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Any place in midtown serve CONGEE (JOOK)?

Larry Racies Nov 13, 2010 06:39 AM

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  1. Miss Needle RE: Larry Racies Nov 16, 2010 05:34 AM

    I would check out a few Chinese places in the Garment District. Here's one.


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      Larry Racies RE: Miss Needle Nov 18, 2010 02:26 PM

      Thanks, Miss Needle for Yeng Du. I never thought they were there
      Can't wait to get some chicken jook tomorrow.

      Larry Racies

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      stah00 RE: Larry Racies Nov 16, 2010 01:17 PM

      the closest places i know of are in K-Town (32nd street) like Kang Suh - that would be the Korean version "jook," which is less oily and more porridge-y than congee.

      best place for congee though by far are the ones in Chinatown, IMO...

      Kang Suh
      1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

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        UES Mayor RE: stah00 Nov 19, 2010 02:31 AM

        What is name of korean style jook?? I never heard of such a thing.

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          scoopG RE: UES Mayor Nov 19, 2010 02:50 AM


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            Lau RE: UES Mayor Nov 19, 2010 05:25 AM

            its also called jook, its not as common as the chinese version (i also don't like it as much as the chinese version), but its not an uncommon dish.

            In LA there are several places that specialize in it (they usually put abalone in it) that i go to every once in a while and there is one in flushing called bonjuk http://www.yelp.com/biz/bon-juk-flushing

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          Lau RE: Larry Racies Nov 16, 2010 05:21 PM

          china fun isnt really in midtown, but it is sort of close....they have congee (and surprisingly on the weekends they are the only place with taiwanese breakfast in the city). their congee isn't great, but it's passable

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            diprey11 RE: Larry Racies Nov 16, 2010 05:39 PM

            Sorry, no. Not if you are looking for a passable bowl. The only decent ones are, IMHO, in Chinatown: consider XO Kitchen, Wing Huang, or NY Noodletown.

            XO Kitchen
            148 Hester St, New York, NY 10013

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              InfoMofo RE: Larry Racies Nov 17, 2010 07:15 AM

              I think Hing Won does Congee, but they might only do it for Breakfast?

              Hing Won
              48 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

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