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27 Sunshine Seafood Restaurant

by CS on June 29, 2011

27 Sunshine
46 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

212-374-1319

Waiters: patient and welcoming.
We had to wait for my brother to park his car, so we took a long time to order and decide what to eat, and we weren’t rushed.

Food was excellent. We had to ask the waiter for recommendations, and he was happy to describe the dishes. A little fact: Traditional Chinese like to order 6 or 8 dishes, not 7 when ordering family style. Why? for luck.

Dishes:
Fried tofu with sliced conch and green vegetables: Dip the conch either in shrimp paste or soy sauce (shrimp paste is a little more salty). Dip tofu in sauce. Conch was the perfect texture, not overcooked. Tofu could have been a little more golden/crispy.

Sunshine Restaurant famous fried rice:  It was pretty tasty. Many bits of foods in here, or shall I say leftover scrap. I usually don’t like to order fried rice because someone who worked in the kitchen said, its just soy sauce and leftover scrap meat and rice. The little crunchies, however, did make the rice tasty, but definitely not worth $13.

Dou Miao (Snow pea shoots): Waiter will ask if you want to stir fry with garlic or boiled with flavored soup. We usually do the soup.

Deep fried spare ribs: Tasty, crunchy. Too salty, and too much fat.

Ja Jee Gai: Crispy fried chicken filled with garlic and soy sauce flavor. Skin is paper thin. DELICIOUS! This dish can go wrong if the meat is too hard, but it was tender!

Deep fried Sea bass: As you can tell, we love unhealthy fried food. I normally don’t like to order fish because it is expensive, by the pound, and a fish can end up to be $45. However, our parents love fish. The outside crunch is nothing but delicious saltiness. The bones are very long, so sucking the meat in between the bones is the best part because it tastes like fat. I’m sure there’s some healthy omega-3 there.

And there you have it. The oranges were Americanized because they skinned it and sliced it and laid out with pretty toothpicks, so that you won’t have to use our hands. Either way works for me.


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Mei Li Wah Bakery

by Peng Li on January 4, 2010

212-966-7866
I usually don’t enjoy waking up early on a weekend for dim sum. That is why I never have any dim sum reviews. However, this was on New Years day waking up after a ‘hangover’ and super hungry. Couple of us decided to venture into Chinatown for some dim sum.
This is not your conventional dim sum with the push cart ladies. Afterall, it’s a bakery and not restaurant.
The buns were quite tasty and filled with flavored meats. The zongzi, sticky rice wrapped in leaves, was perfect size for a single person but if you are not eating alone then make sure you order up a few.

Rice crepes is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. Their rice crepes were alright, we only ordered the dry shrimp one. I think the soy sauce needs more flavoring.
Finally there’s these little fried shrimp salad. It might be a little overwhelming to eat such heavily fried stuff in the morning. But since I’m Chinese, its perfectly fine for me. They were very crunchy on the outside and had fruits and veggies on the inside. You get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables in one shot! j/k
Overall the price is very reasonable and comparable to any dim sum restaurant. The AAL working there that morning sure was not happy. New Years Day 9AM and you have a shift, I wouldn’t blame her. But whatever, its the food that matters.

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