I was alerted to this article in the "NY Magazine's 'Sichuan Belt' in midtown Manhattan" thread: http://www.menuism.com/blog/manhattan...
Here's a list of the places mentioned:
Cha Chan Tang at 45 Mott Street
Mottzar Kitchen at 70 Mott St.
Full House Café at 97 Bowery
Lee Chung Café, located at 82 Madison St.
Noodle Village at 13 Mott St.
Cutting Board, 53 Bayard
Spicy Village at 68B Forsyth St. (formerly He Nan Flavor)
Diamond Hill Café at 147 Canal St. (for want of a better description is the “Asian Chipotle,” and therefore probably not worth our attention)
85 Chinese Restaurant at 85 Chrystie St. (formerly Yogee)
Xi’an Famous Foods at 67 Bayard St.
Poon Kee at 39 Monroe St.
Xian has been covered extensively and doesn't need to be covered in this thread. Spicy Village/He Nan Flavor has also been covered pretty extensively and is a very good and worthwhile place to visit if you have a reason to be in the neighborhood.
I've been to Noodle Village, though not recently, and found it very good. I went to the old Yogee and was very underwhelmed. I haven't been to the rest of these and would love to hear your opinions on whether they were well picked for an article by this title.