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Our Tip Not as good as the original Chelsea location, but the Sichuan cooking here is commendable if you stick to the less spicy dishes.
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New UWS Legend Branch: For Best Results, Stay Away From the Spice

New UWS Legend Branch: For Best Results, Stay Away From the Spice

Recently, a branch of Legend opened up in the old Rack and Soul space on 109th off of Broadway (may it rest in peace). The Chelsea location of the restaurant is up there with Cafe China as my favorite hot-and-spicy Chinese in Manhattan. The Upper West Side location has nearly the same menu (albeit with slightly higher prices and lacking in the strange Vietnamese tack-on the downtown location has), all the way from the steamed chicken in chili oil to the beef and turnip casseroles. Here's how it stacks up.

Everything is Better With Salted Egg Yolks

Everything is Better With Salted Egg Yolks

When shaved, salted egg yolks have the melt-in-your-mouth texture of Parmesan but a rich flavor that's all egg. And as three restaurants in New York demonstrate, it's brilliant on top of fried food.