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Chinese food has long been a part of the city's culinary canon, with dumplings as ubiquitous as pizza and bagels, and dim sum a cherished weekend brunch tradition ranking alongside eggs Benedict. But lately Chinese cuisine seems to be having a moment. In 2009, Flushing’s Xi’an Famous Foods opened its first Manhattan outpost—a modernist takeout joint with critic-approved, mouth-tingling plates, proving that traditional chow could be successfully paired with a contemporary setting. Last August, the lovely RedFarm, from restaurateur Ed Schoenfeld and dim sum maestro Joe Ng, beckoned fooderati to the West Village with inventive, locavore-minded dishes and a charming farmhouse-inspired dining room. And the revolution didn’t stop there. Here, we look at the latest newcomers bringing exciting flavors, sharply appointed interiors and a buzzworthy pulse to Gotham’s dining scene.