This just arrived in the Midtown Lunch Inbox: “FYI, walked by Hing Won this morning (on 48th btw. 5+6th) and it is closed by the Department of Health.”  I think I speak for everyone when I say “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo(t surprising)”  Ignoring Hing Won’s dirtiness is something I’ve been doing for quite awhile.   This changes nothing.  Got news to share?  We’ll take it here (even the stuff that’s hard to hear.)


  • DOH has no idea what they are talking about.

  • Did anyone else ever see those big plastic buckets filled with sludge/toxic waste matter(?) by the dirty dishes depot? I always noticed them after I had already eaten the meal and vowed never to go back again, yet selective memory always brought me back…

  • I couldn’t find a 2008 violation, however I did see this on their 2007 violation: 64 points ouch! I think you need 27 to pass.

    48 WEST 48 STREET, MANHATTAN 10036

    48 WEST 48 STREET, MANHATTAN 10036
    Inspection Date: 08/30/2007
    Violation points: 64

    Violations were cited in the following area(s) and those requiring immediate action were addressed.

    Sanitary Violations 1.) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
    2.) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.
    3.) Personal cleanliness inadequate. Clean outer garments, effective hair restraint not worn.
    4.) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
    5.) Evidence of flying insects or live flying insects present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
    6.) Evidence of roaches or live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
    7.) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
    8.) Food item spoiled, adulterated, contaminated or cross-contaminated.
    9.) Cold food held above 41°F (smoked fish above 38°F) except during necessary preparation.
    10.) Hot food not held at or above 140°F.

    Sorry Zack. I hope they come back though.

  • dammit! didn’t they do bubble tea?

  • Fake bubble tea. Though better than no bubble tea, clearly.

  • The sign says they were closed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Mental Hygiene? Were they having impure thoughts? Where am I going to get my Shrimp Noodles or Congee in the morning??

  • I actually had Teriyaki Boy yesterday for lunch and last night, I wook up 6 times to use the bathroom…Needless to say, my bottom is hurting A LOT. I wonder how clean Teriyaki boy is.

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