A Chinatown Birthday Bash

February 19, 2007 | By | COMMENTS

&uotIMG_1.JPGJames Felder.

Craig, Ricky and Lisa study their menus:

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Lisa and Owen eat soup:

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Scallion pancakes:

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Soup dumplings:

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Diana eats a soup dumpling:

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Sauteed eggplant:

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General Tso’s Chicken (I know, how American: but it was actually one of the best dishes of the night!):

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Whole fish in brown sauce:

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Chicken and cashews:

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Scallops and asparagus:

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Whole braised pork shoulder (highly recommended!):

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Jimmy and Jim pay their portion of dinner (it was $18 a person for ALL THAT FOOD):

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Lauren and Patty have ice cream at the Chinatown Ice Cream factory:

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I had black sesame:

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Hey look, Anil Dash!

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And Alaina!

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Thanks to everyone who came–and special thanks to Anil and Alaina for helping us with the menu. And James for taking the pictures. It was a great birthday.

Categories: Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, Restaurant Reviews

  • http://makingfoodeatingfood.blogspot.com/ iamchanelle

    happy birthday, AG!!! wishing you many more happy eats!

    cheers!

  • E

    Happy birthday! I hope this year brings only more wonderful thing for you.

  • http://www.amateurgourmet.com/the_amateur_gourmet/2005/05/that_cake_is_bl.html zeep

    General Tso’s rules… I don’t care how “Americanized” it is or whatnot – that stuff is just plain awesome when it’s prepared well.

    Happy Birthday AG, here’s to many more…

    Cheers!

  • http://myspace.com/onlinerestaurantmarketing Duane

    Nice pics!

  • http://www.anildash.com/ Anil Dash

    Happy birthday! Glad we got a chance to hang out.

  • Erin

    Happy Birthday Adam!!

    The birthday dinner food looked awesome. I hope your “wish” comes true.

    Thank you for such an entertaining blog. I’m so glad that I stumbled apon your jewel of a page! :o)

  • http://ahartfie.livejournal.com AdamH

    Happy birthday, Adam! Looks like a good time was had by all. Way to go! Best wishes for the upcoming year.

  • http://www.whatgeekseat.com vanessa

    HB to you Adam. What a lucky, lucky man getting to feast at New Green Bo…the soup dumplings are the absolute best, most sublime dumpling ever. Thanks for the photos as the last time I was there I didn’t get any pictures because we were too busy eating.

    My Holy Grail is to replicate them here in Wisconsin.

  • http://www.whatgeekseat.com Vanessa

    OMG…you also had the CTICF Black Sesame ice cream…okay that does it, now I’m really jealous.

  • Jessica

    hooray! happy birthday to you! on a very cold night.

  • http://wanderingeater.blogspot.com Tina

    Happy Birthday, Adam! I love the photos.

  • http://not-a-foodblog.blogspot.com Vincci

    Happy Birthday AG! How appropriate that you celebrated your birthday in Chinatown on the eve of Chinese New Year too. I love the photos almost as much as I love soup dumplings and black sesame ice cream ;)

  • Kathleen

    Happy Birthday! Prosperity and abundance to you.

  • http://www.bringingdownthecool.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Nice lens baby on that camera.

    Happy birthday!

  • Jenni Loves Adam

    Dinner per person: $18.

    Capturing lingering pork shoulder right in front of Lisa’s face: priceless.

    Happy Birthday, Dear!

  • http://www.tiltbob.com Jason Sholar

    As Rebecca pointed out… I love the affect of that lens. Can you find out what it is? I total adore the “Scallops and asparagus” shot. Oh ya, and I wish you the best of years ahead.

  • http://www.midtownlunch.com Zach@MidtownLunch

    Birthday in Chinatown… now that’s my kind of party! Happy B’day!

  • http://www.SnapshotArtifact.org James Felder

    Hey Jason,

    The lens I shot that with is a wonderful little (and relatively inexpensive lens) called a lensbaby (http://www.lensbabies.com/). I’m using a wide-angle adaptor for it that further distorts the image a bit. If you use a digital or film SLR, you’ll have a lot of fun playing with one! Glad you liked the photo!

  • WendyB

    Happy Birthday Adam! Looks like a great dinner and I love the thought of black seasame ice cream – I need to hunt that one down!

  • christina

    That’s a really excellent picture of Diana eating the dumpling.