Walk down Mott Street, and you’ll probably see a line of people waiting to get into a little door in between Wo Hop and Hop Kee. That’s when you know you’ve made it to Shanghai 21 (formerly known as Shanghai Asian Manor). This spot should be on the shortlist of places to go if you’re with a group and someone has demanded soup dumplings. Both the crab and pork options have an impressive amount of broth in them, and they’re delicious.
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Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles serves, yep you guessed it - hand-pulled noodles, in Chinatown.
If it’s 3am and you’re in Chinatown, you should consider eating Chinese food in the basement at Wo Hop.
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Szechuan Mountain House 川山甲
Szechuan Mountain House is a casual Szechuan spot in Flushing that makes some of our mapo tofu in the city.
Peng’s Noodle Folk
At Peng’s, you can get a variety of noodle and rice dishes. It’s some of the best casual food on the Upper East Side, especially if you like ramen.
Kai Feng Fu Dumpling House
Kai Feng Fu Dumpling House is a cash-only spot in Sunset Park with minimal seating and excellent fried dumplings that cost $1.50 per order.
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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.
Nha Trang One
On a block of Vietnamese places on Baxter Street in Chinatown, Nha Trang is our favorite for pho.
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