Just ate at Noop. It's cool name is backed up by sweet inexpensive chinese fare. It is difficult to stand out in the realm of cheap Chinese food but this place does and I believe deserves a chance!
For apps. I recommend the Roti Canai w/ curry sauce. For a $1.80 you get a "nan-like" pancake that has just the right tear-apart to hard-to-tear-apart ratio. The curry sauce is a little oily but is tasty when slathered on the pancake. I asked and found out it's roots are in southeastern China.
They have many types of juices which I have not tried but I am sure are coddled during their growth to deliciousness.
The basic Chinese dishes are not special content-wise but are cooked very kindly and taste delicious. You start trusting the cook between the first and second bite. This place just opened 2 months ago and they need people to eat their food!
The good value makes a simple dish like shrimp with mixed vegetables so much better (it's yum anyway).
For around 4 dollars you get: a little bowl of wonton soup with two wontons that appear to have been tenderly cared for before being slid into the scallion-enhanced, clean warm liquid; lots of fluffy white rice and the main dish.
There always seems to be a woman eating alone in the back who either loves the place likes she owns the place or she actually owns the place.
I find this place calm and sweet. It is a very good inexpensive homey chinese food cafe in an area (kissing little italy) where I have not found much. (365 Broome St. between Mott and Elizabeth)
I have no affiliation with this place. I just want it to survive.
Try it and maybe give the nice woman behind the counter some tips on how to get the word out so they can afford to hire some delivery people and do more business! If I only had a bike and spoke Mandarin...
If you try it, tell me what you think.