2nd night of hanging out with my family in NYC. We end up going to Great NY Noodletown. My older sister had a hankering for Soy Sauce Chicken. I remember that they have really good Baby Pig, so let’s try here.

Shit. All the customers are white. What will my family think of my choice? Well, whatever. We’re seated …and I know about the Baby Pig.

We’re not sure if my sister really wanted the Soy Sauce Chicken or the Poached Chicken in Ginger Scallion Sauce. So we ordered both. I think we were all looking for the Ginger Scallion sauce. But the way they had it here, the Soy Sauce Chicken had the real Ginger Scallion dipping sauce and the the Poached Chicken in Ginger Scallion sauce had some weird gravy …the opposite of what it should be. Or maybe they cooked it this way because they thought we seemed white.

Soy Sauce Chicken was awesome because the Ginger Scallion dipping sauce rules. I don’t understand why they made the Poached Chicken in Ginger Scallion sauce/gravy that way …what up?

Baby Pig was crispy on the outside. Fatty and juicy on the inside.

My other sister looked up what the NY Times recommended at this place –Noodles with Ginger Scallion sauce. It ended up being the least favorite dish. Noodles with Oyster Sauce drizzled over it.

On a separate thought: I’m not sure if it’s because I write about food, people like to tell me what food sucks. I guess people also go out of their way to tell me what rules. I guess I rather hear about what rules …mmm Baby Pig.

Great NY Noodletown – 28 Bowery (@ Bayard) New York, NY 10013

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2 Responses

  1. Eric

    Personally, I think noodletown’s char siu is the best in the area. Not a fan of Big Wong at all, I think it used to be good a very long time ago, but now it’s just resting on it’s laurels and white people money.

    Both serve similar type food, why bring your family to a chinese bbq spot two nights in a row? I feel your pain, it’s tough to pick someplace that will please everyone. Seems like they’d enjoy a spot that has a mostly chinese clientele.

    • Jason Lam
      Jason Lam

      Yeah, I thought it would be easier to pick for my family. I think I learned to more decisive while they were in town.


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