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stinky tofu

where can i get stinky tofu like the ones I had at the night markets in Taipei? The ones that are fried and served with pickled vegetables and hot sauce in particular?

Preferably in Chinatown since I'm in Williamsburg, but willing to travel elsewhere (Flushing?) if it's worth my trip.

Jan 31, 2008
foodbaby in Manhattan

$75: Date in WBurg/Gpoint, need ideas

Juliette? Really? I've been there two or three times. It's a beautiful place, inside and out, but the food is plain and mediocre. It doesn't offend me but the obvious draw of the restaurant is the atmosphere.

Jan 31, 2008
foodbaby in Outer Boroughs

SNACKY in W'burg!

i have a couple of friends who love this place, but I just can't get into it. I have been here 3 or 4 times in the past 6 months and I don't like it. Got there early once and was one of the first to order... first two appetizers were microwaved (big bun AND scallion pancake with egg) and the two ramen dishes we had were flavorless and even kind of gross. I suppose the fried rice is a little better but fried rice is hard to mess up. I've given this place a fair chance and have concluded that the biggest draw to this place is it's price and cutesy atmosphere (altho they have horrible ventilation in there). everything is ridiculously cheap, but tastes that way too.

Jan 12, 2008
foodbaby in Outer Boroughs

Soup Dumplings for a Party of 16

I went to Joe ginger's by recommendation of a foodie friend and was disappointed. My boyfriend and I waited a long time, got the typical Chinatown service, and when we were finally seated upstairs, were witness to all the disgusting habits of the busboy and those entering/leaving the restroom. If the dumplings (which we were discouraged to order because they were going to take 30mins to make, but we got them anyway) were delicious, I could forgive how dirty the place was. Nothing compares to Din Tai Fung from Taiwan. Voted one of the best restaurants in the world by NY Times in the 90s..... so delicious.

Jan 12, 2008
foodbaby in Manhattan