Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings

Cheese Burger Dumpling at Mimi Cheng’s in East Village

Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings  179 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003   (212) 533-0391

August cute collaboration: Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings & Emily‘s Cheese Burger:
Only this month you can eat this special collaboration ”Cheese Burger Dumpling” at Mimi Cheng’s in East Village, New York city. Dumpling is made with dry-aged pasture-raised beef with Cheddar cheese (by Grafton Village Cheese Company), caramelized onions and a side of EMMY sauce.


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Close up of Emmy Burger Dumplings ! You see through cheese and beef, caramelized onions

Dumpling is made with dry-aged pasture-raised beef with Cheddar cheese (by Grafton Village Cheese Company), caramelized onions and a side of EMMY sauce.

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The Bao

One Of The Best Soup Dumpling ”Bao” in NYC


I came here with no expectations and guess what!? All the foods were very good and so cheap. I knew place is known for great soup dumplings but I really enjoy Mapo Tofu and Sautéed Snow Pea. Lamb with Cumin spicy was bit too salty but good. I always order Beef Tripe in Chinese restaurant and this one was not the best but good enough. 小籠包 Pork and Crab both dumplings were excellent!!

The Bao    13 St Marks Pl, (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10003  (212) 388-9238

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Beef Tripe In Hot Pepper Sauce 9.95 ♥♥

Dinning Room

Sautéed snow pea shoots with garlic ♥♥

Lamb with Cumin ♥♥♥1/2

Mapo Tofu   11.95 ♥♥

Kung Fu Steamed Pork (6) 7.95 ♥♥Steamed Crab Meat Pork Buns (6) 9.95 ♥♥

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Sorba Noodle & Dan Dan Noodle at ”KOA”

Koa       12 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10010  (212) 388-5736

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Soymilk Dan Dan Ramen Set $16.75 ( Lunch set comes with salad & spring roll ) ♥♥♥

Back dining room

Soymilk Dan Dan Sorba $23.00 ♥♥♥

Chicken Teriyaki Garlic Buttered Rice Set $14.75 ( Lunch set comes with salad & spring roll ) ♥♥♥

Spicy Dan Dan Ramen Set $15.75 ( Lunch set comes with salad & spring roll ) ♥♥♥


Front dining room

Salad & Spring rolls (from Lunch Special) ♥♥1/2

Free ice cream 🙂

Back dining room


Xi’an Famous Foods

 Cheap Eats at Xi’an Famous Foods in Midtown East

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Xi’an Famous Foods    24 West 45th St., New York, NY 10036



Xi'an Famous Foods

Cafe China

Cafe China

$10 lunch special  at”Cafe China” Michelin one star restaurant  

Lunch Specials (11:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday)


Lunch Special Served with:

(1) white or brown rice

(2) seaweed soup or hot and sour soup or spring roll


Pan-fried Lamb with Scallion ♥♥♥


Braised Fish with Tofu  ♥♥♥♥


Ma Po Tofu ♥♥♥


Kung Pao Chicken ♥♥♥


hot and sour soup ♥♥♥


Beef and green pepper ♥♥♥


Double Cooked Pork ♥♥♥


Three Pepper Chicken ♥♥♥


Cafe China

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant in NYC “Nom Wah Tea Parlor” Since 1920

Nom Wah Tea Parlor


Nom Wah Tea Parlor    13 Doyers St. ( b/w Bowery & Chatham Sq. in Chinatown, Civic Center ) NYC

Many tourists want to know where the best dim sum is in NYC’s Chinatown, right!? Golden Unicorn is one of the more popular dim sum places. I sometimes go to Oriental Garden on Elizabeth and Dim Sum Go Go on East Broadway. If you’re a vegetarian, then maybe Vegetarian Dim Sum on Pell Street is the place for you. My friend, Steve, told me about Nom Wah Tea Parlor a while ago and it was on my Chinatown checklist. So, last weekend my friend and I came here to patrol. This place was on my checklist was because it is the oldest dim sum place in Chinatown NY. Guess what… since 1920!!!!!!

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IMG_8824DSC07787They are located on one of the unique streets in Chinatown called Doyers St. It is kind of a hidden street and you can enter from Pell St. or Bowery St
 When we got there, the place was pretty busy and the waiter told us there was a 10 minute wait. He then handed us a ticket. I thought the wait was not bad at all. He quickly called our number and we were seated at a table. Dim Sum is better if you come with more than four people so that you can try many different dishes. This time it was just me and a friend so, between the two of us, we shared six different dim sum plus dumpling soup. It was a perfect amount of food for the two of us. My favorite was the Shrimp Roll and Shrimp Dumpling. I always order Lotus Rice. Unfortunately, both of our rice was super stuck to the leaf and it was hard to eat, but it was still very tasty. My friend ordered egg rolls and I didn’t really care for them. Egg rolls are not my favorite. They are too oily for my taste.
It’s a little pricier here than other Dim Sum places in Chinatown. I’d give it one more $ for each dish.
I have no idea why, but the decor of place is American dinner style! haha! 🙂
Overall my friend and I were very happy with our visit. We paid $50 total. If you are looking for a dim sum place for the weekend, I suggest you try here. I won’t go back anytime soon, but I’m happy to have checked this place off my Dim Sum list. 
PS– If you want to experience the cart that gets wheeled around you, then this is not the right place for you. This place takes your order and the food is all served by your waiter from the kitchen. 

Nom Wah Tea Parlor


Fancy Chinese at ”Hakkasan”


crispy duck salad woth pomelo, pine nut and shallot ♥♥♥♥

Happy Birthday to my boy Peter a.k.a Pinkyotto CEO!!! Twelve of us celebrated his birthday at this fancy shmancy Chinese restaurant called Hakkasan near Times Square in midtown. There’s no fancy door on the outside. Then when you walk in it is like you are checking into a boutique hotel. This place’s decor doesn’t have the wow factor of other big Asian Fusion restaurants likeBuddakan or TAO. Maybe because it has a low ceiling and not the open space like other famous oriental restaurants. My photos are of all the dishes our group ordered from the prefix menu. My favorite dish, hands down, was the Crispy Duck Salad. It was very yummy! My second favorite dish was the Silver Cod. My food photos don’t have prices because, like I said, it was a prefix menu. My SuPa generous friend, Peter, treated us for most of the dinner and we all paid only $100 each. He is always such a gentleman to all his friends (^_^) Happy Birthday P ~ Thank you for dinner ~ Cheers


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Vintage black lace dress *\(^_^)/* Cutie Patroller is always enjoying dressing up for dinner ~

Sha Cha roasted silver cod with cloud ear mushroom ♥♥♥♥

Hkkasan steam dim sum platter – scallop shumai, har gau, prown and chinese chive dumpling, corn and chicken dumpling ♥♥♥1/2

       Salt and Pepper squid ♥♥1/2

Spicy prqwn with lily buld and almond ♥♥♥

Me & Kim Yumi Kim & birthday boy’s wife Jane *\(^_^)/*

 Stir-fly lotus root, asparagus and black peppe ♥♥♥

 Spring onion and egg fried rice ♥♥♥

Sweet and sour pork tenderloin with pomegranate ♥♥♥

  Crispy chicken in lemon sauce ♥♥♥

Coconut panna cotta – Rum-roasted pineapple, financier, pistachio gelato ♥♥♥1/2

sesame cremeux – Brookyn single origin chocolate & sesame cremeux, sesame florentine, yuzu ice cream ♥♥♥1/2

Yummy cocktails!!

Hakkasan New York

Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty

Sichuan (Szechwan) cuisine ”Han Dynasty”

泡椒系列 Pickled Chili Style Fish ♥♥♥

I give one for decor and atmosphere but restaurant is very popular and great food. Original Han Dynasty is in Philadelphia and they opened one in East Village a few years ago. Sichuan (Szechwan) cuisine is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Sichuan province in southwestern China. It has bold flavours, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan pepper ( by wikipedia ) 🔥🔥🔥 Most famous dish here is Dan Dan Noodles which I forgot to order….. lol so now I need to go back again 🙂

They don’t take reservations, it’s all first come first serve

Must eat:
(1) dan dan noodles
(2) wontons in chili oil
(3) Beef & Tripe in Chili Oil

 Han Dynasty    90 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (212) 390-8685



Beef & Tripe in Chili Oil ♥♥♥1/2


Dry Pepper Style – Chicken ♥♥♥

TAO Downtown

Tao Downtown

TAO downtown 369 West 16th Street, ( corner of 9 Ave ) at Marotime Hotel, NYC

TAO Downtown opened one month ago inside the Maritime Hotel across the street from Buddakan in Meatpacking District. Buddakan has been around for quite long time as a giant Asian fusion venue. TAO is also known as the same so…. hehehe (^_^) we will see how they are going to compete with each other. If you are expecting any out of town guests, then you should take them to TAO for dinner or just cocktails. Also the place is great place to have a birthday dinner this year when it is still new & hot. The venue is impressive and entertaining. They have one main dining room and two lounge areas. I like the open lounge area in front of the sleeping Buddha statue better than the back room bar area because you can enjoy the view of the whole venue. They have walk-in table service so you don’t need to make reservation, while enjoying the full food menu. The whole venue will seat up to 400!!! TAO group is ready to make ($_$) chin-chin-chin

Ps- You MUST order Miso Glazed sea bass from appetizer!!! YUM

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satay of chilean sea bass miso glaze $19


shrimp toast rolls coconut cilantro, thai chili, honey mustard $13


tuna hamachi tataki yuzu ponzu, spicy daikon, crispy garlic $19




glazed tuna and wild mushroom – sweet ginger-scallion sauce $18


cripsy thai pork – thai basil, chili, oyster sauce, mango sticky rice $29


chef yoshi roll – tuna, salmon, curry mayo, sweet wasabi $16 / tuna and cripsy green tea wasabi mustard-soy $17


chicken gyoza $15

Tao Downtown Giant Birthday Fortune Cookie

Asian Charlie Angels


Mr Chow

Mr Chow Tribeca       



We LOVE outside table 🙂

I’m too busy eating & not so much writing ………..patrolling report is coming sometime………. Please enjoy my heart rating & photos of what I ordered. xoxo

Ps – No matter what you must order chicken lettuce wrap & Peking duck!!!!!! 

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Garlic rice ♥♥♥1/2


Squid ink noodle ♥♥♥♥


Shrimps with walnut ♥♥♥1/2


Crispy beef ♥♥1/2