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Best Har Gow in Chinatown?

The Cookbook Addict Aug 20, 2012 02:31 PM

Meeting a friend for lunch in Chinatown tomorrow...She is craving har gow. We've been to Shanghai Cafe, New Green Bo, and Nom Wah and we'd love to try someplace else. Anyone have a favorite for har gow? It needs to be in Chinatown b/c that's as far away from the office as I can get at lunch time. Thanks!

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    AubWah Aug 20, 2012 06:36 PM

    i sometimes grab it quick at century cafe

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      kathryn Aug 20, 2012 07:04 PM

      Dim Sum Go Go or Red Egg?

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        swannee Aug 20, 2012 09:09 PM

        Oriental Garden, for sure.

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        1. re: swannee
          alkonost Aug 21, 2012 09:54 AM

          Oriental garden has some good dim sum, but their har gow isn't my favorite. They have a pan fried shrimp/chive dumpling that tickles me in ways that shouldn't be legal.

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          foodwhisperer Aug 20, 2012 09:21 PM

          Hop Shing or Golden Unicorn. Definitely not Jing Fong

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            The Cookbook Addict Aug 21, 2012 11:43 AM

            Thanks so much, everyone! We ended up going to Oriental Garden. Solid dim sum; would go back.

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            1. re: The Cookbook Addict
              alkonost Aug 21, 2012 02:40 PM

              If you go back I should mention that their non-dim sum dishes are very good also. I loved their clams with black bean sauce, very delicious stuff!

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              HippieChick Aug 22, 2012 04:07 PM

              27 Sunshine, or whatever its name is, that used to be HSF, on Bowery just south of Canal on the south side of the arcade. Really, really good: nice nutty kind of flavor to the wrapper enfolding a whole and perfect shrimp.

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