Wok This Way: 9 of NYC's Best Chinese Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 12/22/2010
Give us your poor, your tired, your hungry masses, and we'll give you the best Chinese food outside of China. Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn each has its own Chinatown stuffed with tantalizing restaurants. Chinese food is rarely pricey, arrives lickety-split and hits the spot. And nothing says Christmas in New York like Chinese food (for Jewish families, at least), since Chinese restaurants are nearly always open. Throughout the City, you'll find authentic versions of Cantonese, Hunan, Szechuan, Beijing and Hong Kong cuisine, plus cozy Shanghai specialists like Shanghai Asian Manor and Shanghai Asian Cuisine. In our slideshow, we highlight 10 of the most acclaimed, from classic institutions to new kids on the block. Forks are provided if Grandpa hasn't learned to control chopsticks.