Chop Suey Christmas

From lo mein to lobster in the city's five chinatowns

Elmhurst's Chinatown might be better called Asiatown, since Chinese restaurants vie with Malaysian, Thai, and Korean restaurants for your affection. The tree-shaded park right above the Elmhurst stop on the R and V trains is a particular hotbed. Facing it is tiny-but-formidable Malaysian Taste Good (82-18 45th Avenue, Queens, 718-898-8001), which remains stalwart even though its Manhattan branch recently closed. Fish of choice is stingray; the satays, always popular with kids, are delicate and toothsome; and bean curd comes in many guises in the dish "young tofu." Just across the park find newcomer King 5 Noodle (82-39 Broadway, Queens, 718-205-7888), one branch of a chain serving northern Chinese food with Taiwanese flourishes. Thrill to fried dumplings and noodles and a nifty list of 61 main courses that cost only $6.50 each and come with a free bowl of beef soup.

Soy to the world: Decorating with poultry at Peking Duck House
photo: Shiho Fukada
Soy to the world: Decorating with poultry at Peking Duck House

Location Info

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Wo Hop

17 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Chinatown

Peking Duck House

28 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013

Category: Restaurant > Chinese

Region: Chelsea

Spicy & Tasty

39-07 Prince St.
New York, NY 11354

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Flushing

Top One

5805 Eighth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Category: Restaurant > Chinese

Region: Sunset Park

Sun Ming Gee

618 62nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Category: Restaurant > Chinese

Region: Sunset Park

You may have noticed as you re-enter the subway that the park is called Moore Homestead. What you might not know is that around 1850 it was the country home of Clement Clarke Moore. Name sound familiar? He wrote "The Night Before Christmas." Proving that, wherever you go in the city, you can never completely escape the holiday.

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