Tag Archives: New York City

Legend Upper West, New York City

Legend, part of a local chain of Asian restaurants, is a relatively new Szechuan style restaurant on the border of the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights. They serve a fair amount of American-Chinese dishes, but also some interesting items … Continue reading

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Grand Sichuan, NYC

Grand Sichuan is a New York City mini-chain of restaurants with locations in Hells Kitchen, Chelsea, the East and West Village, Flushing Queens and Jersey City. I have been to both the Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea locations and this review … Continue reading

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Cafe China, NYC

I have been to Cafe China several times since it opened and have tried a lot of the dishes which have almost always been excellent – try the fried rice with tea smoked duck. The decor evokes images of 1930s … Continue reading

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Himalayan Yak Restaurant, New York City

The Himalayan Yak Restaurant presents you with four menus – Indian, Tibetan, Nepali and “Exotic Himalayan”. The time I went, there was a great ambiance, a truly multi-national-ethnic clientele having a good time.  The restaurant has a pretty lively bar … Continue reading

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Franchia Vegan Cafe, Pan Asian, New York City

While its feet are firmly planted in Korea, Franchia is really a pan-asian restaurant with Chinese and Japanese sections of the menu. It also has an asian tapas menu on which the”Vegan ‘lobster’ ball stick” and “Vegetables dim sum buns” … Continue reading

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XO Kitchen, New York City

XO Kitchen mainly serves dim sum style small plates and has a huge menu supplemented by at least two other specials menus and by specials and additions listed on pieces of paper taped to the walls. The menu ranges from … Continue reading

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Phayul, New York City, Momo

There are thought to be ~9,000 Tibetans living in the United States and 7,000 are estimated to live in New York City. However, this is hard to verify since the US Census data on foreign born residents groups Tibetans with … Continue reading

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Shanghai Asian Cuisine, NYC

I really wanted to give Shanghai Asian Cuisine a great review, both for the nostalgia I have for this spot and for the food, but they shorted us $20 on the change on our bill and when we asked about … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Dumplings, New York City

Vanessa’s Dumplings is becoming something of a cheap dumpling institution in New York City, with a location on Eldridge Street in China Town and a location on 14th street at the northern border of the East Village. Vanessa’s tag line … Continue reading

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Are Pasties the English Dumplings?

If we begin with the definition that a dumpling is a sealed pocket of dough that encloses a savory or sweet filling, then I think the Pasty counts as the English dumpling. Pasties are baked and a lot larger than … Continue reading

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