Food porn from NYC’s best Chinese restaurants and bakeries

Whether you’re looking for first-rate dim sum or flaky egg tarts, here are the tastiest dishes from NYC’s best Chinese restaurants and bakeries.

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There’s more to Chinese food than General Tso’s chicken and egg foo yong. As New York City’s Chinese population continues to grow, so do their delicious offerings. Check out our slide show for the top-notch food at NYC’s best Chinese restaurants and bakeries.


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  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pork noodle soup at Hunan House

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Egg tarts at New Flushing Bakery

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Steamed lobster dumplings at RedFarm

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Fried pork-and-chive dumplings at Prosperity Dumpling

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Spicy lamb ribs at Fu Run

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Dandan noodles at Little Pepper

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Hot-and-sour soup pork-dumpling soup at Yun Nan Flavour Garden

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Fruit tartlet at Taipan Bakery

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Steamed pork buns at Jade Asian

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Roasted pork bun at Dragon Land Bakery

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Fang Gourmet Tea

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Strawberry cake at Yeh's Bakery

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Three-cup chicken at Ku-Shiang Restaurant

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Tea eggs at Ku-Shiang Restaurant

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Steamed fish head at Hunan House

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Sweet-and-sour pork chops at Lucky Eight

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Sun's Organic Garden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Crispy shrimp rolls at Red Egg

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Cocktail bun and pork bun at Mei Li Wah Coffee Shop

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Dim sum at Genting Palace

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Roasted duck at Pho Hoang

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Steamed shrimp dumplings and banana rolls at Asian Jewels Seafood

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Golden Fung Wong Bakery

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pineapple bun at Golden Unicorn

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Egg tart at Manna House Bakery

  • Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Sample platter at Dim Sum Go Go

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Braised chicken feet at Pacificana

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Shrimp-and-snowpea-leaf dumplings at RedFarm

  • Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Braised bean-curd-skin rolls and flour dumplings at East Harbor Seafood Palace

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: New Flushing Bakery

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Xinjiang BBQ cart

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Taro puff at Fay Da Bakery

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Roasted duck at Big Wing Wong

  • Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Egg tart from Bread Talk

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Fried dumplings at Kai Keng Fu Dumpling House

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Roasted duck at Pho Hoang

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Egg custard bun at Golden Steamer

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Roasted duck at Lucky Eight

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Moon cake at Lung Moon

  • Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Rice roll with beef at the steamed-rice-roll cart

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Jmart

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Dragon Bay Bakery

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Egg custard tarts Dragon Bay Bakery

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Dragon Bay Bakery

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Beef "chow" spaghetti at M Star Cafe

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Beef brisket with hui mei noodles at Spicy Village

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Red bean cakes at 456 Shanghai Cuisine

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: House soup at Sheng Wang

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pumpkin bun at Golden Steamer

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Salt-and-black-pepper-fried shrimp at Lucky Eight

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Steamed crab dumplings at Ping's Seafood

  • Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Ling's Sweet Mini Cakes

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Hot-dog-scallion bun at Dragon Land Bakery

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Coconut mini cake at Taipan Bakery

  • Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pumpkin cakes at Dim Sum Go Go

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Grean-tea cake at Yeh's Bakery

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Green-bean jelly sheet at Fu Run

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Braised chicken feet at Genting Palace

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Cucumber salad at Spicy Village

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Minced pork doughnut at Taipan Bakery

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Sticky-rice balls at Lung Moon

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pan-fried oyster cake at M Star Cafe

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Dim sum at Golden Unicorn

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Moon cakes at Golden Fung Wong Bakery

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Lamb in hot-and-spicy sauce at Little Pepper

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Glutinous rice balls at Dong Yi Feng

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Mapo tofu at Little Pepper

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pork-and-vegetable-dumpling soup at Spicy Village

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Boston pie at Yeh's Bakery

  • Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Mushroom-and-peanut-stuffed lotus leaves at East Harbor Seafood Palace

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pork bun at Mei Li Wah Coffee Shop

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Durian puffs at Genting Palace

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Almond cookie at Lung Moon

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Spicy intestine at Fu Run

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Soup dumplings at 456 Shanghai Cuisine

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Chinese watercress at Ku-Shiang Restaurant

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pineapple bun at Manna House Bakery

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Dim sum at Pacificana

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Spam-and-egg sandwich at M Star Cafe

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Tiger salad at Fu Run

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Red bean bun at Golden Steamer

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Sponge cake at New Kam Hing Coffee Shop

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Mango mochi at Fay Da Bakery

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Green-tea sponge cake at New Kam Hing Coffee Shop

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    Best Chinese food in NYC: Chocolate-walnut swirl roll at Fay Da Bakery

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Sesames balls at Golden Fung Wong Bakery

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Moon cakes at Golden Fung Wong Bakery

  • Photograph: Time Out New York

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Manna House Bakery

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Roasted pork bun at Dragon Land Bakery

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Almond-roll cake at Lung Moon

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pan-fried water-chestnut cake at Ping's Seafood

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pork shumai at Golden Unicorn

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Egg tarts at Lung Moon

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Shrimp dumplings at Golden Unicorn

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Red Egg puffs at Red Egg

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Shrimp dumplings at Red Egg

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Shrimp-stuffed tofu at Red Egg

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pan-fried leek dumplings at Dong Yi Feng

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Seafood-stuffed peppers at Ping's Seafood

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Deep-fried crullers at Dong Yi Feng

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Banana rolls at Asian Jewels Seafood

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Tofu-skin rolls at Pacificana

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Shumai at Jade Asian

  • Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Shrimp-filled hot peppers at Jade Asian

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Egg roll at Nom Wah Tea Parlor

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Beef pancake at Spicy Village

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Fish necks at Lucky Eight

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Big tray of chicken at Spicy Village

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Stir-fried rice cakes with pork at 456 Shanghai Cuisine

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Beef pancakes at Fu Run

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Tea egg at Ku-Shiang Restaurant

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Clam soup at Ku-Shiang Restaurant

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Mustard greens at Hunan House

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Beef noodle soup at Ku-Shiang Restaurant

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Cold rice noodles with ground pork at Yun Nan Flavour Garden

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Preserved pork at Hunan House

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Fried peel noodles at Sheng Wang

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pumpkin pancakes at Hunan House

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Steamed dumplings at Sheng Wang

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Pride of Lucky 8 at Lucky Eight

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Rice noodles with meat sauce at Yun Nan Flavour Garden

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best Chinese food in NYC: Peanut-butter-and-condensed-milk waffle at M Star Cafe

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Best Chinese food in NYC: Pork noodle soup at Hunan House


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