I love Chinatown, I'm not going to lie. With hundreds of hidden treasures, and great bangs for your buck, I ignore the smell of the place. (I don't mind the smell of dead fish, I enjoy it!) I stopped into Congee last week for a very pleasant meal.
A roast duck and meatball porridge ($3.95) was very bland, but after adding some pepper and hot sauce, turned into a really nice appetizer. And for $3.95 I was not complaining.
A special of razor clams with X.O. Sauce was one of the most expensive dishes I have ever consumed in Chinatown at $22.95. It also was fabulous! It was tasty, delicious, and addictive-three adjectives I use often to describe dishes I love. I loved this dish, and it brought joy to my taste buds, stomach, and all round emotional well-being.
So ignore the smell, and head to Chinatown for some culinary treasures. Congee is one spot that will satisfy your buds.
98 Bowery (bet. Hester and Grand)
New York, NY 10013