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213 Grand Street Gourmet - Chinese

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213 Grand Street Gourmet - Chinese

ahab | Nov 5, 2003 12:58 PM

I’ve recently been exploring some Grand Street area Chinese over lunch, bouncing back and forth between menu items and the two- or three-over-rice deals that many on the street offer.

Today I went to 213 Grand Street Gourmet for the first time. I was drawn in by the pre-made items in the front window, which appeared to be fresh and of high quality. A sharp contrast to my last 3-over-rice meal at OK 218, which, reminding me of my favorite line from Pulp Fiction, was ‘pretty f---- far from OK.’

I was in the mood for noodles and ordered the Lo Mein with ginger, scallion and beef. The noodles were superb – must have been fresh, and were cooked to order, perfectly al dente. All other ingredients were top-notch (tender and flavorful beef, sauce that was neither too thick nor too thin).

The pork hanging in the window looked really good. As did everything I saw being served.

Based on this one experience, I’ll definitely be back. I’d love to hear any other thoughts on this place.

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