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New York, New York
December 17, 2003
From journal Eat in New York City but don't let New York City eat you!
, New Jersey
June 4, 2002
When you first enter Jing Fong, you go up a long escalator and are then escorted to a table (the two of us shared a table with a family of three). The decor was typical of a Chinese restaurant, but the place was huge!
The waitresses did not seem as friendly as I have experienced at other dim sum places, but those restaurants were much smaller and were not in New York City's Chinatown. I imagine that many of the waitresses and patrons at Jing Fong speak only Chinese, and perhaps that was why the service seemed somewhat aloof. Waiters removing dishes and bringing tea were extremely quick and efficient.
One unique thing about Jing Fong, and I don't know if it is typical of other Chinatown restaurants or not but it was a first for me, was that you did not have to wait for a waitress to bring around a cart in order to get some food. You could go up to a centrally located buffet with your ticket and a server would mark your ticket when you picked up a dish.
Jing Fong served typical dim sum foods, but they had a mussel dish that I had never had before. The mussels were excellent. Most of the other foods were also very good.
You cannot beat the prices for the amount and quality of food you get at Jing Fong.
The bottom line: Jing Fong was inexpensive, had good food, and had decent service.
From journal New York City Jaunts
January 16, 2001
From journal New York on a Shoestring
October 29, 2000
From journal Relaxing in New York