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You can order Chinese flowering chives with beef, or duck, or scallops, or any number of other meats at Great NY Noodletown. We're fond of the shredded duck, but really, the reason to order is the vegetable itself. (How often do we say that when duck is involved?) Short segments are lightly stir-fried so that they're just cooked, with the vegetable as the prominent flavor—the familiar taste of chives, though more robust and in a slightly thicker, crisper, less wilt-able more cook-able form. They're bright and fresh-tasting enough to have you thinking of spring, even if winter has really yet to set in.
Great N.Y. Noodletown
28 Bowery, New York NY 10013 (near Bayard; map) 212-349-0923
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