October 07, 2009 by
21 Mott St (at Mosco St), NYC
Almost unchanged since it opened in 1968, this is one of the few real-old-school Cantonese restaurants in New York’s Chinatown. Their mile-long, seafood-centered menu, which hasn’t changed much, I understand, in decades, offers standard-issue Chinese food – egg rolls, spare ribs, pork fried rice, vegetable lo mein – as well as lesser-known dishes, such as blackbean snails, pan-fried flounder and delicious Cantonese-style hardshell crab.
Fair portions, affordable to pricey, good for groups, late-night dining (til 4am Fri and Sat), time stands still here, BYOB.
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