Helping out Chinatown's restaurants for the holidays

December 22, 2020, 6:51.45 pm ET  

 
Photo: Dim Sum Go Go                                                                                  

Chinatown has been hard hit by the pandemic, and now with indoor dining banned, area restaurants could use your support more than ever. 

Cook and author Grace Young - who's dedicated her career to celebrating wok cookery with multiple award-winning cookbooks and videos - is teaming up with the James Beard Foundation to launch #SaveChineseRestaurants. 

The goal of the campaign is simple: help ensure that Chinatown neighborhoods across the country are able to survive the pandemic. Chinatown restaurants are in a death spiral, harder hit than the general restaurant population, as they were hit first and particularly hard. Most mom-and-pop Chinese restaurants have historically relied on low prices to draw a high volume of foot traffic, and have been ill-equipped to pivot to a delivery-only model that includes delivery app fees that cut into margins. Additionally, 43% of Chinatown restaurants don't have websites.  

Now, #SaveChineseRestaurants is showcasing menus from four popular NYC restaurants for the holidays:


HOP LEE RESTAURANT  - Cash only

16 Mott Street
212-962-6475
Dates available Dec 15-Jan 2
http://www.hopleenyc.com

Holiday Dinner for 2 – $40
General Tso’s Chicken or Sesame Chicken
String Beans with Garlic Sauce or Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy
Singapore Noodles or Deluxe Fried Rice

Holiday Dinner for 4 – $65
General Tso’s Chicken or Sesame Chicken
String Beans with Garlic Sauce or Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy
Singapore Noodles or Deluxe Fried Rice
Stir-Fried Steak with Vegetables or Honey Walnut Shrimp


VEGETARIAN DIM SUM HOUSE  — Cash only

24 Pell Street at Doyers St. 
212-577-7176
Dates available Dec 15-Jan 2
https://vegetariandimsum.com

Holiday Dinner for 2 – $40
Vegetarian Spring Roll (2)
Bean Curd with Sweet Corn Soup
Cashew Nuts Stir Fry with Vegetarian Pork
Braised Tofu in Special Sauce 
Steamed Rice

Holiday Dinner for 4 – $60 
Vegetarian Spring Roll (4)
Cashew Nut Stir Fry with Vegetarian Pork
Braised Tofu in Special Sauce 
Szechuan Vegetarian Chicken   
Steamed Rice


XO TASTE  — Cash or credit cards
41 Elizabeth Street
212-343-8339
Orders must be placed at least 1 hour in advance, preferably the day before.
Dates available Dec 15-Jan 2
https://www.xotasteny.com

Holiday Dinner for 2 – $69.95
1/2 Peking Duck
Pan-Fried Chicken Dumpling
Beef with Orange Flavor
House Special Fried Rice
Dessert: Mango Pudding

Holiday Dinner for 4 to 6 – $139.95
Whole Peking Duck
Pan-Fried Chicken Dumpings
Shrimp Spring Roll
Sesame Chicken
Beef with Orange Flavor
Walnut Jumbo Shrimp
Young Chow Fried Rice
Dessert: Mango Pudding 

 

DIM SUM GO GO  — Credit cards only
5 East Broadway
212-732-0797
Dates available Dec 18-20, and Dec 23-26
Orders must be placed by 5pm the day before online: dimsumgogonyc.com/shop
Pick up times 12pm, 2:30pm, or 5:30pm

Holiday Dinner for 4 – $135
With a bottle of wine (choice of red or white) – $165

Dim Sum ( 4pcs each )
Mango Shrimp Rolls
Roast Duck Dumplings
Shrimp and Pork Shui Mai
Three star Dumplings
Jade Dumplings

Entrees
Whole Peking Duck with 8 Steamed Buns
Snow Pea Leaf with Garlic
Go Go Seafood Fried Rice with XO Sauce
Includes Housemade Ginger Scallion and Chili Garlic Vinegar
Dessert: Sesame Balls

Vegetarian Holiday Menu for 4 —$120

Dim Sum ( 4pcs each )
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Three Star Dumplings
Mushroom Dumplings
Spinach Dumplings
Jade Dumplings

Entrees
Ma Po Tofu
Eggplant with Garlic
Snow Pea Leaf with Garlic
Vegetarian Pan-fried Crispy Noodles
Includes Housemade Ginger Scallion and Chili Garlic Vinegar
Dessert: Malaysia Rolls

Bonus: Tag Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drinks (@mofad) in your pictures on Instagram of Chinese food during the holidays with the hashtag #chinesechristmasisdelicious, and you’ll be entered into the contest. 3 winners (US only) will be chosen at random in January for: First prize: 1-hour virtual cooking class with Lucas Sin of Junzi Kitchen and a copy of the Gefilteria cookbook. Second and Third Prize: Nom Wah and The Breath of a Wok cookbooks!

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