Category Archives: Pork

Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, New York NY

Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai recently opened on Manhattan’s Upper West Side serving Kitakata style ramen.  They have 57 locations in Japan but can trace their history back to 1958 and Ban Nai Shokudo in Kitakata city.  Kitakata style ramen noodles … Continue reading

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Return to XO Taste

XO Taste and its sister restaurant XO Kitchen are two of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan’s Chinatown (reviewed here and here).  I am not sure is XO refers directly to XO Cognac or to XO Sauce, which itself refers to … Continue reading

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Return to Bund Shanghai Restaurant and a Shout Out to Yuet Lee

The Bund is one of the few restaurants in San Francisco’s old Chinatown neighborhood specializing in Shanghainese food. Most of the city’s Shanghainese restaurants are in the newer Chinatowns in the Sunset and Richmond neighborhoods.  I previously reviewed their Steamed … Continue reading

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Tampopo Ramen, NY, NY

Washington Height’s Tampopo Ramen is Manhattan’s northern most ramen bar.  The place is named for, and decorated in reference to, the classic 1985 Japanese cult film about creating the perfect bowl of ramen.  The restaurant is small, with an open … Continue reading

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STEAM Noodle Cafe, Great Barrington, MA

STEAM Noodle Cafe is a tiny joint with one small round table for 3, counter space for another 8-10 people and two small tables out back in the parking lot.  The Thai chef serves up a pan-Asian menu that includes … Continue reading

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Tim Ho Wan, New York, NY

Billing itself as the world’s cheapest Michelin Starred restaurant, Tim Ho Wan is an international chain of dim sum restaurants.  The first location in Hong Kong earned a star in 2010 and has kept it for the pas 9 years, … Continue reading

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Dumpling Shack, London UK

Dumpling Shack, at the Old Spitalfields Market, serves a Chinese street-food menu of dumplings and noodles.  It is a small stall with room for about three employees to rapid fire serve dumplings to the throngs who lunch at the Market.  … Continue reading

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Murger Han, London, UK

Northwestern Chinese Xi’an style restaurants and food trucks are widely available in NYC, in a large part due to the excellent Xi’an Famous Foods, but there seem to be very few Xi’an style restaurants in London. One that I did … Continue reading

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Leong’s Legend, London, UK

Leong’s Legends Continue has been my go-to restaurant in London’s Chinatown for years, so I was sad to see the “Permanently Closed” tag for it on Yelp.  Thankfully though, the restaurant has merely moved around the corner onto the main … Continue reading

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Return to Tipsy Shanghai, New York NY

After enjoying Little Alley, but not getting the full soup filled experience from their Sheng Jian Bao, I was craving these pan fried buns and so a few days latter headed back to Tipsy Shanghai.  In my prior review of Tipsy … Continue reading

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