For her birthday, Jodi had two requests: pizza and Chinese food at Joe’s Ginger, the sister restaurant of Joe’s Shanghai, few doors away. Not that it has been a while since she went there as it is her go to restaurant when she craves Chinese cuisine, her last visit being in April when her friend Pam came to visit: she simply likes it and enjoys the vegetarian dishes they offer, with their classic scallion pancakes that are always a treat: hot, crispy and slightly greasy, they are very comforting.
Another dish she loves is the pan fried noodles that you can have crispy: not always easy to eat, you have to wait just a bit for some of the noodles to get softer, the center being smothered with a very tasty thick sauce and lots of veggies (my favorite is with chicken, but it was her birthday…).
I admit that I could not resist a getting a BBQ Peking Duck Spring roll that was delicious, the shell being not too thick and the roll having a nice quantity of duck. It is a small roll though and I wished I had more...
Joe’s Ginger never disappoints: this cash only joint is rarely crowded, not like Joe’s Shanghai, victim of its success, being in plenty of tourist guides for their crab and pork soup dumplings that are delicious. Know that the exact same dumplings are served at Joe’s Ginger! So skip the line and enjoy (I did)!
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Joe’s Ginger - 25 Pell Street, New York, NY 10038