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Feb 10, 2014 02:28 PM

Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen (Midtown West)

Now here's something you don't come across everyday.

All-day Chinese breakfast in Midtown!

Came here to try their hand-pulled "ramen" after reading about them in Grubstreet (here: ) and lo and behold, I find out that they have Chinese soy milk and crullers (yiou-tiao), as well as scallion pancakes. All day.

Only sweet soy milk for now -- both cold and hot. I got hot. The crullers were good -- crunchy, warm, and crisp. The salty soy milk (or doa-hwao) is not available currently.

Not haute cuisine, and probably not better than the stuff one can just stumble across in Chinatown, but for the location, it's a sweet deal.

Oh, and the noodles? Good, but the broth was nothing to get excited over.

Did not try the XLB. They looked good enough, and the veggie ones make the Hulk look a bit pale.

Kung Fu LIttle Steamed Buns Ramen
Corner of 8th/49th

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  1. That's quite a find. Indeed I can't think of any time of day Chinese breakfast like that in Manhattan.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Chandavkl

      They have chicken dumplings ... as well as a decent beef roll.

    2. That's quite a find! My bad luck, our office moved to TriBeCa last month after 12 years on 50 street, but I will find a reason to visit.

      1. ".....the veggies ones...."

        Veggie XLB????! Vegetarian....?

        2 Replies
        1. re: Ttrockwood

          Yes, vegetable XLB, but I dunno if they are "vegetarian" as I do not know if they are made with meat stock.

          1. re: Ttrockwood

            They also have veggie XLB at Canteen on the UWS; I haven't had them, but the other XLB aren't bad. Nothing great, but not bad.

          2. has the video about the chef been posted here yet?


            1. hmmm interesting (and surprising!)