New York, NY 10002-4901
Village Voice's Description
Full House is part of a new generation of Shanghai restaurants in the cityâs Chinatowns, offering not only the full range of Shanghai cuisine, but also a choice collection of Sichuan, Hong Kong, Thai, Northern Chinese, and even American dishes (well, restricted to french fries and Buffalo wings). The Shanghai stuff includes a wonderful rendition of crab-and-pork-stuffed soup dumplings, braised pork shoulder, lion head meatballs, mock duck, and dozens of others, plus a dozen permutations of Shanghai-style lo mein, thicker than the usual noodle. Predictably, the Sichuan dishes are spicy, but somewhat lacking in the tongue-numbing peppercorns that characterize the cuisine. Donât miss the nifty luncheon special, which includes main dish, plenty of rice, and a choice of soups at a laughably low price. Full House boasts two levels: the blue-lit downstairs seems almost like a disco, while the upstairs, favored by families, is more laid-back, with traditional Chinatown restaurant dÃ©cor. Though wine is offered, Thai beer is the beverage to order. --Robert Sietsema
Tips from foursquare
Delicious: Fried yellow fish fillet with bean curd skin; sweet bun with milky egg yellow
DONG PO PORK. It comes as a sort of build-it-yourself pork bun, and, no joke, trumps Momofuku.
By far the best xiao long bao in NYC
Take the Steamed Crab Meat & Pork Juicy Dumplings and the Wonton in spicy sauce
Dong po pork ftw!
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