PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Lior”

So it’s Tuesday… which means I turn over the site to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat in Midtown.  (I know I did one every day last week… but we gotta get back on schedule, right?)  Today, it’s Lior, a fast food hating Attorney who claims that New York City rules, yet submitted a picture of himself in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Nice…

Name: Lior



Where in Midtown do you Work?:
Law Firm around the Rockefeller Center area

Favorite Kind of Food:
Chinese & Mexican

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
Fast food… mainly McDonald’s and KFC, and although I love Mexican food, Chipotle keeps disappointing me every time, all over again, without even a single exception.  No more chances to be given! (Yeah right…)  (Editor’s Note:  I’m actually attempting to not eat at Chipotle for an entire year… we’ll see how that goes.)

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
Well, that’s mostly a matter of budget.  If I am footing the bill, than Minar.  The meat and chicken combo with extra Naan and yogurt sauce- running to the crown slightly ahead of Burritoville’s BBQ burritos.  If it’s my boss’ expense account we’re dealing with, than probably nothing can beat the $50 steaks at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse or Del Frisco’s just across the street.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Hing Won on 48th btw. 5&6th.  Although we go there too often, the large variety of Chinese dishes and Szechwan soups enables us to re-select it all over again without getting bored.

Place you discovered on Kati Roll.  It’s undoubtedly a great Indian combination, but still a bit too fatty for my taste.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Midtown Hong Kong.  I hear amazing stories about the culinary wonders of the city, regardless of the specific location within the city, especially when it comes to unique Chinese and far east delights, which I like alot.

Anything else you’d like to say to or ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Although it’s sometimes fun to complain how there is not enough Korean places, or good Thai joints around upper Midtown, NYC is still most likely the best place in the world in terms of variety of excellent and moderately priced restaurants that can fit any taste and preference.  We are very lucky to be “lunch’ing” here.  NYC Rules.  Period.


Well said Lior.  Although I’m still questioning your choice of pictures…  are you sure you wouldn’t rather be eating lunch in San Fran?  They have a really good Chinatown…

Speaking of Chinese, your Profile reminded me I hadn’t been to Hing Won in awhile, so yesterday I decided to revisit it.  I know people have been asking me to branch out farther East, but considering the unknown gas issues plaguing Midtown yesterday, I decided to remain close to work.

What I got and how you can be the next Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, after the jump…

The beauty of Hing Won is they have two separate sides of the counter.  The right hand side, where you order more traditional Chinatown style meals “Soup Nazi” style (including a ton of amazing soups, roast pork, roast duck and some great noodle dishes too).  For those less adventurous, there is the left hand side (or as we call it… the “American” side) with steamplate choices you point to, like General Tso’s chicken and egg rolls.  I love authentic Chinese food, but there is something that happens when I see those damn steamplates… and I just can’t resist.



I know.  I have a problem.  (Notice I did get the white rice though… you know- to be healthy.)

If you’d like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, just email me at


  • you have a talent for taking pics of food because those ribs look are glistening. i will have to hit hing won soon.

  • I love how everyone you’ve asked about their favorite lunch place tells you blah blah place but the two attorneys have both added the qualifier of who’s paying. Hahahahaha.

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