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Spring 2015: New in Chinatown

scoopG | May 15, 201512:26 PM

Some new places have just opened...

1) Canton Lounge
70 Mott St.
Tel: 212-219-8066

Open 11 am to 11 pm

Of note on the menu: Tianjin Goubuli stuffed buns, Fish Pie, Ningbo Rice Ball Soup, Casseroles and Sautéed T-Bone Steak. 70+ lunch specials starting at $5.75.

Tianjin Goubili Stuffed Buns (天津狗不理包子-Tiānjīn gǒu bù lǐ bāozi) are a famous steamed snack from northern China that dates to the mid 19th century. Goubili (狗不理- gǒu bù lǐ ) means “ignore the dog. Seems some young fellow nicknamed Dog became famous for his buns but when busy and stressed paid no attention to his customers. This gave rise to the expression that this Dog sells steamed buns but ignores his customers. That morphed into “ignore the dog.”

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2) Cutting Board
53 Bayard St.
Tel: 212-528-0188

Open 11 am to 11 pm

Canto-Pop or Asian-style Western food with everything from Shake Shake Fries (Parmesan Cheese, Togarashi and Seaweed) and Stir-Fried Kimchee Sliced Beef to Omuraisu (Butter Rice, Miso Ketchup) to Ox Tongue with Spaghetti in a Red Wine Sauce. On tap: Roasted Rice Tea, Yogurt CoCo Drinks and Sesame Black Milk Tea.

3) Sharkey’s Café
48 Mulberry St. (between Baxter and Worth).
Tel: 212-804-8183

Breakfast, pastries, sandwiches….

4) Sichuan Hot Pot
34 Pell St.
Tel: 212-267-8866

Second location of a Flushing restaurant at 136-20 38th Avenue. Former location of ABC Restaurant. Out to prove that NYC needs another Sichuan place.

5) 21 Shanghai House
21 Division St.
Tel: 212-226-8998

Open 10:30 am to 9:30 pm (10:30 pm on weekends)

XLB of course and 22 lunch specials for $5.50.

6) King’s Kitchen
92 East Broadway
Tel: 212-966-728

Open everyday from 6 am to 11 pm.

Cantonese BBQ roast meats, Congee, 17 Claypot Rice Casseroles (煲仔飯 bāo zǎi zi fàn or Bo Zai Fan) including Quail, Taro and Salted Fish and Minced Meat.

7) Beautiful Memory Desserts
69A Bayard St.
Tel: 212-788-1888

Open 11 am to 11 pm - later on weekends

Flushing outpost lands in Manhattan.
Lau’s 2012 report:

8) Spicebox
33 Pell St.
Tel: 212-233-9888

Open 11 am to 9 pm

Southern China via Japan. Some 20+ savory and sweet Crêpes. From Happy Thanksgiving (smoked turkey, honey glazed ham, organic farm egg, fresh farm greens and house mayo) to Field of Ireland (kiwis, raspberries, Bailey’s sauce, whipped yogurt cream and house Nutella chocolate sauce). Green Tea Shakes for $6.00

9) When did Excellent Pork Chop House morph into the Taiwan Pork Chop House?

Taiwan Pork Chop House
3 Doyers St.
Tel: 212-791-7007


Canton Lounge,
Cutting Board Deli,
Sichuan Hot Pot Cuisine,
21 Shanghai House,
Taiwan Pork Chop House
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