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Posted by anon on 06/25/2012
My Chinese colleague grabbed me for a trip to this wonton Mecca, and man it didn't disappoint. I let him do the ordering since he spoke the language and was obviously a regular. Everything was wonderful. The chicken, the noodles, the pork. Even though I'm sure that if I went back on my own, I wouldn't be able to order it up the way my buddy did....nonetheless, the chances of ordering something "too" exotic would be minimal as they seem to know who can tolerate what. The portions...Did I tell you about the portions? This place is "doggy-bag" city. Each of the four times I've been here, I've had to take food home. The atmosphere might not grab you, the service might be a little rushed, but the prices are right, the food is real, and this is where the real Chinese food enthusiasts eat. Don't forget to start with the "daily soup". My mouth is watering...
Posted by anonymous on 01/04/2011
This place has the best Wonton along with Roast Pork. The best part is that it is also cheap. I highly recommend this place.
Posted by Michael Loh on 11/05/2009
My wife and I ate here when we visited NYC in Aug of 2007. Like what most reviewers mentioned, the food was good especially considering the pricing which was not extravagant. I am Chinese from Asia so I know what is good Chinese food since we cook and eat it at home everyday. The wonton noodle soup was verygood and so was the congee I had. We shared a plate of vegetable with oyster sauce and found the broccoli stem to be the freshest we had - we don't often get such fresh vegetables back home in the city. What we love most was the steamed rice crepe with shrimp - it was superb! Will definitely eat here again when I re-visit NYC and recommend to friends visiting the Big Apple.
Posted by sa on 01/02/2009
they used to make food really good but as the years went on they probably changed the chefs and the quality has since deteriorated. food isnt as great as it once was, the prices keep going up and rations keep getting smaller. but the food here is still considered cheap compared to other cuisines. decent chinese food for decent prices. you might be asked to share tables with strangers sometimes. you can say no so they give you your own. the waitstaff is freindly but theyre always rushing so dont be offended when they seem to rush you while you order. def must try especially if youre new to new york/chinatown area.
Posted by ally's dad on 12/10/2008
I have been going to Chinatown since college in the mid to late 60's. In those days (right next door) was Hong Fat where 2-3 guys, late at night, could get beef chow fon, fried rice and sweet and sour pork for $10. It was the best. Now there's Big Wong. It is a medium to large space with hanging ducks, ribs and chicken in front. The staff is great - don't be intimidated if they don't always understand you (or you them) at first. The soup with noodles and anything else is as good as it gets. Don't expect the ribs to be hot - they are room temperature and great. The cold soy sauce chicken is marinated and very flavorful. The crowd is 90% chinese except on the weekend. Bowls of congee predominate, along with noodle soup and dishes served with rice that are so cheap in today's market as to almost make you cry. It seems that whatever is made it is ten steps up from even what is usually great in Chinatown. The shrimp and lobster sauce is the best in New York. The rice crepes are etherial. All noodle dishes - especially the chow fon is the gold standard. In short, this is the best food to price restaurant in New York!. It is the Per Se/Robuchon/Daniel/Ko of Mott Street that focuses on pure food, friendly service and no atmosphere! Go, bring cash, enjoy and leave with a big smile and more than "CHANGE" in your pocket and mind. Amities Gourmandes, ally's dad
Posted by Anonymous on 10/15/2008
To the previous reviewer: You ordered stuff that people normally associate with greasy american Chinese delivery joints. This is real Chinese food. Big Wong rocks. I'm so tired of people assuming they know what a certain cuisine is supposed to taste like when they haven't a clue. I once read a review of a Thai joint where the the reviewer only talks about Pad Thai. (that reviewer stated: "I've been to Thailand twice, so I know good Pad Thai.") Are you kidding me? State your opinion but don't make yourself look like a imbecile. It's annoying and offensive to people who grew up and are truely familiar with those cuisines.
Posted by Anonymnous on 02/24/2008
This is a great place for a quick lunch, snack or simple dinner. This is not the place you would order anything that is not already prepared. So congee, wonton noodles, roast meats are delicious. Anything that requires the kitchen to cook (with the exeption of Beef Chow Fun) are not that great. Go across the street to Amazing 66 for meals that need to be prepared.