This is a follow up to a posting of my from two or three years ago on fish noodles (i.e., noodles made partially from fish, as opposed to noodles served with fish) which I have been unable to exhume. As previously recounted I had run into these fish noodles at a Fujianese restaurant in Orlando and inquired without response as to whether the same item could be found in Manhattan Chinatown, particularly somewhere off of East Broadway. I did note that there was a restaurant on East Broadway with the same name as the Orlando restaurant, Zheng's Family Garden, but never encountered it on my trips on East Broadway, though I wasn't specifically looking for it either. However, I finally decided to seek out the Manhattan branch of Zheng's and located it downstairs at 151 East Broadway, almost to Rutgers St. The menu at this branch of Zheng's appeared to be identical to the Florida location, and does contain the fish noodles. Indeed, this must be their specialty because it took them less than a minute to fill my order for fish noodle soup. These noodles had the same elastic crunch as in the Orlando branch (and as the fish skin fish dumpling wrappers at Ivy's Deli in Austin, Texas.) So again I need to ask if this dish might be available anywhere else in or around East Broadway.
Zheng's Family Garden
151 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002