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Little Tong

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177 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.729379 -73.984328
at E. 11th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
92-367-8664 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

littletong.com

Hours

Tue-Sun, 5:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Design Standout
  • Online Ordering
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery

Profile

When someone writes the book on the Asian-noodle scene of 21st-century New York, as someone surely will, Simone Tong, who was born in Chengdu and cooked at wd-50, might be remembered as the woman who liberated noodle soups from centuries of patriarchy, or at least proved there was East Village life (and worthwhile slurping) beyond ramen. In her chosen arena the mixian noodles of Yunnan province the noodle is rice, the broths are long-cooked but not excessively rich, and the varied toppings summon flavor and freshness from spice oils, pickled and fermented vegetables, bushels of herbs, and edible flowers. The pork wontons are Sichuanese, not Yunnanese, but don’t hold that against them.

Ideal Meal

Ghost chicken, pork wontons, and Little Pot Mixian.

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