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anniebananie | Oct 7, 200511:39 AM     9

We just took friends visiting from NYC who are serious eaters to China Village last night. They said they haven't had anything like it in NYC and were completely delighted.

Our menu:

cucumber w/ spicy sauce (great)
lamb dumplings (good, not great--a little dough-y)
braised pork shoulder w/ baby bok choy (great)
village special seafood noodle soup (last night only good--the broth less rich/dimensional than usual)
village special lamb (great)
watercress in garlic sauce (great-minus,not quite as garlicky as usual)
sesame flatbread (great--arrived hot and well-cooked)

Our friends' questions:

1)(addressed to bi-coastal posters/lurkers:) where can they get this kind of food in NYC?

2) from what parts of China do dishes like the lamb (w/ its unusual cumin flavoring) orginate?

And thanks to Chowhound for introducing us to China Village, such that we could introduce them!

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