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Yunnan Crossing Bridge Noodles - where in NYC?

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wadawada Dec 22, 2011 09:17 PM

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. Chandavkl RE: wadawada Dec 22, 2011 09:58 PM

    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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      Peter Cherches RE: Chandavkl Jan 15, 2012 10:59 AM

      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.

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      AubWah RE: wadawada Dec 23, 2011 03:33 AM

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

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        Chandavkl RE: AubWah Dec 23, 2011 08:00 AM

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

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        Simon RE: wadawada Dec 23, 2011 08:52 AM

        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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          prdct RE: Simon Dec 23, 2011 09:53 AM

          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

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            Lau RE: prdct Dec 23, 2011 09:56 AM

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

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              Simon RE: prdct Dec 23, 2011 10:08 AM

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

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                Cheeryvisage RE: prdct Jan 11, 2012 08:38 PM

                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).

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                  Simon RE: Cheeryvisage Jan 11, 2012 09:19 PM

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

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                    panjuice RE: Cheeryvisage Jan 11, 2012 09:38 PM

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

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                      Lau RE: Cheeryvisage Jan 11, 2012 09:41 PM

                      ah very interesting

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                        wadawada RE: Cheeryvisage Jan 12, 2012 07:33 AM

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

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                          Lau RE: Cheeryvisage Jan 12, 2012 07:55 AM

                          this is a pretty cool blog btw

                          i need to learn to cook chinese food better

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                            Cheeryvisage RE: Lau Jan 12, 2012 07:58 AM

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

                    2. squid kun RE: wadawada Dec 24, 2011 12:25 PM

                      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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                      79 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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                        wadawada RE: squid kun Dec 24, 2011 09:06 PM

                        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.

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                          Lau RE: squid kun Dec 25, 2011 12:11 AM

                          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

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                            squid kun RE: Lau Dec 25, 2011 09:07 AM

                            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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                            110 Reade St, New York, NY 10013

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                          panjuice RE: wadawada Dec 26, 2011 10:08 PM

                          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!

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