I have read universally good things about this place and would like to try it either this Friday or the following Friday. (I don't know if First Friday really affects Chinatown, but would like to avoid that kind of Bedlam if at all possible).
What are the "absolutely do not miss" items. i.e. the BBQ Platter or "Broken Rice". Noodle dishes? Soups?
Also, is it going to be a mob scene (I'm willing to get there before 8pm to avoid an extremely long wait).