One of the first food blog posts I was ever fascinated with was this pork bone hand pulled noodle soup on Cheap Ass Food. It inspired me to food blog. Headed out there with Jimmy and Brian. Finally a food blog date with someone who can read and speak Chinese …and who could tell me if they are calling me a gringo. Brian said the door had the word “glass” written on it in Chinese, so no one would walk into it. I got the ox tail soup in honor of Chinese New Year. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to eat ox in the Year of the Ox. It almost seems wrong, like putting chicken in your eggs. But they served it to me and I ate it. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle – 144 East Broadway (btw Allen & Essex) Chinatown, NY
…one time I helped an old monk who was stranded and lost. He gave me his mobile phone and I spoke to someone in English and told them where he was. I was able to use the address from the awning of this restaurant to to tell them. There’s probably some good monk luck coming my way and maybe a good moral in there somewhere.