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Little Tong’s Mixian Mixes Up NY’s Noodle Landscape

Neighborhood: , , | Featured in Best Of, Chinese Restaurants

From ramen and lo mein, to pad thai, pho, and laksa, there are endless variations of Asian-style noodles available in New York. Yet, Little Tong Noodle Shop has managed to introduce a seldom-seen species to the pasta savvy city, focusing on a Yunnanese specialty called mixian…

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8 Great Soft Shell Crab Dishes with Asian Flair

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Spring Eats

While often associated with Maryland, soft shell crabs are equally popular in Asia. So even though NYC teems with Eastern seaboard-style eats — such as lemon-spritzed soft shells on potato rolls — come spring, you’re just as likely to find iterations inspired by the Far East! From Talde’s Vietnamese bun cha with crab to Nom Wah Nolita’s underwater bao…

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Lucky Bee is Really Cooking With Gas

Neighborhood: , , | Featured in Eco-Friendly Eateries, Ethnic Eats, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

The Lower East Side’s Lucky Bee is really cooking with gas; and we mean that literally. After launching three months ago, and operating solely with induction and butane stoves, the family style, farm-to-table Southeast Asian spot (from philanthropist and sneaker designer, Rupert Noffs and his husband and former Fat Radish chef, Matty Bennett) finally has access to a gas-powered cooktop, oven and grill.

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Q & A with The Cecil’s JJ Johnson

Neighborhood: , , | Featured in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

Marcus Samuelsson may be considered the culinary king of Harlem, but The Cecil’s JJ Johnson isn’t that far behind. In addition to being included on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and receiving a James Beard Foundation nomination for “Rising Star,” the chef has made it his mission to educate the public about African food, by way of his critically acclaimed restaurant on W. 118th Street…

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