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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

Scallion Pancakes with a Point of View at Legend, Chelsea

Max Falkowitz Post a comment

The scallion pancakes at Legend are some of the best I've had of late, though they come with an opinion about what scallion pancakes should be. 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

New UWS Legend Branch: For Best Results, Stay Away From the Spice

J. Kenji López-Alt 16 comments

Recently, a branch of Legend opened up in the old Rack and Soul space on 109th off of Broadway (may it rest in peace). The Chelsea location of the restaurant is up there with Cafe China as my favorite hot-and-spicy Chinese in Manhattan. The Upper West Side location has nearly the same menu (albeit with slightly higher prices and lacking in the strange Vietnamese tack-on the downtown location has), all the way from the steamed chicken in chili oil to the beef and turnip casseroles. Here's how it stacks up. More

Kenji's Top 8 Bites in New York From 2012

J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

Only after putting together my list did I realize that a full seven out of eight of the very best bites I had in New York this year were from East Asian restaurants. Not a single burger or pizza on the list! 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

TGI Fry-Day: Sweet Potato Cakes at Legend

TGI Fry-Day Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Think of these cakes as delicately fried mochi, coated in sesame seeds and stuffed with a sweet potato filling that's custard-soft with a bit of chew. The jolt of warm sweet potato flavor is enough to shock you out of the ma la monotony that can sometimes accompany even great Sichuan meals. More

11 Eggplant Dishes We Love in NYC

Carey Jones 8 comments

Eggplant is one of those culinary chameleons that can take on the flavors of just about any cuisine. Italian? Bring on the mozzarella. Japanese? Hello, miso. Indian? Israeli? Sichuan? Azerbaijani? All good. The humble eggplant has an awful lot of stamps in its passport. So let's look at our favorite eggplant dishes in the city. More

Kenji's 8 Best Bites in New York From 2011

J. Kenji López-Alt 4 comments

We've eaten at all sorts of excellent restaurants in the city this year, but what were the dishes that truly stood out? Here are my best bites of 2011. More

Legend Brings Serious Sichuan to Chelsea

J. Kenji López-Alt 24 comments

The Chelsea Vietnamese fusion restaurant Safran has recently undergone a transformation into a bona fide, full-fledge Sichuanese joint, Legend. We decided to take a full-staff field trip to see how it stacks up to its other Manhattan competitors. Long story short: It beats 'em all, hands down. More

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