If you want some high-quality dim sum, and you don’t want to sit at a big round table for two hours, go to Dim Sum VIP. It’s a small place on Mott Street with an all-day dim sum menu, and it’s a good spot for a quick lunch or dinner. Bring a small group, or stop by for a solo meal, and order the crispy shrimp rice rolls.
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88 Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle & Dumpling
Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle & Dumpling is a Chinese spot on Bowery with excellent dumplings and knife-cut noodles.
Banh Mi Saigon Bakery
Banh Mi Saigon is a sandwich shop in the back of a jewelry store, and makes one of the best banh mis in Chinatown.
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Macao Trading Co.
"Look for the red lantern," instructs the Macao Trading Co. website. This is how you will know you have reached your destination - the Portuguese colony of Macao circa 1952, "a fugitive's heaven from which there is no turning back." Awesome. We're apparently having dinner at Universal Studios tonight.
Chubby Princess is a counter-service Chinese spot in FiDi from the people behind MáLà Project.
Szechuan House is a Szechuan restaurant in Flushing that’s been around since the 1980s.
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Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine
Skip nearby Vanessa's Dumplings in favor of the superior Shu Jiao Fu Zhou when you're looking for excellent, cheap Chinatown dumplings.
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