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.
'Golden Steamer' on Serious Eats
If you're visiting Little Italy in Chinatown in New York, get ready to eat well. But you have to know where to eat—and just as importantly, where to avoid. This guide aims to break it all down for you, handy printable map included.
When it comes down to it, most of our favorite things to eat are pretty darn cheap. Sandwiches, burgers, pizza, ice cream...you have to work hard to get these over the $10 price point. But if we had to choose, what would be our absolute favorites? Here are nine ways we answer that question.
When cheap just isn't cheap enough, Chinatown is there for you. What follows are recommendations for thirteen sweet and savory snacks to fill the belly and warm the soul—most for $2 and under.
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.
Golden Steamer* is about as no-frills as you can get. A menu printed on the wall, a walk-up counter, a couple of stools against the wall that are used not for customers but for stacking boxes, and a single cash register. But what it lacks in decor it makes up in value.
Although all the flavors are tasty, with a fluffy, soft, appealing dough, my favorite is the pumpkin bun ($0.75), which distinguishes itself from others with its light yellow skin.
Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I wholeheartedly agree. A hot cup of tea with a sweet (but not too sweet!) baked good always ensures an excellent start to the day. Here we give you our Top 5 Breakfast Sweets of 2010.
[Photo: Kathy Chan] At the recently opened Golden Steamer on Mott Street there are many, many baos. Most for only $.70 apiece. Start with a savory—perhaps the sausage or pork and vegetable bun. But make sure to finish with...