One recent day when I didn’t have class, I took a quick trip into the city a lil early before ML HH started to have lunch with a friend, who ordered the above: roast pig over rice. I snagged a piece and found it tasty, especially that crispy, crispy skin. Is it Chinatown-quality? No. But we’re not in Chinatown, are we? And at $6.50 for the above, not bad for a Midtown lunch at all.
Since I was recovering from an ugly stomach bug, I opted for something on the blander side – a bowl of wonton noodle soup. I was not disappointed in terms of blandness – the broth was completely vegetal, even green in hue, and the wontons were meh-tastic. But for $5 and change, it filled me up and suited my sensitive-stomach needs. Plus, I asked for some hoisin sauce to jazz it up, and they obliged, which helped improve things dramatically.
Last but not least, when I saw this on a handwritten sign on the wall – homemade soy milk $1.25 – I had to order it. Definitely homemade in taste and only slightly sweetened (which I prefer), this was a pleasant accompaniment to my lunch. Yum! – also something I couldn’t find just anywhere in midtown.
Yvo says: If I worked in midtown nearish to this place, this would definitely be my go-to spot at least once a week. Inexpensive by midtown standards, and pretty darn tasty, I would work my way through the entire menu happily. Mmm.