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Chinatown recs for Chinese parents?

meuri | Apr 6, 2009 09:24 AM

I'm in Manhattan working for just a month, but my parents have decided to come visit me from semi-rural California for a few days. They're Chinese (dad is Cantonese and mom from Taiwan) and definitely not adventurous - they want Chinese food. I would like to take them to Chinatown for several dinners and let them have all sorts of regional cuisines since they can't get that at home, but I haven't gotten a chance to explore Manhattan Chinatown yet because of the job. Any suggestions? I'm planning on Joe Shanghai and Cantoon Garden from my reads here on the board, but would like to hear other possibilities (Congee Village? Great NY Noodle? Supertaste? Others?) The main issue here is that my mom is pretty fastidious, so although my dad and I have no problem eating great food in dirty little joints or roaming to different places to get a special dish here and there, my mom would hate it. I'm not able to take them to Flushing or any of the other boroughs. Addresses or intersections would help immensely - no "near (landmark building/bridge)" directions unless they get more specific. Thanks!

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