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Chinatown 1/9/08

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Chinatown 1/9/08

jumpingmonk | Jan 11, 2008 05:11 PM

Hi, everybody
It been a while since I did one of these Chintown postings. (mostly because I don't really do these chinatown walkabouts during the summer and autumn, since I prefer to spend my time at the farmer's markets. okay here goes

First stop: Spring boy (at leastr that was the name on the awning the menu only has the name in Chinese characters. (81 Allen Street). When I tried to call this place I was met with a quick hello followed by an immdietate hanging up of the phone. Normally this would be enough to get me to give up and move on but sich i was going to pass it anyway and was intrigued by their menu offer of sauteed tortoise meat (most of the place I have found who have this on thier menu immdeatey respond with a "we don't serve that anymore" when I actually order it) led me to actually go in an place the order face to face after a little initial confusion i atuall was able to get an order of the tortoise. I had had the chinese turthe soups available on division strret (at Sunrise 27 and Fullen seafood respectively) and this was a nice chage, it was little spicer than I like (but I'm a bit of a spice wimp) and a bit gloppier but on the whole not bad

Wing shoon (165 E.Broadway) I actually went down to this place on the basis of a note in meupages that the resturaunt had closed and I wanted to check out whateve had prelaced it. As it turns out, Wing Shoon is alive and well. However I did not begrudge the trip as it took me by the chinese jerkey place on Canal street (don't remeber the name but its between Allen and I Believe orchard) which in my opion produces the best pork jerey in all of chinatown (it atucally tastes of grilling) tried both basic pork and pork slice (basics better slice is a little too winey and peppery and so has a slight slim jim flavor that is out of place in a pork jerkey)

Yung Sun (47 East Broadway) Foochow Duck Soup
I order this on the assumption that it was similar to the tasty Old Duck soup at Heavely Bamboo in Midtown. Boy, was I wrong. The only way to describe this version is GAMY it also had a strong flavor of common mushrooms (a bit odd cosider there was only one mushroom in the soup and it was a chinese black) there were also a lot of wolfberries which while they may be good for your heatlt do not make the soup taste any better.

I next was planning to get some fujian wonton soup at the sweet spring cafe (25 catherine street) however I was told they no longer make it anymore (oh well there always Good taste on eldrige.

NY Noodletown (28 bowey): Peking Duck rolls and salt baked squid The Peking duck rolls were still the same tasty garlic chive laden things they alays were however the salt bakes sqid which as really goo the last time i had it was a bit stick and undersalted.

that eveything from last week will get bak after next weeks trip

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