Marco Polo Cafe

After the folks @SaintDelivery mentioned the amazing $1 Sliders at Marco Polo Cafe (102 St. Marks, near 1st Avenue) I decided that I had to try them out for myself.  Needless to say, I’ve been there 3 times in the last 4 days; AMAZING.  Named after the famed Venetian explorer that opened up the Chinese Silk Road, Marco Polo serves up Italian-Chinese fusion food. Continue reading


Golden Unicorn

After my not-so-memorable experience at Dim Sum Go Go a while back, I decided to return to Golden Unicorn (18 East Broadway at Bowery/Catherine Slip) with some family for some midweek Dim Sum.  Nestled inside what looks like a nondescript office building, you really need to keep an eye out or you’ll miss the place. Continue reading

Dim Sum Go Go

I used to go to Golden Unicorn down the street a lot, but after a really mediocre dining experience, I decided to give Dim Sum Go Go (5 East Broadway) a shot.  Boy, I wish I hadn’t.  I don’t have that much knowledge of Dim Sum or restaurants in Chinatown & I’m really not sure what I expected, but my meal here surely was not it.  It sucks though because it came recommended by a few of my friends (maybe I’m running in the wrong crowds?) & I dragged an out of town guest & my brother’s girlfriend to lunch. I think what I was looking for was the full Dim Sum Cart experience like at Golden Unicorn, but I didn’t get it.  I also found the menu/checklist to be very confusing.

The food was completely average (the pork & sticky rice wrapped in leaves could have been better used as mortar), the service sucked (my pescatarian (ugh, I hate that word) friend ended up being served pork dumplings) & the place looked like a food court in an airport or mall.  Let’s just say that I was not happy.  The only redeeming feature were the shrimp dumplings with sauce.

Basically, I won’t be going back there again…  No reason for you to bother either with such broad choices in Chinatown.
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