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Chinatown today - Noodle Alcove and a peak at the new Vinh Sun BBQ

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Chinatown today - Noodle Alcove and a peak at the new Vinh Sun BBQ

Dave M.P. | Dec 18, 2004 01:42 PM

Had a nice lunch at Noodle Alcove today....I had the roast pork noodle soup, friend had the vegetable noodle soup. The soups were fine, noodles themselves were very good, we both had the thick cut noodles (as opposed to the hand drawn), nice texture and very fresh (they were made in the front window). Soups cost 5 dollars each.

After that I got a small sponge cake (still hot) from the bakery on the corner of Hudson St and Beach St., I forget the name of it.

Then on the way back to the T I went into the newly opened (2 days ago) Vinh-Sun BBQ Restaurant (across from Taiwan Cafe, on the corner). The restaurant was full, and there was a line of people ordering BBQ meat. As someone mentioned this week on chowhound, fish tanks look nice with fish, crabs, lobsters. I got the takeout menu to read on the T. They say they are Hong Kong and Cantonese style, the menu is pretty large. There's a nice looking "rice plate" section of the menu with 30 choices of rice plates for 5-6 dollars, many include the roast meats (duck, pork, chicken). The roasted meats looked good. Nice beverage section too (shaved ices, smoothies, bubble tea, juice), lots of noodles, noodle soups, congee, etc. There are lots of intriguing sounding items mixed in with the more typical choices. Things that caught my attention:
Coconut Pork Chop
Spaghetti Bolognaise !?!
Salted Fish, Chinese Sausage and Scallop Fried Rice
Fresh Squids with Shrimp Paste Sizzling Platter

There are tons of other interesting looking items as well, it's next on my Chinatown list. Hopefully other people will try it soon and post about it!

Get ready for the snow!

Dave M.P.

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