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Chinatown tomorrow-BEST XLB

OK- need an up to the minute update- who's making the best soup dumplings in Chinatown now? Going tomorrow and gotta know...I know there's gotta be better than Joe's Shanghai!!

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  1. I had great soup dumplings the other day at Shanghai Asian Manor on Mott St. Highly recommended!

    Shanghai Asian Manor
    21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    1. I've had no complaints about Joe's Shanghai. What haven't you liked about them?

      Joe's Shanghai
      24 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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        1. re: scoopG

          then head down the block to Joe Ginger....

      1. The best XLB's in NYC are found at Nan Xiang in Flushing. For Manhattan:

        Shanghai Cafe Deluxe - 100 Mott Street
        Shanghai Garden - 14A Elizabeth Street - maybe under a new name.
        New Nice Green Bo - 66 Bayard Street

        If you are really stuck on Joes - just go to Joes Ginger right down the street at # 9 Pell. Same owner, same soup dumplings, no lines.

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        1. re: scoopG

          Shanghai Cafe was OUTSTANDING! Pork 8 for $4.95 and Crabmeat and Pork, 8 for $6.95. Their Shechuan wontons were amazing too!! GREAT CALL scoopG

          1. Congee Bowery has decent XLBs. The $3.50/6 dumpling price-point puts them at the top of my list.

            Congee Bowery
            207 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

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            1. re: coasts

              Most other XLB places serve eight XLB's per order. If price-point is a concern then head to Best Fuzhou at 71A Eldridge for their Fuzhou Dumpling Soup: 12 for $3.00

              1. re: scoopG

                hmmm, i feel like there's usually six per order. i'm willing to believe that i'm wrong.

                1. re: coasts

                  I've seen eighter smaller and six larger at various places.

                2. re: scoopG

                  I would imagine most places would serve eight per order........along the lines of the number *8* being good luck.

              2. There was a time the place located next to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory was considered among the best...Old Shanghai Deluxe? I liked them better than at Shanghai Cuisine, which I consider over-rated.

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                1. re: fourunder

                  Yeah Shanghai Deluxe was at 65 Bayard, but moved to the corner of Mott and Bayard (50 Mott) and is now called Old Shanghai Deluxe.

                  Old Shanghai Deluxe
                  50 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

                  1. re: kathryn

                    Now if I could only figure out the code for Ray's Pizzas......:0)

                    thanks for the update

                2. Doing a Xiao Long Bao tour this Tuesday and having us a throw down to see which restaurant comes out on top. More info on the restaurants and the tour here http://birch.co/post/3328515800/the-2...

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                  1. re: marksbirch

                    Thanks for posting the results and link. I haven't been to either of these places.

                    1. re: marksbirch

                      There are about 6-7 houses in Chinatown serving XLB. It doesn't appear you hit more than four!

                      1. re: marksbirch

                        Limiting yourself to just Chinatown excludes Chinatown Brasserie/Red Farm, whose XLB are amazing.