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Yunnan Crossing Bridge Noodles - where in NYC?

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I walked by an upcoming opening of a Yunnan restaurant in Tribeca, sign said January 2012. When I mention this to my husband, he was excited about maybe getting some guo qiao mi xian 过桥米线 ('Crossing the bridge' or 'Across the bridge' noodles). He had it at the Sheraton hotel restaurant in Flushing years ago and hasn't found any other place that serves that. Anyone know of a place to order this?

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  1. Yunnan food hasn't caught on in New York like it has in Los Angeles where there's actually a Yunnan restaurant chain that stretches up to Las Vegas. The only previously known Yunnan restaurant in NYC is Yunnan Flavor Snack Shop in Brooklyn and it doesn't seem to have crossing the bridge noodles based on the reviews. NY food blogger Peter Cherches is a fan of this dish, so maybe he'll chime in if he's found any. Maybe one of the stalls in Flushing?

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      No, haven't found it in NY. I had it at Spring World in Chicago, but they serve it a a pre-composed bowl, not a compose it yourself version.

    2. Yunnan restaurant in Tribeca? Uh-oh, I don't like the looks of this

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      1. re: AubWah

        Hope it's not like Xi'an Restaurant in Beverly Hills, which nominally serves Chinese food,.

      2. Wow, i love Yunnan food...do you remember the name of the Tribeca place?...what i'd like, more than the Crossing the Bridge noodles, are the grilled fishes w/ spices, the warm cheese, the ground meat salads w/ pickled veggies, and the various mushroom dishes...Yunnan had become very trendy in both Beijing and Shanghai when i was last there (at least 4 places just in the Houhai Lake area of Beijing)...let's hope the Tribeca place does it right, and/or other ones open up...

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        1. re: Simon

          I just read about this place--its called Lotus Blue http://lotusbluebar.com/lantung_nyc.htm
          No menu listed yet but for the OP, the website does say they will have crossing the bridge noodles.

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          Lotus Blue
          110 Reade St, New York, NY 10013

          1. re: prdct

            hmmm very interesting although really random, i dont know all that much about yunnan cuisine, so im curious to see how this turns out

            1. re: prdct

              Very interesting...if it's good, i'll be extremely happy...

              1. re: prdct

                Wow, looks like the chef/consulting chef of Lotus Blue is Kian Lam Kho. Just saw him announcing the restaurant on Facebook. I've been following his cooking blog for a while now (http://www.redcook.net) and cooked using a couple of his recipes. Very cool guy. I was at first kind of "meh" about a Yunnan restaurant in Tribeca, but now I think I can trust in Kian to get this right. I'd like to check this place out once it opens (supposedly this month).

                1. re: Cheeryvisage

                  Thanks for the update...am really looking forward to trying it...

                  1. re: Cheeryvisage

                    Thanks for the heads up .. Looking forward to a tasting

                    1. re: Cheeryvisage

                      ah very interesting

                      1. re: Cheeryvisage

                        I'm now hopeful. That's for the insight.

                        1. re: Cheeryvisage

                          this is a pretty cool blog btw

                          i need to learn to cook chinese food better

                          1. re: Lau

                            Yep, I really enjoy reading his blog. He's great.

                    2. There's also a Yunnan place in the works on the Lower East Side. Haven't heard any news for a couple of months, though ... http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/201...

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                      Yunnan Kitchen
                      79 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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                      1. re: squid kun

                        I'll keep my eyes open on this potential LES Yunnan restaurant. I have my doubts about an authentic place in TriBeCa, even if it is, it will be pricey. I guess my hubby will have to wait for Blue Lotus.

                        1. re: squid kun

                          really? wow how did i not notice this

                          ill go walk by it when i get back to NY next week to see if its open, i live close to there

                          1. re: Lau

                            The Clinton St. space needed a lot of work. Yunnan Kitchen might still be a few months from opening.

                            The Tribeca place is taking over the old Nam space (which at least had a kitchen) and seems to be on schedule for next month.

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                            Nam
                            110 Reade St, New York, NY 10013

                        2. Had this years ago and memory quite is fuzzy, other than Crossing Bridge Mi Xien, not sure what other interests are draws to this cuisine. Very curious to find out!