Where to go in Chinatown?
- jonfbrooklyn Aug 6, 2012 11:43 AM
The last several years we have just been going to Joe's for soup dumplaings. We are ready to expand our Chinese cuisine horizons.
What is a superior place in Chinatown for lunch or early dinner?
So many to choose from but we like:
Wo Hop (downstairs), not the best food but a classic NYC experience
Great NY Noodletown, another NYC experience with authentic regional food
Shanghai Cafe, simple and great
I second the Peking Duck House reco. After traveling to Beijing and sampling Peking duck from the source, I can say that the Peking Duck House does it as well as anywhere else in the world.
Jing Fong is fun for the massive banquet hall, dim sum experience. It's very unique. Photo attached.
Also make sure to grab a few roast pork buns at Mei Li Wah Bakery.
Are both Peking Duck House locations equally good? I'm traveling up in a few weeks and looking to round out my experience with some exceptional Peking Duck. So far, before a show on Broadway (my first time doing that) we have reservations at Trattoria Trecolori, and then going to try Daniel the next night. I've just got to try one of these three star Miichilin places and get that chip off my back.
Good recommendations above. Here are some options if you want to expand out of old school Cantonese and soup dumplings:
Xi'an Famous Foods on Bayard for northwestern Chinese food...try the spicy lamb noodles and the lamb burger, though everything there is great.
Hand pulled noodles and dumplings from Lam Zhou on East Broadway or any of the other hand pulled noodle places like Super Taste or Sheng Wang...this is really a northern Chinese specialty but interestingly most if not all of these places are run by Fujianese.
Old Sichuan or Famous Sichuan for Sichuanese food...
Lamb kebab cart guy under the Manhattan Bridge...