Sunday, April 10, 2005

"Moon" cakes

Chinatown is filled with delicious options for cheap or reasonably priced meals, but one of our favorites is Moon House Restaurant at 67 Bayard (conveniently located next to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory). Last night, we got two of our favorite dishes: shrimp rice cakes and vegetable dumplings. They're satisfying and served quickly. The cooks toil invisibly downstairs, and the servers pull your food from a dumbwaiter near the front of the extremely narrow shop (which I can't imagine seats more than 30 people). With free tea and including tip, our total came to less than $12. For dessert, I got some green-tea ice cream next door and B. got a red-bean-paste pastry at Fay Da Bakery on Mott St.

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