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Suggestions for an eating tour of Chinatown

Next week we'll be in NYC and we want to go round Chinatown eating one special thing at a few places.

So far all we have is Roti Canai at the New Malaysia Restaurant. We know we want to finish with ice cream at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

We're looking for really good, small to medium size dishes at other places. What else should we eat before the ice cream?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Are you sure you want to do Manhattan rather than Flushing?

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    1. re: c oliver

      Manhattan Chinatown = Cantonese food, Fujianese food, Shanghai food, dumplings and bakeries. Flushing = all different regional styles including Taiwanese, Hunan, Sichuan and Northeastern food generally not found in Chinatown. And they have food courts so you can hit dozens of eateries in no time at all.

      1. "we" being three adults

        I'd love to do Flushing if there's enough recommendations. I'm also open to any types of food or dishes that are inexpensive and amazing.

        I guess it's a nosh tour.

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        1. re: tonybee

          you'd be better off grazing in flushing, in my opinion -- more chances to grab small bites and move from place to place in a fairly small area.

          1. re: debinqueens

            Agree. And it seems from reading and eating, Flushing just plain has better and more choices.

            1. re: debinqueens

              Any particular recommendations? Is there any good Middle Eastern food in Flushing?

              1. re: tonybee

                I thought you wanted Asian as in Chinese.

            2. Here's scoopg's crawl of Chinatown:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7116...

              If you search on the Outer Boroughs board you'll also find some.

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