Category Archives: Chinese

Din Tai Fun, Seattle, WA

The third floor food court of downtown Seattle’s Pacific Place mall hosts an outpost of the Taiwanese soup dumpling chain Din Tai Fun.  The entrance to the restaurant features a wall of windows that look in on the dumpling production line. … Continue reading

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China Wok Express, Northampton MA

China Wok Express is a classic American-Chinese take-out joint incongruously housed in a building with a Swiss red roof chalet type thing going on.  I was there at lunch time and the place was jammed with people waiting for take-out or … Continue reading

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Han Dynasty, New York NY

Han Dynasty is a mini-chain of Szechuan restaurants based in Philadelphia that has two outposts in Manhattan.  The first location opened in the East Village to multiple good reviews, as did the second on the Upper West Side.  But after … Continue reading

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Flaming Kitchen, New York, NY

The gloriously named, Flaming Kitchen, serves Szechuan style dishes in a sleek modern styled dining room on the Bowery in New York City.  In addition to its main Szechuan menu, Flaming Kitchen has a Chinese-Cajun menu that features shrimp, crawfish … Continue reading

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Dim Sum VIP, New York, NY

The chefs at Dim Sum VIP have over 30 years of dim sum making experience in restaurants from Hong Kong to New York. Their restaurant is a narrow, bare bones storefront joint, seating maybe 50 people at small tables and a counter. The … Continue reading

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One more stop at Great Wall, Florence, MA

Its a busy time at the day job, so this will be a quick post. I have been to Great Wall twice before (here and here), but I was looking at the menu recently and realized there was still one … Continue reading

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Jing Fong, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Founded in 1978, Jing Fong in Chinatown is the largest dim sum restaurant in New York City, with 20,000-square-feet of space and 800 seats.  It began at 24 Elizabeth Street with 150 seats and then in 1993 it moved to the giant … Continue reading

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Manhattan Valley Dumpling Tour

The Manhattan Valley neighborhood is situated between the Upper West Side and Columbia University’s Morningside Heights neighborhoods.  The neighborhood has perennially been on the edge of booming or gentrifying or becoming at hot residential neighborhood, with articles going back to … Continue reading

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Wow Bao brings back the Automat

Automats were fast food restaurants, popular in the U.S. in the mid-1900’s,  where simple foods and drink were served by vending machines.  The world’s first Automat opened in Berlin, Germany in 1895 and they were brought to the U.S. in 1902 by the … Continue reading

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Panda Garden, Williamsburg, MA

I am always skeptical of Chinese restaurants that have Panda or Wok in their name.  But Williamsburg, MA’s Panda Garden had been strongly recommended to me and the online menu listed some interesting sounding dishes, like Twice Cooked Pork and … Continue reading

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