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Quest for Wonton


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Quest for Wonton

timita | Aug 27, 2006 02:15 PM

Quest for Wonton
So... about 7 years ago I was in NYC and me and my dad happened upon this wonderful wonton restaurant in Chinatown. 2 years later, I was able to find it again by wandering around the neighborhood for a few hours and completely wowed my friend that I was with. I got the takeout menu at the time but have since lost it and forgotten the name, exact location, etc... I'll be in NY at the beginning of September and desperately need need need to find this place and eat their wontons. Here's what I remember about it:
Location: Not right in the middle of Chinatown, near a big street with a lot of electronics shops and maybe a park nearby, it's on a small street, almost a little alley.
Interior: You walk in the front door and there's a counter/noodle bar to your right, you sit at the counter and order and I think there's also a ledge on the left side you can sit your plates on. It's long and small, shotgun style from the front door and I don't remember any tables, although there may be a dining room in the back I missed. It's a little dingy, but not bad. I remember light wood paneling or light brown paint.
Menu: They have 2 or three different types of wontons/dumplings steamed or panfried, one kind is vegetarian with tofu, and they sell the wontons frozen too to take home. They also have noodle dishes and this really good scallion Chinese pancake which is real flat and eggy. The wontons are some of the best packages of deliciousness I have ever put in my mouth (hey, I'm still craving it 7 years later), and I must find it again.
If anyone knows maybe what I'm talking about, please please give me some info, what street it's on, or even just near, because otherwise I will drag my unwitting boyfriend around Chinatown looking for it until we happen upon it again, and he's good to me-- he doesn't deserve that kind of treatment. Thanks in advance, I trust y'all.

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