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.
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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.
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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.
Last week I set out to fill in one of the gaps in my noodle education, and paid a visit to Great NY Noodletown in Chinatown. I was there ostensibly to do a bit of research on e-fu noodles (also called yi mein, yee-fu, or yi noodles). They are egg noodles made with carbonated water, which have been fried, dried, then hydrated for use in cooking.
Everything tastes good on a crusty baguette with cucumbers, pickled veggies, mayonnaise, and plenty of cilantro and jalapenos. That's why Eater X, who must remain nameless due to his government job in Chinatown, invented this mashup of a salt baked soft shell crab from Great NY Noodletown stuffed into a vegetarian Vietnamese sandwich from Banh Mi Saigon.
You can order Chinese flowering chives with beef, or duck, or any number of other meats at Great NY Noodletown. We're fond of the duck, but really, the reason to order is the green stuff. (How often do we say that when duck is involved?)
[Photo: Kathy Chan] Remember Monday's post on the Singapore Chow Mein at Great NY Noodletown? Well, I returned, as promised, and goodness—the Singapore Chow Funn ($6.75) is a thousand times better. As noted in this Chowhound thread, Singapore Mai...
[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...
The other night I popped into Great N.Y. Noodletown for a drunken late-night snack and did two things for the first time at this Cantonese roast meat emporium. The first was getting beef chow fun, an ordering misstep that...