It ain't always easy eating cheaply in New York, but sometimes, if you're lucky, you can stumble across a decent restaurant and walk out with a satisfied stomach and most of your money still in your pocket. A few nights ago, Super Taste hit the spot for me -- and at less than 10 bucks!
Specializing in one of my favorite dishes, hand-pulled noodle soup (check out The Best of Beijing, where I talked a little about hand-pulled noodles!), Super Taste is definitely not known for its décor: the fluorescent lighting is so harsh you can't help but feel like you walked into the '90s Wong Kar Wai film Fallen Angels. But hey, for $3, you can get a plate full of delicious steamed pork and scallion dumplings -- a whopping ten of them, to be exact. For $6, you can order the "number 1" special: the house special hand-pulled noodle soup, with tender beef, tendon, ox tail, and -- oh YES -- a perfectly fried egg, in a delicate and flavorful broth.
For that kind of deal, you'll almost forget you're sitting in a hole in the wall and eating out of an aluminum, basin-like bowl with disposable utensils.
26 Eldridge St (between Canal St & Division St)
New York, NY 10002 MAP