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“Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are” – Brillat-Savarin

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Revisit: Chinese @ Congee Village, New York

I can't believe we're already on the last day of our 2 week stay in NYC. We've been making the most of our time in this city, and boy, do I have lots to show on this blog! Here's our first restaurant eats on our first day here. After a lengthy stroll, we had lunch at Congee Village, which was where we had our last meal on our New York trip five years ago. Nothing has changed - the decor, service and food quality were the same as back then.


We just had to order the lamb again, which we'd enjoyed a lot last time (this is coming from a person who disliked lamb!). It's not on the general menu given to us, it's a dish that has to be requested. The Fried Lamb Cutlets ($25) came out in a different presentation, but it was really the most tender, juicy and tasty lamb I'd even eaten. There was not much of that strong gamy smell that I find hard to like, and I would love to know how the chef prepared it.

The special not-on-the-menu lamb dish that got us coming back to Congee Village:

I was craving for some vegetables after enduring two airplane meals, and this plate satisfied it very well. Crunchy and lightly seasoned:

Special Fried Rice, for the boy. It was a huge serving, with shrimps, peas and chopped onion. Fragrant and tasty:

House Special Seafood in Pineapple Boat. Nicely presented, and seafood was fresh and flavourful. At this point we were already full, and could only have a few spoonfuls each (the boy and I had the leftovers for lunch the following day while hubby was at work):

That was a good first eats in NYC, and I was glad to introduce our boy to the delicious lamb cutlets. (I enjoyed the irony that the first thing we ate after leaving Hong Kong was Chinese food!)

Congee Village
100 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
United States
(Lower East Side)
Tel. +1 212 941 1818

Congee Village on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

Hannah Bird said...

mmmmm! That all looks so bright, yummy and delicious! I'm hungry now...!