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Dave Feldman Mar 11, 2012 08:32 PM

I don't recall this restaurant (on 21 Mott Street) ever being discussed on Chowhound.

Any reactions or recommendations for particular dishes?

An acquaintance from Shanghai said it's his favorite restaurant on Chinatown. I went tonight and had an eccentric dinner, so I don't feel qualified to do a review. But I was pleased with much of what I ate and found the service exceptionally warm and friendly.

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

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    HLing RE: Dave Feldman Mar 11, 2012 10:21 PM

    Dave, I'm not 100% sure, but I think a while back I got an order of fried tiny buns to try. This particular kind of 生煎包 buns should be pan fried +steam(same method for cooking potstickers) from a risen but still raw state, so that when done the buns are soft except for the slightly charred bottom layer, the filling juicy from the steam. Instead, I got a version that I suspect was from a frozen pack that was precooked, no oil. Too delicate. (Nice Green Bowl has a good version of this)

    That's the only thing I've tried here though, for what it's worth.

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    Nice Green Bo
    66 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

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      88bamboo RE: Dave Feldman May 21, 2012 01:51 PM

      I love the soup dumplings at Shanghai Asian Manor ! They're the best - plump, juicy, and flavorful.
      Nice Green Bow has the best fried dumplings.

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