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Good Manhattan places for manti or other Central Asian/Eastern European foods?

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Good Manhattan places for manti or other Central Asian/Eastern European foods?

susan 3733 | Aug 14, 2006 12:56 AM

We'll be in Manhattan with our two girls (ages 7 & 12), staying at the Hotel Benjamin on 50th/Lex, arriving Fri night and staying only until Sun.

Our girls grew up in Kazakhstan (a country bordering Russia, China/Mongolia and near Uzbekistan). They only arrived in the U.S. about 6 months ago. We live in the San Diego area (although I'm a former NYC dweller), where we haven't been able to find places that serve favorite foods from their childhood, such as manti, pelmeni, borscht, golubtsi. Manti is by far, the most favorite of all their foods, so we plan to find at least one good place to have manti while we're in NY. I've done a search on the Manhattan board and found a few places serving manti: Turkish Kitchen, Taam Tov (sounds like a perfect place but, unfortunately, looks like it's only open Mon-Fri), Pasha (might be too pricey and fancy for us), Ali Baba and Zeytin.

I'd love to hear your comments/opinions on any of the above places as well as any suggestions for others. I was also thinking about Veselka because they serve pelmeni.

I miss NY and its fabulous food! Thanks in advance.

Susan

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