From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Chinese Couple Vendor

by Peng Li on March 26, 2010

chinese couple cartCorner of Canal St & Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10079

I have literally been their fan for over 15 years! Back then they use to occupy the current visitor center by Baxter and Canal St. There use to be a couple of food carts there but this couple made the best chicken wings. Back then $1 got you 4 delicious wings.

I’m so glad they prevailed when the city kicked the carts out from the triangle island. It’s a bit more expensive now but still very reasonable. Going there brings back a lot of good memories.

They’re at a very high traffic location so there is no reason why you should not try it out.

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Columbus Park

by Peng Li on March 26, 2010

columbus park ny

Columbus Park

67 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013

This little park in the heart of Chinatown is a good microcosm of the retired life. On any given day, the park is occupied with clusters of senior citizens around the tables. You might wonder why everyone is huddled around the tables. Turns out they’re playing Chinese chess.

The game can get intense and crowds can get as big as 30 strong. If you just bought some street food, say from the Chinese Couple Vendor on Canal St, you can take it to this park and watch the interesting people.


Welcome to the New Chinatown Eats

by Peng Li on March 9, 2010

I moved over to WordPress from Blogspot this weekend and the only regret is not doing so sooner!

I think every blogger should use WordPress, not only is it much more powerful but the layouts are so much cleaner.

Thanks for sticking with me since last summer.
Hope everyone enjoys the new and better layout and feel free to make any comments.


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House of Vegetarian

by CS on March 9, 2010

House of Vegetarian
68 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013


I used to like this vegetarian restaurant. I’ve been here with my mom a couple of times throughout the years. (My mom is a vegan and has been since 1998.) The good thing about this place is that you can order dim-sum anytime of the day you want.

Bad Experience on January 20, 2010:
- Bad service. Our waitress came to our table with our food talking on the phone loudly= No manners
- My noodles tasted really bad because the chef decided to put the black beans in it. I have never had stir fried noodles with beef WITH BLACK BEANS.
- Fried turnip cake+ no good. It tasted more water + flour. It probably had 10% of white carrots in it.

The good:
Sweet and sour “Meen Gun” which its texture is chewy and floury glutens. They have 4 different flavors to choose from, but we only like the sweet and sour gluten. You can mix and match on 1 plate.

I really don’t want to bash on a vegetarian restaurant, knowing that there are only 3 that have been there for quite some time. However, this experience was unacceptable.

Non-Asians might have a different experience though. This is just what I’ve seen through experience.

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