Thanks so much for the Deluxe Market rec in Chinatown, I never would have stopped in. From the outside, it looks like so many other food places and hot buffets in Chinatown. My son is a ten year old scallion pancake maven. He looked so mournful when he tore into the scallion pancake. "Mom, he cried, I'll never be able to eat these at Empire Szechuan again!" The jook was surprisingly fresh, even tho we were eating at 2 PM on Sunday. But,the shrimp rolls (shrimp in rice pancakes) were very mediocre and the crullers were just OK. We ran out of steam before the peanut soup. This almost makes up for the demise of Triple Eight, a place that a few years ago was really good, especially for a large dim sum place.
A couple of questions - is there any difference in the two food counters - the Mott and the Elizabeth street? We mainly ate the Mott food entrance food, but the shrimp rolls were from the Elizabeth entrance, and I wonder if that made a difference.
What else can people recommend at that place? I read about fried dumplings, but there were a few types of fried dumplings. Any guidance? And yes, next time, with the peanut soup I will try the Peking duck sandwiches.
BTW, did other people think the jook was good or have I just not been to the really good congee places lately?