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The former World Tong

howdini | Jun 6, 201310:09 PM     12

...is now called Good Day, and they do a bang-up dim sum. This is, l think, the second change in ownership since the original closed, and it might be back to its former heights. l'm no expert by any means, but the food is very tasty and fresh. l went today at about half past twelve: the place was packed, as it always is at prime lunch time and weekend breakfast/lunch. l ordered the thinly-sliced braised beef ribs in the peppery sauce [forgive me, as l don't know what most of the dishes are called]. Very tender, and not gristly. Also had the beef in rice crepes [l thought l was ordering the fried dough in rice crepes, one of my favorites, but it turned out to be a most happy mistake]: the crepes were nice and light, not gummy.

l was seated at table with a couple of Chinese women who had their tween/teenage kids with them: among their dishes was an order of deep fried rice noodles, flattened and shaped into crispy pancakes, with Chinese broccoli on the same plate. Along with it they ordered a bowl of beef sauce, sprinkled with cilantro on top, which they spooned onto the pancakes. l gave this stuff an admiring look, and one of the moms spontaneously popped a slice of the pancake onto my plate, along with a good dollop of sauce and a couple of broccoli spears: delicious! She wouldn't accept any of my food in return.

l asked her if they came here when it was World Tong, and what she thought: she told me that she thinks it's better now! She also said she likes it better than Pacificana.

Between Good Day and Spicy Bampa, Boro Park is pretty durn good for Chinese food. Not the dizzying variety of Sunset Park, but enough to keep me happy.

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