Lunchtime @ Bo Ky

Thursday, November 12, 2009 6 No tags Permalink 0


This is what I eat for lunch three times a week. Bo Ky on the corner of Mott and Bayard. One order of the wonton mein + tax + tip sets me back only $5. Perfectly reasonable. Of every single restaurant in New York, there is none I have eaten at more frequently.

This is my favourite wonton mein in Chinatown, but I have more than a few biases:
– it was the first restaurant I ever dined at in NYC
– the owner’s father’s father cousin is friend of my grandfather. Or something incredibly distant like that. They only know me as that girl who comes in by herself all the time ^_^
– that little jar of housemade SAUCE on every table. Nutty, a bit spicy, hot oil…you ought to try it for yourself. Mix it with my noodles, the soup…anything.

At dinner, I order the chicken curry funn or the satay noodles. But during the day I keep it simple (and clean/splatter friendly) with wonton mein.

Now that they’ve opened a second location on Grand Street, this one has quieted down the during the noon lunch rush. Some of my favourite servers from this location moved over to the new location. But my super super favourite is still here. Everything is just dandy.

Bo Ky
82 Bayard Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 406-2292

6 Comments
  • (( Ms. K ))
    November 12, 2009

    I am going to order their wonton mein next time. Don't think I ever order that from this place before. Maybe once but I probably forgot the taste.

  • K and S
    November 12, 2009

    perfectly comforting!

  • anonymous
    November 12, 2009

    I write for StudentMaximusMagazine.wordpress.com and I recently linked to one of your posts on Serious Eats New York.best-SMM

  • anonymous
    November 13, 2009

    you're right, that sauce on the table is addicting as hell. no idea what's in it but man… you could dip anything in there!

  • Cafe Observer
    November 14, 2009

    Oh, K

  • anonymous
    November 17, 2009

    zomg i also feel like the girl who eats by herself o_Othe grand st location is nice but why do they never have fish dumplings? grr!

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