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Need help ordering from Chinese menu for large group in Chinatown


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Need help ordering from Chinese menu for large group in Chinatown

ouselee | Apr 7, 2009 07:05 PM

My family is having a reunion in May, and we hope to have a dinner for the group (30-35 people) in Chinatown. My sister and I, who live in the area and are acting as hosts, find ourselves in a bit of a tricky position. Our family members are most likely expecting to order from the Chinese menus, but our Chinese language skills are not the best and we can't read or write that well. We are also not very familiar with all the restaurants in Chinatown. We are hoping to choose a restaurant within a couple weeks and would like to make a more informed decision than we are able to now. At the moment, our short list is New Shanghai, Peach Farm, and East Ocean City. We are hoping to find out:

1) Are we missing any other great Chinatown places that would accommodate our group? Where would you choose?

2) If you've eaten with a large group at any of these places, what was your experience like?

3) Most importantly, what dishes to order at these restaurants? (If it's something from the Chinese menu, could you describe it and maybe give the pinyin for it?) I did search the archives and found some information, especially for Peach Farm, but we would especially appreciate suggestions for the New Shanghai, which changed management about 5 months ago...

Thank you very much for your assistance!

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