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Aug 27, 2012 03:43 PM

Best Lo Mien in the city?

I used to get the best Lo Mien in Chinatown in DC, and I can't seem to find one that compares here in NYC. I'm looking for homemade noodles and a great sauce. Any suggestions???

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  1. Maybe Great NY Noodletown can compare to some of the amazing gems Chinatown DC has to offer? You might have to settle a bit, after all this is Manhattan Chinatown we're talking about, not DC Chinatown

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    1. re: AubWah

      I was thinking Noodletown, too. My favorite lo mein there is ginger-scallion. I haven't found any of the others to measure up to that one, but they're all fine.

      Are there amazing gems in DC's Chinatown now? The last time I was there, which I think was in 2002, their Chinatown was tiny.

      1. re: Pan

        No, DC's Chinatown is pretty lame (and still tiny) these days. I used to like Full Kee, but that has gone way downhill.

        The OP seems to want homemade noodles, which when you start talking about hand-pulled noodles are offered in any number of places, most of which aren't exactly fine dining. Actually, they're pretty much dives.

        1. re: mitchleeny

          Food Sing 88 Corp. is by no means a dive. Neither is the hand-pulled noodle joint at 28 Forsyth.

          Food Sing 88 Corp:

          Fujian Noodle Shops:

          1. re: scoopG

            I guess that depends on what your definition of a dive is.

            1. re: mitchleeny

              What dive places are you talking about of the 6-7 hand-pulled joints? On Eldridge Street yes, but Food Sing 88 is by no means downmarket in the slightest.

              1. re: scoopG

                According to a real estate friend of mine, brokers are calling Eldridge Street "The Park Avenue of Chinatown".

                I used to frequent Super Taste back when I first started eating in Chinatown. Also eaten my share of Prosperity dumplings, but these days I would go for Tasty Dumpling on Mulberry, if they were still 5 for $1.25 which I hope they are.

                1. re: AubWah

                  Silly me...I thought it was Catherine Street.

          2. re: mitchleeny

            The OP is looking for "homemade noodles and a great sauce" and voiced no aversion to dives. So any number of places mentioned in this thread might work, no?

      2. I like Noodle Village @13 Mott St for Cantonese noodles, both in soup and on the side.

        1. CH'ers hate 17 Mott , Wo Hop ( downstairs) ,,but I think their Lo Mein is excellent

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          1. re: foodwhisperer

            Downstairs Wo Hop, my maiden voyage into the great world of Chinese food, back in 1968! And duck lo mein was what I had first.

            1. re: HippieChick

              Yep, and it is still there and still thriving. Best deal in town

              1. re: foodwhisperer

                Their congee was really good too, and their wonton soup. Though now I prefer Cantonese wonton soup. But yeah, 17 Mott had some great old-school dishes: steak kew, fung wong gai, wor shu opp.