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twan55 Feb 19, 2012 08:20 AM

Tofu on 7th is the first Brooklyn Chinese place THAT DELIVERS TO MY COBBLE HILL APARTMENT that I actually look forward to calling. It's been a revelation- and I'd like to thank this board for enlightening me.

Koto is my go-to sushi place (thanks to you people), HopHap my go-to Thai (again: cheers OBers!), and now I have Tofu, thereby completing my Sushi-Thai-Chinese delivery-to-my-neighbor triumvirate.


Now go find me a proper Vietnamese and I'll be set!!

Koto Sushi & Steak
552 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Tofu on 7th
226 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

204 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  1. Miss Needle RE: twan55 Feb 20, 2012 10:49 AM

    Did you try their General Tso's chicken?

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    1. re: Miss Needle
      twan55 RE: Miss Needle Feb 20, 2012 05:11 PM

      Haha yup- as a matter of fact I did- and it was quite good.

      I love how they divide their menu into "Authentic" and "Americanized"- and it was with utmost Chowhound-induced shame that I ordered my usual tester-meal: the General Tso's chicken/Mu Siu pork/WonTon soup troika. All were well executed, though the soup wasn't exactly revelatory. Ollie's on the UWS across from Columbia is the only place I really like for Won Ton soup (my standards: broth not too salty, and light- not doughy- wontons). Again, I just couldn't resist ordering the Chinese of my childhood; in fact- in the interest of full disclosure- I also ordered the General Tso's shrimp from them, which I also found to be REALLY nice (again: for what it is).

      Next time I plan to play to their strengths and order spicy Szechuan dishes. I figure if they can execute those tried-and-true American-style glopmonsters as well as they do, then their real-deal stuff'll probably knock my socks off! Indeed: Dry Pot beef and Ma Po tofu here I come!

      Will duly report back.

      Tofu on 7th
      226 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      1. re: twan55
        cazique RE: twan55 Feb 20, 2012 08:57 PM

        [[ tried-and-true American-style glopmonsters ]]

        Exceedingly well-put!

        1. re: twan55
          Miss Needle RE: twan55 Feb 21, 2012 07:08 AM

          Glad to hear that you liked the General Tso's! And, yes, General Tso's shrimp can be really good if done properly. Also good to hear that they do the Americanized dishes as well. Perhaps this would help Tofu stay in the neighborhood because I think a lot of the neighborhood's residents wouldn't be into the whole Szechuan side of the menu.

          Just note that the Szechuan side of the menu isn't good as some of the more notable restaurants in NYC -- Szechuan Gourmet, Lan Sheng, Legend, etc. But it's still a great addition to the neighborhood.

          1. re: twan55
            Glendale is hungry RE: twan55 Feb 21, 2012 07:56 AM

            Hi twan55,

            I wish Tofu on 7th were near me. I love "authentic Chinese" as well as "Americanized Chinese"—as long as it's made well (crispy when appropriate, not overly greasy or gloppy, not sugar coma-inducingly sweet, not prefab, having some savory flavor other than salt, etc.).

            Amercianized Chinese food as described above can still be delicious and evokes fond memories for a lot of folks. I'm sort of surprised that someone hasn't caught on to this and used it as a starting point for opening a restaurant. There'd be a loyal clientele for the nostalgia alone.

            But hey, what do I know? I'm just a dumb Amurikkin.


            Glendale is hungry...

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