Pinch Chinese

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77 Solid

Pan-Chinese restaurant serving soup dumplings, Peking duck, and much more.

177 Prince St., New York, NY, 10012


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This SoHo restaurant features soup dumplings made by Charlie Chen, a former executive chef at famous Taiwanese dumpling chain Din Tai Fung. There are three versions here, not only the classic pork but also chicken and a seafood variation fortified with pork fat. But it’s not all dumplings. There are dan dan noodles, cumin ribs in the style of Sichuan’s famed cumin lamb, Cantonese-style cod, and wind-sand chicken, an obsessed-over Hong Kong preparation of roasted bird garnished with a mess of fried garlic. Pair that with an impressive wine list assembled by a Per Se and Chez Panisse vet and you’re in business.

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