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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:14 PM

Wu's Wonton King stands where Wing Shoon once was (East Broadway and Rutgers). Before Wing Shoon, there was Wing Shing. Before that, the Garden Cafeteria.
 
We went back (Significant Eater was hoping for the ghost of Trotsky) to Wu's Wonton King for lunch yesterday; what we had was pretty tasty.  Good enough roast meats; I've tried the roast pig, the roast pork, the duck and the soy sauce chicken.  The surprise was a bowl of what they call "Bone Soup Noodle," in their "Special Noodle" category.  It's a different prep of broth, made with actual bones (beef, pork, and chicken) allegedly (per our nice waiter) cooked for a long time, as opposed to the 95% salt and MSG broth used in their "HK Style Noodle Soup." And the noodles are quite ramen-y, so they have a nice bite to them (though they will let you select another style of noodle). The soup is cloudy (once again, think ramen) and really tasty without being overly salty.
 
A giant platter of gai lan ($11, with about 6 cloves of minced garlic) was properly cooked - and evenly sliced, so we didn't have to wrestle with long spears of this wonderful vegetable.
 
Nice to have them in the neighborhood.
 
Oh - for those who wonder (and for those who take pictures) - the inside of the place is bright - think dining on the surface of the sun - and you've got the right idea.


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:05 PM

#11 in the live seafood section is "Butt G So White." What could that be?

 

http://www.scribd.co...anton-King-Menu



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:10 PM

#11 in the live seafood section is "Butt G So White." What could that be?

 

http://www.scribd.co...anton-King-Menu

As I wrote on my blog post, that's what I'm interested in (as well as the $21 rack of lamb).



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:20 PM

According to one of my friends who looked at a screen grab of the menu, it's clams (Butt) and scallops (G) in Cantonese style (So). He's still trying to figure out what White means.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:41 PM

Tell SE I'm going to Trotsky's last house in March!
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:54 PM

Tell SE I'm going to Trotsky's last house in March!


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:02 PM

I thought they supplied the ice pick.
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:25 PM

#11 in the live seafood section is "Butt G So White." What could that be?
 
http://www.scribd.co...anton-King-Menu


A lyric from a rap song?
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:30 PM

 

#11 in the live seafood section is "Butt G So White." What could that be?
 
http://www.scribd.co...anton-King-Menu


A lyric from a rap song?

 

Or the name of a rapper. Ice-T. Jam Master Jay. Butt G.



#10 joethefoodie

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:11 PM

I understand the running to the boroughs for great ethnic eats. But I'm really happy this place is here, right up (down?) the block, on East Broadway. Cause I felt like soup today. Bone broth soup, that is...

 

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So, 3 types of dumplings bone broth soup.

 

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#11 Lex

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

That looks great.  Great ethnic food is where you find it.  I've never believed in the ancient Chowhound meme of awarding bonus points for the amount of time it takes to get to a restaurant.  You're lucky that place is near you.


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#12 joethefoodie

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

Ligaya gets around to reviewing Wu's:

 

Two Dungeness crabs face off on the plate, ready to duel. One is battered gold, deep-fried and propped on a rubble of garlic shards; the other has been steamed to a dying-sunset hue and shimmers from a frisk in the wok with ginger, scallions and Shaoxing wine. Only a border of half-moon cucumbers separates them, keeping the peace.

 

 
I gotta get the battling crabs next time!


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:50 PM

I was there on Tuesday and can report that all the oysters on my plate at least pretended to get along.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:50 PM

That's a relief.


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#15 joethefoodie

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

Wu's was quite good last night. Slammed, as it always is on a Sunday eve.

 

Fortunately, our lobster had nothing to fight with.