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jwk714 Feb 9, 2013 07:14 PM

any suggestions for chinese new year? no real preferences re:noodles/cantonese/dim sum, etc.

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    swannee RE: jwk714 Feb 9, 2013 07:31 PM

    Congee Village, NY NOodletown, Fuleen, Shanghai Cafe, 456, Oriental Garden, New Malaysia.....

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      Motosport RE: swannee Feb 14, 2013 10:40 AM

      You copied my list swannee!!!

    2. nokitchen RE: jwk714 Feb 9, 2013 09:04 PM

      There's an article on Chow about Chinese New Year food: http://www.chow.com/food-news/54874/1....

      You'll quickly conclude that the holiday is not exactly a harvest feast or spring festival. ;). Go to Chinatown for the parade or the fireworks or the general celebration. I'll be doing that tomorrow. But for food you might do better to wait until the crowds dissipate. Anything you want will be available with less hassle in a couple weeks.

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        round2 RE: nokitchen Feb 14, 2013 08:43 AM

        I wonder if tonight, being Valentine's Day, may be any less crowded in Chinatown? I'd thought about heading there as a possible good alternative to all of the packed places filled with V-Day dates.

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          Chandavkl RE: round2 Feb 14, 2013 09:24 AM

          My guess would be incrementally, yes.

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            foodwhisperer RE: round2 Feb 14, 2013 08:42 PM

            Chinatown was not crowded at all tonite. The crowds were in the 20's. Traffic unbearable.
            Sheng is my favorite noodle place these days

        2. Chandavkl RE: jwk714 Feb 14, 2013 08:14 AM

          Since you mention noodles, in terms of sheer popularity you should check out Cha Chan Tang on Mott St.

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