Chinese Breakfast in a Manhattan Hood Hungry for It

Best northern Chinese breakfast in Midtown? That conversation would've ended in disappointment until December, when Queens transplant Kung Fu brought a legit version to Hell's Kitchen. Chowhounds say its youtiao (crullers) come crisp and freshly fried with sweet or salty doujiang (soy milk). Breakfast is just one draw at a restaurant better known for soup dumplings, hand-pulled lamian (spelled ramen, like its Japanese descendent, on Kung Fu's menu), and in some quarters its amiable noodle slinger Peter Song, an entertainer back in his native China who honed his dough craft at a Chowhound temple, Flushing's Golden Mall food court.

Photo of Kung Fu's crullers and soy milk by Mark Hokoda