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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:34 PM

say we have a lunch free one day and have a hankering for dim sum, is there anywhere in manhattan that would be recommended? keep in mind that anything will likely be far superior to what we get in minnesota, though, of course, we would prefer some place good.


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#2 GerryOlds

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:39 PM

Jing Fong's still got it, baby!

 

From last month: https://www.nytimes....g-new-york.html

 

ETA: The original Nom Wah Tea Parlor is also still great.



#3 joethefoodie

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:45 PM

And I'll throw my 2 cents in, if the insanity of Jin Fong scares you, for the old school Nom Wah, on Doyers.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:46 PM

Jing Fong's still got it, baby!

 

 

 

 

i see there's a branch right by us on amsterdam ave.


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current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#5 mongo_jones

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:48 PM

are these both cart places? we generally prefer a la carte ordering, no matter what the size of the restaurant.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#6 Sneakeater

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

As opposed to a la cart?

 

(SOMEBODY had to.)


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#7 mongo_jones

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:50 PM

i see nom wah is a la carte. that might do it for us--especially with the "oldest dim sum parlor in new york" thing thrown in.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#8 GerryOlds

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

Yeah, Nom Wah has a great throwback vibe, and Doyers is such a fun, quirky little bend of Manhattan. Bonus for kids: it was in one of the Spider-Man movies.



#9 joethefoodie

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:32 PM

Right - no carts at Nom Wah.  And it's, ummm, yeah - let's say old school. Love the bend.



#10 Seth Gordon

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:06 AM

Not much to add, Nom Wah is the consensus for good reason..

If they’re too busy (on a weekday, unlikely) I have a certain fondness for Dim Sum Go Go and their 80s cafeteria vibe, and the food is solid.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:50 PM

we ended up at nom wah. a nice room. the dim sum would be 4th tier at best in the san gabriel valley but was miles ahead of anything in the twin cities. we were happy enough.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#12 juuceman

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:01 PM

dim sum a go go is incredible.

 

Red Farm has really good dim sum as well.

 

ETA - sorry, too late to this one.



#13 Josh Karpf

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:21 AM

Dim Sum a Go Go is also incredibly expensive. But I've enjoyed it for a la carte and evening availability, like Nom Wah. And its big menu is friendly to vegetarians and to people who think that celiac disease is hiding around the corner.

 

I wish its basement restrooms were as bright and shiny as the dining floors.

 

I shouldn't complain about price since two days ago I was prepared to treat my in-laws to Tim Ho Wan Hell's Kitchen after we visited the Intrepid. But the consensus was for boring sandwiches at the museum's "Aviator Grill."