Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i had dim sum here today. Meh.





    but i am happy to report that Super Taste is still awesome, and is now an A-rated health grade restaurant.
     


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    Desperately seeking out a decent noodle bar without having to haul my ass to Flushing. I scratch my head when a place has 4+ yelp stars and advertises themselves as Lan Zhou "兰州拉面", yet can't even do the broth correctly (don't get me started on the meat). Yet people who claim they grew up in Taiwan/China say it's authentic [​IMG]


    Fried dumplings here are pretty good though. Although not sure why many places insist on including chives [​IMG]
     


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    Just habit really. Ended up at some random place in ctown. Only gwai lo there. It was okay.

    lefty
     


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    a bunch of items were cold (the fried fish and orange pork were exactly room temperature), which is weird given the turnover they must have on certain plates. The soup dumplings sucked.



    a pork and shrimp dumpling-type thing was awesome, though. and the place was packed.
     


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    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    You ordered soup dumplings at Jing Fong? What the hell...
     


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    my Chinese friend ordered everything for us. And he knows I LOVE soup dumplings.
     


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    Is he ABC? Otherwise that is justification for revoking the friend card.
     


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    American Born Chinese


    It's also the name of a decent Cantonese restaurant just off Mott near Transfiguration Church.
     
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    Yep. he wasn't thrilled with the place though.
     


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    I know where to get great soup dumplings in NY.
     


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    Son post above you says super taste. Get yourself there.
     


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    Tried that place years ago mate. Was a let down even prior to when I actually went to Lan Zhou and had real authentic 传统兰州牛肉拉面. Problem with most places the broth is either overkill, heavily laced with MSG, or tastes like generic canned soup when it should be somewhat light much like pho broth. Meat is cut in all kinds of wrong and ends up just tasteless.

    I've pretty much given up aside from stopping by Xi'an every once in awhile.
     


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    95% of Chinese restaurant in NYC is a let down if you compare to the real thing. Another problem is most Chinese only know their Chinese food (Chinese food encompasses more than 6 main cuisine with tons of branching ineach one of them). If your Taiwanese friend tells you a shanghainess place is good or a Hong Kongness tells you something other than their version of Cantonese is good, chances are they never had the "local" version of that food. Doesn't mean the tweak version is bad though
     


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