PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Teresa”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a different Midtown Lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Midtown. This week it’s Teresa, the girl responsible for the amazing Wah Mei Pork Chop Fast Food delivery story last week. I wanted to see what other tricks she might up her sleeve!
Occupation: QA Analyst (just started 6 months ago and still don’t really know what I do exactly).
Where in Midtown do you Work?: TheMarkets.com around 53rd and 7th
Favorite Kind of Food: So far, my favorite is street food in Taipei. The food is so tasty and cheap. Whenever I visit Taipei, I make sure to have noodles almost everyday. Also, they have their famous soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung. The dumpling skin is much thinner than what I get here in Chinatown/Flushing. This summer I’ll be visiting Japan, so I hope to find some new favorites.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Mushrooms, sea cucumber, abalone, clams, oysters, mussels, most of the “exotic” seafood in a typical Chinese banquet.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Tonkotsu or Curry Ramen at Men Kui Tei on 56th btw. 5+6th (I found out sadly they don’t serve Mabo Ramen for lunch), Fried Chicken Curry Udon at Teriyaki Boy (on 7th Ave. btw. 48+49th), Beef Soft Tofu Soup at Cafe Duke’s (on 51st btw. 6+7th), and the unlimited salad at Stage Star (on 55th & 6th).
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? NYC Cravings Truck, even though I wish I never had their unsatisfactory pork chop over rice. The $5 May Lunch Special at Shilla, which was very good. Szechuan Gourmet, but I have yet to try it
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Tokyo so I can eat ramen everyday, Rome so I can have pizza, gelato and pasta everyday, or Taipei so I can have beef noodle soup everyday.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? My old job was close to Cafe Zaiya and Yagura (both on 41st btw. Mad+5th), so I miss the takeout Japanese food. Is there anything like this near 53rd and 7th? Cafe Duke’s does NOT count. If there are none, what’s the closest place to my office? I’m willing to travel.
Hmmm. Pro Hot Korean is kind of like the Korean version of Cafe Zaiya, and that’s on 56th btw. 5+6th. Not *as* good, (and the selection isn’t as large as Zaiya) but it’s good enough. And close to your office.
Anybody else have a recommendation? Put it in the comments. And as always if you’d like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.