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Lunching in Chinatown New York

New York health inspectors grade their restaurants A-C and these grades are displayed on-premise for the public to see. I think this is a great idea!!!  We wanted lunch in Chinatown so we were not only looking at menus in the front window but also inspection grades. I wanted an grade A with a lunch special for our meal.

We knew we either wanted sweet and sour chicken or orange chicken.  Several restaurants offered it for $11-13 according to their posted menus. It was lunch time, I wanted to save room for a snack so I wanted a lunch portion.  We stumbled upon our winner: Old Sichuan Cuisine.  The hostess saw us looking at the menu and beckoned us in for lunch.  She was working it, we saw her draw in several customers like us who had just been reading the menus on the front window.


We were seated and quickly served hot tea and peanuts.  We had the option of egg drop soup or hot and sour soup.  We both chose the egg drop.


Our food arrived quickly and was very tasty!


The lunch portion was just what we needed to fuel up for the afternoon.  The price was perfect at $5.50 each. We would both eat here again and order the same meal.  Very tasty!


Old Sichuan Cuisine

Address:65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
More information can be found here along with a menu:
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Chinatown in New York

We hoped on a train in lower Manhattan and in three stops stepped off into a different world!  New York’s Chinatown was bustling in-spite of the light rain on Monday around noon.  We thought this would be a fun place to shop and hopefully find lunch.



Next time I would like to go more towards evening to see everything light up.




We did some shopping and poked around the few blocks that make up the district. There were many veggie and market vendors. And the expected t-shirts and bag shops.


We found the couple of souvenirs that we were looking for and did a little bargaining with a shop owner for a backpack Daughter wanted.  We found a nice lunch place and had a great afternoon!


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