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Zheng Yuan Bao Gournmet (sic) in Sunset Park Chinatown


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Zheng Yuan Bao Gournmet (sic) in Sunset Park Chinatown

Jim Leff | Apr 28, 2010 02:09 PM

Barry Strugatz discovery (he's just about the best chowhound I know....he discovered DiFara Pizza, fwiw), and it's great:

Zheng Yuan Bao Gournmet (sic) 805 57th St 718-686-1663
The chef's a fast, super hot wok master. Their Chow Rice Noodle are so balanced, so satisfying. Squid with Chinese New Year Cakes (aka "rice cakes") are slightly charred and wonderful. I want to try that last dish with crab sometime. Don't get stuff like steamed dumplings; stick with wok-ish offerings.

The photos below practically exude wok breath. Notice the slight char on the rice cakes. Squid's perfectly cooked.

If you're there, also hit the amazing rice noodle cart man:

Bonus bonus: wonderful pork bao and veg bao at unnamed venue @5016 8th ave (avoid fried stuff).

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