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Where to Eat Chinese Food in New York City

Sam Bresnick 48 comments

There's never been a better time to eat Chinese food in New York, and here's our comprehensive-but-selective guide to it all: the good, the great, and the decent, all to help you find the best Chinese food across the boroughs. More

17 Great Cold Noodles in New York for Hot Summer Days

Linnea Zielinski 11 comments

Come warm weather, we're all up for cold noodles: cool, nutty soba; Korean nang myeun in ice broth; tongue-tingling Chinese noodles laced with chili oil—we'll take 'em all. What will we be eating when the thermometer rises to three digits? These are a good start. More

The Vegetarian Option: Excellent Sichuan Options at Café China

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 2 comments

Cafe China is one of the city's better options for updated Sichuan food, as we discovered when we visited last year. In that review, we focused mainly on the restaurant's excellent meat dishes; here we see that the vegetarian dishes are just as good. More

Where to Take a First or Second Date: 40 Affordable Restaurants in NYC

Tiffany Tay 17 comments

Here's a question we get time and again: where can I take a date for good food without breaking the bank? And can I do it without looking like a cheapskate? Yes you can, and here are 40 ways to do so. More

How to Celebrate Jewish Christmas: 20 Tasty Chinese Restaurants in NYC (With Nearby Movie Theaters)

Max Falkowitz 15 comments

You may have occasion to be eating Chinese food in a couple days, and if so, you're likely looking for a movie theater afterward. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite Chinese restaurants with directions to the closest movie theater. More

This Easter, Eat Rabbit: 9 Rabbit Dishes We Love in New York

The Serious Eats Team 3 comments

As we've been thinking about stories for Easter, we've had bunny on the brain—and not just the chocolate version. So for the past couple of weeks we've been reminiscing about recent rabbit meals we loved. Here are some of our favorites that you should consider for your next bunny-centric meal. More

8 Squash Dishes in NYC We Love

Carey Jones 4 comments

One of the best parts about vegetables is how their natural sweetness comes out when they're cooked well; and no vegetable does this as brilliantly as squash. I can't think of anything I'd rather eat in the middle of winter than a heaping bowl of perfectly roasted butternut, enlivened by nothing more than olive oil and salt. But chefs around New York get more creative than that, of course, featuring squash in everything from curries to crostini to queso fundido. Here are eight squash dishes we love from around the city. What are your favorites? More

Café China: More Exciting Sichuan Comes to New York

The Serious Eats Team 8 comments

What is it with great Sichuan restaurants opening in unlikely Manhattan neighborhoods recently? In November, we headed to Chelsea, where a run-of-the-mill Vietnamese restaurant had turned into the excellent Legend, at which we loved the Chongqing chicken and tofu-like "Tears in Eyes" and the liberal use of chili and Sichuan peppercorn on a number of dishes. And now in Midtown, we've found plenty to love about Cafe China. More

Sugar Rush: Fermented Sweet Rice at Cafe China

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

At Cafe China on 37th Street, you'll want to finish your Sichuan meal with a cooling dessert of rice balls in bath of fermented sweet rice soup, also known as rice wine soup. The smaller orbs are simply tang yuan, glutinous mochi-like rice balls, barely sweetened and enjoyed primarily for their chewy texture. More

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