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.
It's an American-Chinese rite of passage. You just haven't experienced American cuisine in its fullness until you've had deep fried shrimp with mayo-based walnut sauce. And if you're going to have it anywhere, you might as well have it at Amazing 66.
Is the relatively high price ($12.95) of Amazing 66's rice noodle dish worth it? Yes—it's all about the wok.
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.
We knew we weren't in the Chinatown that I grew up with the moment we started reading the huge menu. Consider the following Sax-recommended items: Pastrami over Spinach. Corned Beef over Lettuce. Pastrami Shrimp Fried Rice!