This blog post was updated on September 12, 2014.

Top Five NYC Tastes of the Orient, Flickr: missmeng

$1 for 5 at Amazing Prosperity Dumpling


New York is a food lover’s paradise, so why not check out these five great Asian restaurants to spice up your time in New York City. Here’s a guide to Manhattan’s most delicious and affordable Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants. A cheap flight to New York will take you further than just the US.


Ippudo: 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th is Ippudo, arguably the home of NYC’s best Ramen restaurant. Leave sushi behind and enjoy another side to traditional Japanese cuisine. Ippudo doesn’t take reservations, so sip on some unfiltered Sake wine while you wait for a table and try the delicious pork buns. Main courses are around the $15 mark – a bargain when which is accompanied by an excellent atmosphere where waiters shout in Japanese to great new arrivals!


Prosperity Dumpling: Outstanding online reviews prove that Chinatown’s Prosperity Dumpling on Eldridge and Canal is the city’s go-to place for excellent pork and chive friend dumplings. For only $1, you’ll enjoy five of these homemade dumplings. For as little as $5 you can sample enough to keep you going when visiting the New Museum, the World Trade Centre or the Tenement Museum which are all in the area. This is also a great excuse to get to know Chinatown. You won’t need flights to China when Prosperity’s got some of the most authentic Chinese food around.


BonChon: In Manhattan’s Koreatown is BonChon, the city’s most friendly South Korean restaurant. Enter the spacious restaurant, which plays 90s music videos on huge projection screens and serves up the most devilishly good Korean fried chicken in town. Open untill 2 a.m. Thursday thru Saturday, this is the perfect place for a late night snack.


Momofuku: The city’s famous Momofuku restaurants can be found at four great locations in Manhattan. Enjoy a relaxing drink at the ssäm bar or dine with friends at this Japanese noodle bar on 1st Avenue and between 10th and 11th streets. Every Friday and Saturday Momofuku hosts late nights where food is served well into the early hours. Momofuku is a reason in itself to find cheap NYC flights!


An Choi: Crispy pork, Vietnamese sandwiches, crispy spring rolls and the creamiest Vietnamese iced coffee; An Choi serves up New York’s most exciting tastes of Vietnam. Found on Orchard and Broome, order a succulent Bahn Mi Sandwich to go before enjoy a successful Lower East Side shopping trip along these quirky downtown streets.


Photo: missmeng 

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