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Posted by Vicky on 06/25/2013
I met a friend here at 5:45 pm to have dinner before a show. The food was really good, and very inexpensive, even though I didn't get what I ordered. I would love to have picked up some baked goods that looked awesome, but it was clear that at 7 pm we had to clear out. And yet, I would go again, that's how good the food was. Zero atmosphere, and the woman pretends not to know English. I wish that people who did such good work and had a good business, people were in and out for take out the entire time we were there, could feel better about life. It was really sad. I thanked the crabby woman and she kept her back turned to me and said, "Bye!" Very family style, you get guilt served up with the meal. Just like Mom's.
Posted by sesame ball addict on 04/23/2011
Look, we've all been there: broke as hell and hungrier than hell...what to do? Head down to this spot and get some bakery items. They are ALWAYS fresh. Now, if you're looking for typical Ameri-Asian fare, I can't help you. I'm a huge fan of Chinese bakery items, so I can only speak about that. They have a delicious curry chicken puff that is flaky, savory and yummy. Under $2. Sesame balls, roasted pork buns (all to be found on a dim sum menu) that will make you smile and do the happy dance. I've been able to satisfy my cravings, & enjoy what I've eaten for under $3.00- consistently. If you're feeling frisky and it's a hot summer day, try a frozen lychee 'shake'. You will be very happy and very refreshed. I've never had a problem with the staff there. In fact, when I've asked about an item I'm unfamiliar with, they've been more than willing to help me. Go in with an open mind and leave with goodies that will keep you sated. AND you'll still have money in your pocket.
Posted by piggie diaries on 03/25/2011
I LOVEEE their pineapple custard buns, they are the best I've had in Manhattan, and they're only 80 cents! They also have super cheap lunch food and other delicious Chinese bakery staples.
Posted by miss chinatown on 03/11/2008
lunch is a bargain compared to americanized chinese restaurants. this is no frills chinese food with lots of msg (i could taste it in every bite, as compared to the after taste after the whole meal) and low quality meat. The beef in my dish was soft but only because it's been soaking in tenderizer. decent food if you're craving chinatown food and can stand the overuse of msg.
Posted by Cansei De Ser Sexy on 01/08/2008
This place is chinese food at its very core, which means that there are no frills, you'll get great food at great value, and the food is always fresh. that said, the reviewer below needs to smarten up. if the service is brisk, then you must be also. Don't be hating on asian places and wanting deli's. I mean seriously, the food and value alone is enough for this place. Speak up and stop whining!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/04/2008
if you like rude service, go here. they make me feel as if they're doing me a favor..."...what you want?", and whenever i go in there, i am ignored unless i speak up, louder than them...a friendly smile? i don't think they know what that means or does. so i stopped going. i don't need people like that to ruin my day, why support thei business? they closed for a while...i was very happy...but they are reopened!!! what we need on this block is a nice deli...with fresh, clean, recognizable things to eat, and courteous service.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/19/2007
I wandered in and found the most delicious breakfast ever for New Yorkers on the go. They make "Scallion Bacon Buns" fresh every morning for 70 cents each. I cannot stay away from the place for that reason. Ive never had a Scallion bacon bun,,,,now I eat two every morning. My breakfast in Midtown is $1.40 cents. Cannot beat that, ever. Forget the atmosphere - its more of a take out place. It rules.