Last time we were in New York with Marlaina and Greg, they took us to Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill for dinner. I fell in love. So when Ed and I were there for the radio show, I decided I had to have it. So we took a subway and a bus and walked several blocks and finally made it to the place where Chow Fun reigns supreme.
Last time, Marlaina and Greg ordered all their favorites for us. And we scarfed. This time, we ordered some of our favorites, one of them being the Cantonese Wonton Soup. Oh my, it was delicious. Extremely flavorful, with wontons that had bite to them - al dente, if you will. The broth was delicious.
Then, I had to have an eggroll. I've been so disgusted with the egg rolls I've gotten at places around the country, that I'd forgotten what a real NY egg roll is like. Sammy's brought my childhood back to me when the giant egg rolls were delivered to the table. Scalding hot, fresh from the fryer, a beautiful golden brown, with tiny little bubbles all over the wonton wrapper. I cut into it and heaven steamed up under my nose. I should have ordered two.
The prices at Sammy's are affordable, their menu pretty extensive, and the portions abundant; we had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. They wrapped them up nicely for me when I told the waiter we'd be walking a bit more that evening. I know there are plenty of Chinese food restaurants in the city, and of course, there's Chinatown to conquer, but since I know where this is, it's my new place to go when in the area.
Another plus? It's only a few block from another place Marlaina and Greg took us to - Sundaes and Cones - a true ice cream paradise.
I don't know if Marlaina is evil, or an angel sent from heaven, for turning me on to their Coconut Ice Cream, but I've never had anything so amazing in my life. Creamy rich coconut flavor, with shredded coconut and toasted coconut folded in. Since we went a month or so ago, I've been craving it. I've even looked for it in a few grocery stores, but haven't found anything I'd even be interested in trying. I think I'm now spoiled.
Next time, I'm buying a quart of that stuff to take home with me. I don't care if I have to throw away chicken breasts and frozen spinach in my freezer to make room for it!
And I'm ordering extra egg rolls to go.