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Marco Polo in Chinatown


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Marco Polo in Chinatown

Lauren | | Oct 11, 2000 02:16 PM

An office mate and I just made our bimonthly lunchtime trek to Chinatown, and this time around we chose Marco Polo based on the mentions of it on this board. I'm actually eating it right now, and it's delicious (even though we're being abused for "stinking up" the office). We got ginger and scallion lo mein, which is standard but very good, and seafood congee, again pretty standard but quite tasty; mainly done with fish cake, but a few huge, wonderfully fresh shrimp floating around, too. We also got the dried shrimp with bitter melon and soybean noodle casserole, which is a knockout. The clear noodles are really supple and fresh, with a huge amount of dried shrimp mixed in and lots of melon and shiitakes to cut the saltiness. The menu is huge, as are the portions, and really reasonable - the three dishes came to $16 and we've got a bunch left over. They've got almond and mango tofu listed as desserts, which I'd like to try on the next visit. Has anyone had these?