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Ma Peche-- any advice on value & quality?

chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 10:08 AM

Is Mr Chang's midtown joint worth it?

  1. coasts Jul 20, 2013 06:59 AM

    last summer, Ma Peche was serving a side dish of snap peas with yogurt, coffee grounds, and peanuts. it's one of the most memorable dishes i've ever had. every ingredient was so perfectly paired and portioned but otherwise left alone. it was such a true expression of flavor in the most natural sense.

    the current rice cake dish with sausage, spinach and sichuan pepper is a must if you like heat.

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      Ttrockwood Jul 19, 2013 03:26 PM

      I prefer the downtown location(s) of the momofuku restaurants, but in that area of midtown it's the best food for the money IMO. Skip drinks to save $, they're pricey

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      1. re: Ttrockwood
        kathryn Jul 19, 2013 03:33 PM

        Skipping drinks to save money is true everywhere, not just Midtown.

        BUT Ma Peche is one of the few restaurants in Midtown executing original craft cocktails at a high level. As a cocktail fan, I wouldn't skip the drinks there, especially not the Seven Spice Sour.

        1. re: kathryn
          ellenost Jul 19, 2013 04:07 PM

          Seven Spice Sour is my favorite cocktail.

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            coasts Jul 19, 2013 07:00 PM

            and isn't it $3 at the bar during happy hour?

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              Sneakeater Jul 19, 2013 07:14 PM

              It IS??????

              That HAS to be the single best deal in New York!!!!!!!!!

              1. re: coasts
                ellenost Jul 19, 2013 07:48 PM

                Didn't know about the happy hour price. Thanks.

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                  coasts Jul 19, 2013 08:10 PM

                  it's been at least a few months since i was there for a drink after work, but i'm sure it was three dollars between 5 and 7 on monday through thursday.

                  1. re: coasts
                    ipsedixit Jul 19, 2013 08:52 PM

                    This was the case when I was there this past April.

        2. ellenost Jul 19, 2013 10:10 AM

          One word: Definitely!

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            Bkeats Jul 19, 2013 11:23 AM


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              loratliff Jul 20, 2013 07:05 AM


              I don't talk about specific dishes but here are some photos of a recent meal there: http://smithratliff.com/2013/06/28/ma...

              Also a fantastic spot for lunch.

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