While we are not decorating trees or stuffing stockings, we Jewish folks have our own Christmas tradition. Did someone say Chinese? It’s true. Unless my not-so-subtle fishing for a Christmas invite to a friends’ home ever works out, I will be eating Chinese food for all of eternity at this special time each year.
The menu offers more options than a Jersey diner, and really, you can’t go wrong. For appetizers, the steamed pork dumplings, barbecue spare ribs, and cold sesame noodles take the cake. Further on the noodle front, we just tried the duck chow fun and loved it, along with shrimp and black bean sauce. And every year, we must order a lobster with ginger and scallions, because it’s simply awesome.
Again, we feel like you can’t go wrong. Not because there’s no better Chinese in the city. There certainly is. But Christmas is about traditions more than anything, even for us.