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Posted by Born and raised in Shanghai on 07/23/2005
You've never had really chinese food until you've eaten here! Don't be fooled by those other chinese take out places, this is the real deal! Being able to speak fluent Shanghainese, the service at my table was fabulous! The food was even better. I suggest the scallion pancakes for an appetizer - they're the best I've had in this city. I can afford to eat here, even as a broke college student at NYU!
Posted by alpinebomber on 06/18/2005
This is a regular for me and a friend...worth the long stroll from the village... Crispy duck, shanghai cabbage, and scallion pancakes are superb and unlike anything McChinese food you'll ever have...try anything on the menu and it will be superlative, including the 'Western Standards', but why hold your palate back like that? Anything from their 'cold dishes' section is an enjoyable culinary experience...their casseroles, poultry, and braised noodles are things that you won't normally find at a McChinese restaurant...why not try them? Fresh-tasting (no MSG), with clean flavors that just make you happy... Top it off with the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory afterwards (it's across the street - black sesame and taro are really interesting!), AND gelato from Little Italy... Service can be brusque, but it is efficient. This isn't a four star nyc restaurant for crying out loud. You're there for the food. Honestly, they're probably nicer to identifiable tourists...at least they have an excuse...the first couple of times I went we got scolded for ordering too much food (three dishes for two big eater is ample), which was completely true (we had ordered five dishes), but I explained I didn't live nearby and actually wanted leftovers to take home...it was annoying at first, but once I realized that they knew what they were talking about, I was cool...
Posted by Chinese Food Connoisseur on 06/08/2005
The food at New Green Bo is amazing, the Singapore noodles and pork dumplings are must-haves. However, if you do not speak Chinese, the staff can be rude. I went with a caucasian friend who asked for duck sauce - big mistake. They ignored her and our table after that.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/14/2005
to die for. Just perfectly fried and battered. The Egg Foo Young was cooked to perfection also. We will be back there!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/30/2005
Although I rarely venture into Chinatown this restaurant is really worth the trip. Take advantage of some of the restaurant's less traditional chinese fair and I recommend ordering as you go along because the portions are tremendous. Definitely try the tiny buns or "soup dumplings" and an order of the the ginger and scallion crabs (way messier than any BBQ and ten times tastier). We also ordered the sesame beef as a safetly food and it was delicious as well. Three dishes can easily feed two people and leave you with some chinese leftovers. Four dishes is a gut buster and I can't even move right now. Oh yeah, save room for dessert (impossible) for the best ice cream in the city and venture across the street to the Chinatown IceCream Factory.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/04/2005
"Bo" means "wave," and in the old Chinese section of Shanghai there is a famous teahouse of the same name. This restaurant has been around in New York Chinatown for quite awhile but it seems to have caught on only recently. Dumplings are extremely fresh, hot and succulent, but the regular dishes also are flavorful and authentically prepared. Their fish fillet in wine sauce is as good as any I've had in Shanghai or Hong Kong.
Posted by ms. soho on 02/03/2005
An excellent choice of restaurant while visiting Chinatown. A very shanghai-y place. It's right in the heart of the place, which allows for wandering off for shopping or dessert afterwards! (Ice Cream Factory, Bubble Tea places... pastry/bakeries...yum) Their steamed pork dumplings are fantastic! Has a bit of soup inside. Be careful! It's hot. I like to put a little opening up top to have it cool.. and then I eat it slowly with the soup and meat w/ some vinegar. =) For appetizer, I recommend also, the wine chicken and jellyfish. (these 2 are cold dishes) They are personal favorites. Their rice cakes are good. I ordered the Eggplant w/ garlic sauce over rice which was great. The sauce they have is tasty so you can spread it all over the rice and enjoy each scrumptious bite with sauce stirred in with eggplant.