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MEE Noodle Shop
Posted by pro-diner on 11/14/2007
while i love food, i rarely write food reviews. however, after a recent visit to MEE, i was shocked by the generous rating that this dive restaurant received. so here's my two cents: the decor/atmosphere was non-existent, but given the prices, this is somewhat expected. however, what was unforgiveable was the food. i ordered the tofu and vegetable stir-fry which was frightening to look at - everything was drowning in a heavy brown sauce and the tofu was barely recognizeable. my bf had the chow fun with bbq pork. while this dish looked more appetizing than mine, it didn't taste much better. i know some of the other reviewers raved about the bbq pork, but i thought it was probably the worst i've ever had. five minutes into our lunch, we were trying to figure out where we could go afterwards...
Posted by m.coyle on 10/27/2007
hands down the best pan fried meat dumplings ever! try an egg roll and a sizzling platter; bbq spare ribs are amazing. service is great if your a regular and tip well since the prices are such a bargain.
Posted by LPO on 10/24/2007
I've been going to this place off and on for years. I've found the food to come out steamin' hot (freshly cooked), the vegetables very fresh and good. The spicy dishes also come out rather good. The lunch special isn't the greatest, just because the choices are limited but the hot and sour soup is awesome. If you stick with their regular entrees you can't go wrong. The steamed vegetable or pork dumplings are awesome, the sesame chicken awesome, the roast port soup with mee noodles EXCELLENT. I've been to many other Chinese restaurants in the City and they always let me down, but not this place. Lunchtime is packed, so don't be suprised to be sat down, squeezed in, and pushed out. But, after becoming a regular, the staff is always quite friendly with me. The tea is always hot, the tables are always clean. Me and a friend always get out of there with like $12-15 (with appetizer). Every friend I've taken there loves the place. Don't let the cheap atmosphere fool you, this place is great. If you get a chance order the pineapple slices for dessert and tip the staff well, they deserve it.
Posted by zeffer on 08/12/2007
Stumbled across this place by accident while strolling 9th ave. The decor is nothing -- the same flower patterns and simple pink seats as every other tacky chinese hole-in-the-wall throughout the world. But the food was the best (basic) chinese fare I've had outside of hong kong. DIVINE. Try the wonton noodle soup with roast pork: the pork is barbecued to perfection, with occasional crunchy roasted edges, and the wontons taste authentic and home made. My partner loved the rich tomato fried rice. The service too is simple, no-nonsense, ever-present and fast, just how I like it. This is place is nothing fancy and it's not a place to take a date. It is just dirt-cheap, super-tasty, delicious delicious real cantonese food. I will certainly be back.
Posted by tastnyc on 07/23/2007
i was glad to find out this Chinese restaurant around my home. The food was actually more than I expected. They are fast and tasty. However, never gonna eat in there with very poor ambience and lousy service. It's very unfortunate with its tasty food and scary eat-in experience.
Posted by Jel212 on 06/12/2007
If you don't care about atmosphere or like good Chinese food...This place is perfect. Insane prices, fresh, tasty, filling food. Some of the more traditional dishes can be sauce-heavy, but the sizzling noodles, soups, dumplings - awesome! I've been going for years.
Posted by Daily User on 06/03/2007
Their food is ok but their service is not. I ordered for pick-up and when I came home, i realized that they missed the rice. I called them and ask them to bring the rice. (my apt is only 2 blocks away.) Initially they refused to bring the rice and asked me to come over again. I told to bring the rice since it was their mistake and the owner was telling me it would take very long since they are busy. (when I went to restaurant to pick up my food, i saw three delivery guys just hanging out there.) Probably their business is going very well. But their are very arrogant in terms of service. Also seems quite dirty!!!