha moon (not sure I got it right) mai fun?

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    MahatmaKanejeeves RE: yebo Feb 5, 2010 06:42 AM

    Suckling pig on rice.

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      El Tigre RE: yebo Feb 5, 2010 06:46 AM

      i really like the soy sauce chicken, the fried squid and shrimp wonton

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        ESNY RE: yebo Feb 5, 2010 07:21 AM

        My wife loves the chow fun there. I'm usually too busy gnawing on the salt baked shrimp or the baby pig on rice to really try.

        1. CalJack RE: yebo Feb 5, 2010 07:50 AM

          I find the singapore chow fun superior to the mei (mai?) fun. And I'll endorse the Salt and Pepper squid as well.

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            sholli RE: CalJack Feb 5, 2010 10:09 AM

            I second the singapore chow fun, although I ask for it spicy, since it's usually milder than the mei fun. I wasn't blown away by the salt baked squid, but the roast duck and flowering chives was a huge winner.

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              CalJack RE: sholli Feb 5, 2010 10:55 AM

              Has anyone ever ordered the shredded chicken w/peashoots or the roast duck w/peashoots? Is there any reason that this would be preferable to ordering the items a la carte? Any significant variation in the way they're presented or prepared? (price difference appears negligible)

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            shu RE: yebo Feb 5, 2010 04:18 PM

            The salt baked squid is good...as well as the beef chow fun and eggplant over rice. I actually don't like the noodle/wonton soups anymore...

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              windycity RE: shu Feb 6, 2010 07:49 PM

              Soft shell crab, in season.

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