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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!

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    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?

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      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.

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            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.

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                  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.