My wife and I stopped in here last week for dinner now that they are open later. I was dying to try this “Shank JB Melt.”
It’s tender beef shank, cucumber, and Beecher’s cheese curds (melty and crisp) on a flaky pancake “crepe.” Kind of like an Asian take on a Philly cheesesteak. Look at how crisp yet melty that cheese is:
This was amazing. I highly recommend this for all you midtown east folks. Perfect lunch item.
We also tried the Mala Dan Dan Mixian noodles. This is a non-soup noodle dish that has a nice spicy and tingly flavor profile to it, with ground pork, peppercorn oil, pickled celery, mustard seeds, pickled mustard greens and peanuts. We also added a tea egg for $2 and it was well worth it.
For dessert we had the rose crystal jelly with black rock syrup, basil seeds, sesame and peanuts. A really light and refreshing way to end the meal.
I definitely recommend this place to everyone, especially those who like noodles. They have nice sandwich items at the midtown location that really shine too.
LITTLE TONG NOODLE SHOP
235 E 53rd St
New York, NY 10022