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Great Eating For Chinese New Year in New York

Happy Chinese New Year!

Looking for something special to do in celebration of this week’s beginning of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit? One great way to celebrate is by partaking in a fantastic, authentic and delicious meal in Chinatown.

You might think about checking out a family-style, three course New Year’s feast at Tyler Kord’s No. 7 restaurant, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Be sure to come on either Wednesday of Thursday to what is New York’s oldest Chinatown, the area to which New York’s first Chinese immigrants arrived. Be sure to check out the dumplings, dim sum and sweet buns. For more information call 718-522-6370.

Another great Chinese restaurant worth a visit is Shanghai Cuisine at 89-91 Bayard Street. According to Eddie Huang, food blogger, former lawyer and stand-up comedian,

“Shanghai Cuisine is the most underrated restaurant in Chinatown. “It’s a good family restaurant. Locals go here all the time.

“You almost never see kids and Yelpers. They’re not doing anything trendy, just good old Shanghainese food. It’s very 1950s-feeling, [with] old posters and a tiki bar. I’m surprised more hipsters don’t come here.”

For more information about Shanghai Cuisine call 212-732-8988


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