Of course,these are for breakfast.
KONG KEE ( N.E. corner of bowery & grand )
I've been a regular customer sinece this Tofu store added a samll section of self service eat-in counter and started selling home cooking food,noodles,congee,along whith soy products about 5 yrs ago.
As far as I know, this place makes the best fried cruler & hot fresh made soy milk ( I've tried so many places for these ).For the fried cruler, you have to go in the morning - around 8 to 10 am -, because they only make fried cruler in these 2 hours.Then they stop making.In these hours,they are deep frying the crulers in front of your eyes, and you get super fresh - piping
hot - right out of the fryer - fried cruler.Once you experienced this, you never want going back to the congee places or bakeries where useally serve cold one ( sometimes they nuke...not good...).
Also, the hot soy milk is the best in town.They sell bottled cold soy milk too ( these are also good ), but the real thing is the hot one that they serve at the steam table.This soy milk is not pasteurized, so it's extreamly fresh.It has the body - not waterly thin -,good aroma of soy, and you can taste the nutrition that the real soy milk supposely has ( you never get this taste from a massproduced one ).It's served sweetened or plain.I love plain but for the soy beginner, the sweetened is recommended.Fried cruler is $0.50, and hot soy milk is $0.75.
This place also serve the cheapest meat in town.You can get 3 dishes and rice for $ 2.50, it's cheaper than other Fu Zau buffet.And congee( with some piece of meat,shell fish,veg,thousand year egg) is $1 here.
It's so cheep, but i don't recommend these.It's too greasy and too much MSG to my taste.Also the shianghai mould rice ( rolled rice with dried pork meat flake & small piece of fried cruler & chinese pickles, wrapped in plastic wrap)
is recommened.It's pretty rare thing.The price is $1.
It's worth for getting up early.
Open 7 days.