I should preface this by saying that I tend to be partial to New Green Bo and went there for dinner last night. We had crab and pork soup dumplings (amazing as always), pan-fried pork dumplings (really good), and the eggplant in garlic sauce (also amazing). Then, at the recommendation of many here and elsewhere we got the yellow fish in seaweed (ie. fish sticks)-- they were definitely good, nice subtle seaweed-y flavor, but way too oily. We also got the Shanghai pan fried noodles-- they were good, but no great. They lacked flavor and were sitting in a kind of non descript brown sauce, although texture was good, a little chewy and a little crunchy and they came with all sorts of veggies, meat, shrimp, etc.. Again, good, but not great. Overall the meal was still terrific. And for all that plus a couple beers we spent about $45.
Now, on to this posting. I have a cousin coming in from out of town in May and wants "really good Chinese food". Since he isn't here that much I want to make sure to take him to the best of Chinatown. My immediate reaction was New Green Bo, but I know that there are definitely some people that would disagree. Since I haven't seen any postings about this recently...
where should I take him? NGB, Noodletown, Yeah Shanghai or something else altogether? Oh, and what should we order there too? Fancy/atmosphere is not important--
Thanks in advance.