Gin Gin Chinese Restaurant

When Alli and I first started Buffalo Eats, our knowledge of Buffalo’s dining scene was pretty bad. We were vaguely familiar with the Southtowns (we grew up in Orchard Park) and knew a little bit about the Northtowns (both went to UB), but that was about it. So in 2009 I attempted to visit all...
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Miss Hot Cafe

After learning about hidden gems like Peking Quick One, China Star and Wok and Roll, Alli and I are always hoping to discover the next good Chinese restaurant that offers some version of a ‘homestyle’ menu. We aren’t looking for the best sweet and sour chicken or beef with broccoli, instead we want soup dumplings...
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Wok & Roll

This meal wouldn’t have happened without our friends, the Walley’s. While scrolling through twitter, we noticed they had just finished eating dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Williamsville and they mentioned something about soup dumplings. Our love of soup dumplings is well documented; they might be one of our favorite dishes of all time. So,...
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China Star

Right around the time we found out about Peking Quick One’s ‘Homestyle Menu’, I heard about China Star and their Szechuan menu through a combination of Buffalo Spree, Andrew Galarneau and Nickel City Smokers (some of the best food pics you’ll find locally). When we visited China Star on a Friday night, it wasn’t exactly...
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Peking Quick One

Peking Quick One is a hidden gem in every sense of the word. The Tonawanda restaurant is in an unassuming strip plaza located on a side street and looks like every other low key neighbor Chinese restaurant that specializes in Sweet and Sour Chicken. Unless you knew that the restaurant had a separate ‘homestyle’ menu...
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Pan’s Garden

Today’s post is written by guest contributor Alicia Greco, you can find her other work on BuffaBLOG and The Griffin (where this article was originally published). We look forward to posting future articles from Alicia. _________________________________________________________ Since I was a child, my family and I have incorporated Chinese takeout and cuisine into many of our...
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Chinese Cookery

Last month I visited a couple Chinese restaurants, trying narrow down my favorite take out “Chinese” place for lunch.  I didn’t try any mind blowing dishes, and while I had a some tasty dishes here and there, neither place really won me over.  So my search continued, and I eventually ended up at Chinese Cookery...
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Sun Garden

In the last 6 months I’ve went out of my way to find the best places for lunch that are within driving distance from my office.  Surprisingly there’s a decent selection of restaurants that are within a 10 minute drive, covering a wide range of cuisines and price points.  I’ve noticed there are a surprising...
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Wok 28

Since I started working in the Northtowns almost 5 months ago, I’ve tried a lot of new restaurants on my lunch breaks.  During that time I’ve had some really good pizza, an awesome burger and a good sample of many other cuisines.  But for some reason or another I’ve managed to avoid the half dozen...
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Tea Leaf Cafe

We actually first tried Tea Leaf Cafe in October of 2010, not to long after they initially opened their doors.  Located next door to Maple Rd’s AMC Movie Theater, Alli and I were immediately impressed with how nice the interior was.  You could tell these owners clearly put some money into making this a really...
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Sun Food Market and Restaurant

With college back in session, I now have to figure out something to do on Tuesday nights when Alli is at UB in class until 10pm.  So, I’ve decided that my roommate Jay and I will try to find a cheap/weird/delicious place to eat for dinner each week.  Our first Tuesday adventure had us end...
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Bingo’s Dim Sum House

On the corner of Sheridan and North Baily, in the glossy black plaza that houses New Fuji Buffet, Ichiban and 99 Cent City, is a store front with a curse. Tucked, just barely, between the nail salon and Ichiban is a fresh manifestation, Bingo’s Dim Sum House. It used to be My Bubbletea, after it...
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