Lunch for One: Great NY Noodletown


[Photo: Kathy Chan]

After following a trail of posts on Chowhound detailing the wonders of the Singapore Chow Funn at Great NY Noodletown, I finally made it over to the restaurant, a month later, on very chilly afternoon. I ordered the Singapore Chow Funn and excitedly awaited the dish. Three minutes later, a huge platter of noodles was set in front of me, a sure bargain for $6.75. Fork up, I dove right in, and pulled up that first bite of hot, steamy noodles. Oh, it was wonderful!

But wait. Something clicked. It was the Singapore Mai Funn, not the Chow Funn! Not one to argue over dishes, especially after I had already taken a bite, I continued to chomp along. They sure don't skimp on the meat—plenty of shrimp and char siu tangled with the noodles. Eggs, green bell peppers, onions and green onions completed the set. There's lingering heat to the dish, and they go heavy on the curry powder. I'll be back tomorrow for the "correct" dish, the Singapore Chow Funn—but until then, this will do just fine.

Great NY Noodletown

28 1/2 Bowery, New York NY 10013 (map)

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