This place is a wonderful restaurant with great food, and the menu in English. Seafood is extensive and if prepared anything like the dish ordered by myself, excellent.
The meat dishes are great. As I had the T Bone Pepper Steak at 12.95 some, and plan to return soon for their 水煮活鱼， which is a spicy red pepper dish of fish and other items boiled at the table in a bowl and fire.
This place deserves more attention because 1. the menu and food; 2. the waitress spoke both fluent manderin and very good English, and was eager to find a dish that suited guests, in my case a desire for something spicy and large enough to eat half in house, the rest for th next days lunch.
The dish was loaded with perfectly (not overly） cooked crunchy colorful bright green broccoli and a sauce that was not too strong, not too sweet, and yet spicy (and not watery).
The dish as it came out looked as if I was being served something at a much more up scale place.
The menu is loaded with great things to such an extent that you should skip the beef, pork and duck sections and go for the many dishes in seafood such as the vast conch pian or sliced dishes selections, the noodle dishes and the Foo Chow or Fuzhou section is long also.
福州式：Fuzhou or Foo Chow Section:
All from 3.00 usd to 7.50 usd with many in between ranging from beef and pork dishes to fish Lamb Meat Noodles Rzor Clams boiled with rice cake (米糕）Ox Tail Duck all from soups to fried and more 。30 plus, wit Rabbit too but Rabbit is not properly translated so look for the roman letters TU MI YAN 兔米面 ‘tumimian’： Rabbit with Rice Noodles $5.50.
PLUS COUNTRY STYLE BOWELS:
One of my favorites, and a Chinese favorite, with beer, 大肠 on the menu as Contry Style Bowels （large pig intestine）
啤酒鸭 'Pi Jiu Ya‘ DUCK with BEER :
And all must try their Beer Cooked Duck, and that is a larger dish at 10.95 .
炒面 STIR FRIED NOODLES：
There is an entire section of about 16 dishes under the title section STIR FRIED NOODLES 炒粉类， and have representation of all from 米粉 'mifen' to 白粿 baiguo: soft white noodles, and the yellow Chinatown factory delivered fresh noodles that on the menu go by 切面 but are termed Egg Noodles in English. They are yellow.
When one is looking for authentic cuisine in Chinatown you can certainly add REACH HOUSE 88 to the list. Just off the corner with Lower Eldridge, and certainly not out of reach。
Bring the whole family or all your friends. Beer is only 1.50 for a 12 oz. of Hienie or Bud and Corona.
88 Reach House
88 Division St, New York, NY 10002
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