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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I was not expecting Nyonya, a decent if not outstanding Malayasian restaurant we visit now and again, to make one of my favorite plates of chicken wings in New York. But they do.
With the arrival of fall and the occasional chilly, gloomy day, we've been looking for 1. warming, soothing lunch options that 2. don't make us stray far from our office. So the soups at Nyonya, right downstairs, start sounding pretty appealing.
It's pretty telling of Malaysian cuisine that "Shrimp With Lady Fingers" ($10.50) at Nyonya is listed under the "vegetable" section of the menu; shrimp is pretty much a guaranteed ingredient in most Malaysian vegetable dishes. But it is indeed a vegetable dish.
I found the lunch specials at Malaysian restaurant Nyonya a little hit-or-miss a few months ago. But since then, I've realized that it might be best to forgo that section of the menu altogether; sure, the lunch deal is $6.50, but a number of tastier (and plenty filling) dishes cost just about the same.
The menu at Malaysian restaurant Nyonya is so extensive that it's actually really helpful to have a list of lunch specials that narrows down your options. Any one of 16 entrees are just $6.50 and come with rice (in most cases) as well as the soup of the day.