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.
'Dim Sum Go Go' on Serious Eats
What makes for a great dish of XO noodles? Is it the volume of XO sauce alone, or their union with the noodles that counts?
It's been over a decade since I last paid a visit to Go Go, and while we're all thinking about supporting our downtown restaurants, it occurred to me that we've never really taken a stab at the place beyond a couple piecemeal items on this site. How does the dim sum stack up? Pretty well, we'd say—with one major caveat. For best results, stick to the fried food.
This time of year, our thoughts turn to pumpkin. Carving them, sure, but more to the point: eating them. And while restaurants all over town have pumpkin specials on the menu, there are a bunch of bites in Chinatown we love year-round. Check out five ways to get your pumpkin fix—from buns to congee to a whole meal in a pumpkin.
If you're going for dim sum at Dim Sum Go Go, kick things off with the Roast Pork Buns ($2.50 for 3).