Insatiable Girl

NEW YORK: Joe’s Shanghai

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on March 4, 2010

9 Pell Street, New York, NY 10013
212 233 8888 (so Chinese!)

PRICE: Cheap
RATING: It was alright.
DIRECTIONS: NQRW6ACE to Canal. Then walk.
RESERVATIONS: They don’t take them.
MUST GET: Peking Style Chicken

What a disappointment! After hearing about this place for years, Ally and I decided to check it out one Sunday for lunch. I expected pork soup dumplings reminiscent of ding tai fong, but they weren’t even as good as shangai cafe (on Mott, north of canal)!

The other dishes we order were great though, so if you do come here, please order their Peking chicken (steamed chicken topped with ginger and green onions) and their scallion pancake.

You will never see me back here though due to the service, the wait, and the disappointing pork dumplings. Our waiter asked us if wanted rice with our meal and after we both said no, he asked if we were dieting!! How rude.

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  1. ARCADIA: Din Tai Fung « Insatiable Girl said, on January 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    […] It is my absolute favorite place to get pork soup dumplings (xiaolongbao 小籠包), it beats out Joe’s Shanghai and Shanghai Cafe in New York in a heart beat. Hands down, no questions asked. That being said, […]


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