Chinese & Chinese American Food in NYC

While I am by no means a food expert, recommending pleasant culinary experiences is one of my passions. Below is a list of my favorite spots in NYC that serve Chinese and/or Chinese American foods. Hope you enjoy!

Xi’an Famous Foods

My favorite dishes: Stewed Oxtail Hand-Ripped Noodles in Soup (pictured), Spicy Cumin Lamb Burger

Location: multiple throughout Manhattan/Queens/Brooklyn

Restaurant Style: quick serve, self seating

Price range: $10-15 per person

Most reminiscent of: Sichuan cuisine 

From their website: “Xi’an Famous Foods began as a 200 square foot basement stall in the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, N.Y. The original location, established in late 2005, was the first restaurant to bring the little-known cuisine of Xi’an to the United States, with signature hand-ripped noodles, secret spice mixes, and Xi’an “burgers” with housemade flatbread. Since then, we’ve expanded to multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens in total. As a family-owned business, we hope to reintroduce the world to the unique cuisine of our hometown: liangpi “cold skin” noodles, lamb pao mo soup, and wide hand-pulled “biang biang” noodles, all in its most authentic form.”

Kung Fu Kitchen

My favorite dishes: Steamed Buns, Pan Fried Pork Dumplings, Stir-Fried Shredded Beef with Chili Pepper

Location: multiple: Hells Kitchen, Midtown East, Times Square 

Restaurant style: sit down

Price range: $15-20 per person

Most reminiscent of: Jiangsu cuisine  

From their website: “Chef Peter Song, an actor who immigrated from China, was determined to bring authentic Northern Chinese cuisine to the U.S. Five years ago he opened the first restaurant in Flushing, New York. Due to it’s success a second restaurant opened in 2013 located in Hell’s Kitchen and most recently a third was opened in Midtown East. Highly reviewed by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Cheap Eats and numerous other publications, famous Chinese celebrities are frequent patrons. Their signature handmade dishes includes Lan Zhou pulled noodles, Shanghai Steamed Buns (Xiao Long Bao), Duck Buns, and Pan Fried Buns.”

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

My favorite dishes: Steamed Buns, Pan Fried Pork Dumplings, Stir-Fried Shredded Beef with Chili Pepper

Location: 3812 Prince St, Flushing, Queens

Restaurant style: sit down

Price range: $15-20 per person

Most reminiscent of: Jiangsu cuisine  

From EaterNY : “Located on Flushing’s Prince Street, this modest spot is so popular that it has amassed over 100 pages of laudatory Yelp reviews and the wait at meal times can total an hour or more — for dumplings!”

November 21, 2018