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New Green Bo recommendations

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

New Green Bo is an absolutely phenomenal Shanghai-cuisine restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown. I was first introduced to a number of years ago, and it has become my standby for delicious Chinese food in New York. Jesse’s recommended dishes (those I can also vouch for are starred):


  • Steamed crab meat and pork tiny buns*
  • Steamed tiny buns with pork*
  • Fried pork dumplings*
  • Scallion pancake*
  • Turnip and ham pastry

Special cold dishes

  • Aromatic beef
  • Wine chicken
  • Spicy cabbage
  • Shanghai vegetarian mock duck*


  • Shredded pork with Szechuan cabbage soup
  • Shredded pork with bean curd potage
  • Yellow fish potage


  • Baby shrimp with dry seaweed
  • Sauteed eel
  • Fish belly in brown sauce
  • Yellow fish with dry seaweed*
  • Whole fish in chili sauce*
  • Crispy whole fish*
  • Whole fish Szechuan style
  • Sauteed fish fillet
  • Shrimp with asparagus

Beef and pork

  • Pork chop with salted pepper
  • Pork with bean curd skin, preserved cabbage, and soy bean
  • Stewed pork with bean curd skin
  • Stewed pork with dried preserved cabbage
  • Stewed pork with salted fish
  • Tong po pork (with four buns)*


  • Bean curd puff with squash
  • Eggplant with garlic sauce*
  • Bean curd puff with Shanghai cabbage
  • Sauteed pea tip
  • Sauteed water spinach


  • Stuffed bean curd skin and puff with minced pork with bean noodle casserole

Shanghai lo mein

  • Any

Rice cakes

  • Any*

I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough for someone looking for an inexpensive, delicious, and authentic meal in New York.