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Spicy Village

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68B Forsyth St., New York, NY 10002 40.717008 -73.993498
nr. Hester St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-625-8299 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Hours

Daily, 10am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Grand St.

Prices

$3-$14

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol
  • BYOB

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The plates are Styrofoam, the lighting fluorescent, and, judging by the abundance of unreclaimed Formica, AvroKO did not do the interior. Why you go: the da pan ji, or “spicy big tray chicken,” a manhole-size skillet loaded with chunks of bone-on bird bobbing in a sea of oily red sauce spiked with chiles, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns. Everything else on the menu (soups, dumplings, hand-pulled noodles) is good and cheap, but when hunger strikes, it’s the big-tray chicken whose name you find yourself chanting like someone under the spell of a powerful hypnotist: “Big-tray chicken … must get big-tray chicken.”

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