I hesitated to post about the restaurant because I haven't made up my mind about it, but since there has been posts about zhonzi, i figure i'd throw one in.
if you like the kind of zhonzi with peanuts, pork(sausage), black forest mushroom, and the yolk of a salted duck egg, then...there's a version of it at Jobee(on Howard btw Lafayette and Centre), the now-open, now-closed, Taiwanese restaurant in Chinatown. (the ONLY Taiwanese pretty much). Funny enough it's listed on the Taiwanese menu as Taiwanese Pork Dumpling (and there's a sweet version that i haven't tried), so unless you read Chinese and know the characters for Zhonzi, you'll probably miss it. The zhonzi is smaller than usual which makes the rice to filling ration better. It's served on the wrapper that's been trimmed, and on a plate, wih a side of the red garlicky sauce.
I ordered the rice vermicelli with Intestine, which was well cleaned and simply prepared with the characteristic fried shallots bits and finely chopped Chinese celery . The Taiwanese "Ba Wan" is listed as "Taiwanese Ball", and was again, prepared so close to how it should be, but was just too tough, and wasn't cut into four as is usually done, so i had problem cutting it, and even chewing it. . The red sauce the sauce is good. i asked asbout stinky tofu. They only have it for take out now, but due to a party the night before they were fresh out , so i couldn't get some to try.
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