Where's the best Asian food in the City(NYC that is)?

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I keep finding little hole in the wall Asian Restaurant in the City but I never remember where thy're at.

How about some suggestions, I'm familiar with the city,(worked and lived within the area for 25 years and we still go there often for shows and plays. Actually I'll be there next week for the Christmas Show) so any help would be appreciated. :)
 

ErikD

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The best Chinese food I have ever eaten was when I went to restaurants with this Chinese girl I dated. She would order me food in Chinese, but not tell me what it was in English. I ate it, it was always good, better than when I treied ordering stuff in English.
 
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You're coming in for the *Christmas show* next week?
That is code for the knife show next week, right?
We always liked WoHops on Mott St below (south of) Canal.
:D
 
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MM I Love it all Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean.

I was hoping you'd reply. :)
 

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Better places for Korean is in Flushing, For Taiwanese, in Elmhurst... but Vietnamese, they got this one place... Pho Bang, and they have 6 restaurants all over the place...
Sorry for the late reply... when you coming in?
 
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Tomorrow morning, just for a couple of hours, I might stop by the show, depends on how the kids are and how I feel.

I'll be right at Radio City, goin' to see dem ROCKETTES :D

We get out to the City at least once a month so we'll have lot's of opportunities to eat around.
 
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More than a couple of good places off of Northern Blvd in Flushing (Queens, baby!). I forget the names, but I can walk you there. Look for the place w/ the big wagon wheel on the wall outside- best Bulgogi I've ever eaten (OK, so it's Korean, not Chinese). A few blocks away is Dae Bok- another killer Korean place- the owner is Bruce- good guy. Good & cheap (relatively) Thai food is @ 50th St. & 8th Ave. Forget the name.
A few more off of Canal in Chinatown. Look for the places w/ NO english on the menu boards, point to something that looks good on someone elses's plate & smile. Wo Hop is good for late nite eats too. The best Dim Sum place is a couple of doors down. (I used to work at the corner of Hudson & Canal). NYC is a Wonderful city for food. :D
ok- where's the 'fat bastard' smilie :eek:
 

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The New Silver Palace Elizabeth/Bowery - good Dim Sum
69 Bayard Street- Awesome Wanton Soup and Sweet and Sour dishes

Lin Gardens - On Bayard just off the Corner of Elizabeth (downstairs - blink and you'll miss it) Great Noodle dishes (Lo Mein, Chow Fun, etc.)

One thing about NYC's Chinatown is it really is hard to wrong with places to eat. ;)
Now I'm a little homesick!:(
 
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JHB said:
The New Silver Palace Elizabeth/Bowery - good Dim Sum
69 Bayard Street- Awesome Wanton Soup and Sweet and Sour dishes

Lin Gardens - On Bayard just off the Corner of Elizabeth (downstairs - blink and you'll miss it) Great Noodle dishes (Lo Mein, Chow Fun, etc.)

One thing about NYC's Chinatown is it really is hard to wrong with places to eat. ;)
Now I'm a little homesick!:(

Oh Yeah! All of the above! Good stuff! Although I was only a NYC resident for 5 years, I do miss the place from time to time (The FOOD The FOOD!)
 
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The great thing about the City is pretty much no matter where your at you can get a good cheap ethnic meal, ya just gotta stay away from the places with people waitin' outside with beepers,

Every great Chinese place I ever ate, usually had about a 1/2 dozen tables and everyone in the place was Asian.

The hell with Lindies, and Tavern on the Green, just hit up some of the Irish Bars on the Westside good eatin' there too.

When I was in Taiwan awhile back I ate stuff outa stainless steel kettles people cooked and sold on the roads on the way to work, had no idea what was in some of those dumplings but I'll tell ya what it tasted great.

If your ever in the market for western european food,(Hungarian, German, Polish) and your in the central Jersey area head over to New Brunswick there are a few good restaurants in the area.
 

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If your ever in the market for western european food,(Hungarian, German, Polish) and your in the central Jersey area head over to New Brunswick

That's good news! There's a nice selection of restaurants along 27, 1, and 18, for example--a few decent Korean, the noodle place on Easton, and a nice Thai place--but since Aranka's closed I don't know any other places like it in the area. I'd love to find a place or two that served things like that. The last time I spent much dining time in NB was just when I graduated in 1981 and the height of local cuisine was Greasy Tony's and Stuff Yer face--I barely recognize the town now :)
 
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