NYC FOODIE CHINATOWN RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK: FULL HOUSE CAFE

"Modern" and "Sleek" are two words you wouldn't normally associate with dim sum joints in Chinatown. But, that is what you get when you enter Full House Cafe, a Chinatown restaurant specializing in Hong Kong dim sum and Shanghai cuisine. This restaurant caters more towards Americans, and if you are seeking an introductory into dim sum, this could be the spot for you. There are no carts wheeling around here, instead, you can order from an extensive menu of delectable bites. I did a little tasting two weeks ago, and was pleasantly surprised with the tasty fare coming out of the kitchen here.

My favorite dish of the night was the Dong Po Pork ($13). Glistening and delicious pork belly served over greens, and accompanied with some buns, so you can make your own little pork bun sandwiches. Order this dish.

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The pork soup dumplings ($6.25) here aren't the best I've had, but still a must order. They are definitely satisfying.

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A dish of chicken flavored with black pepper and jalapeƱo was fabulous. Great flavor, with a great kick.

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Beef with black pepper sauce ($18.95) was also delicious.

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So if you are seeking some dim sum and Shanghai cuisine in a modern setting, check out Full House Cafe. You might not see the Olsen twins, but you'll definitely find some delectable bites.

Full House Cafe
97 Bowery (bet. Hester and Grand)
New York, NY 10002
212-925-8083

www.fullhousecafenyc.com