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Mar 27, 2013 04:19 PM

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Which is better, Parka or Dragon City Cafe?

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  1. Parka, though it's a mixed bag there. The onion soup is phenomenal.

    5 Replies
    1. re: kevin47

      What's the downside of Parka, Kevin?

      I've always been curious about Dragon City Cafe, such a funny little place. I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried it.


      1. re: The Dairy Queen

        I've actually tried both. The post was meant as kind of joke - they are at such opposite ends of the culinary universe.

        Dragon City is your prototypical American Cantonese restaurant circa 1939 - chow mein on crunchy noodles, gloppy sauces with lots of celery - you know the drill. It is cute, in a lost in time kind of way, and maybe good emergency food.

        1. re: ChancesR

          Ah, that's pretty much how I imagined it might be, which is probably why I've never been there. You never know, though. You can't always judge a book by its cover, although, some times I think you sort of can.


        2. re: The Dairy Queen

          One downside is size. The dining area is small to begin with (and packed in like sardines). Then it combines as a coffee shop where a single person is apt to take up a 4 person booth for an hour or so whilst they work on the great American novel on their laptop.

          1. re: american_idle

            Also, there's nothing like the smell of fried fish while furniture shopping - although this is more of comment for Forage.