Yin Ji Chang Fen is a famous rice noodle roll chain that originated in Guangzhou, China. Now, the popular restaurant has brought their deliciously popular dishes to NYC.
Serving up meaty changfen (rice noodle rolls) the restaurant opened earlier this month in Chinatown to long lines which have yet to die down. Located at 91 Bayard Street, this is the first East Coast outpost for the Yin Ji Chang Fen chain. The restaurant has been around for nearly 61 years, and over the course of that time they’ve opened 45 locations in Guangzhou alone leading to widespread popularity of their dim sum rolls across southern China.
The affordable restaurant offers the popular, thin noodle rolls filled with savory items like shrimp, pork, veggies, beef, egg, brisket, and pork liver—each soaked in plenty of soy sauce.
Beyond the changfen staples, Yin Ji Chang Fen is also known for their creamy congee. These deep bowls can come topped with everything from pork liver slices, kidney, raw egg, preserved egg, chicken, fish, shrimp, pork, beef, vegetables, and even plain. Regardless of how adventurous your palate is (or isn’t), there’s something for everyone at this new spot.
Classic dishes you’ll find on the menu aside from their rice noodle rolls and congee include fried eggs rolls, buns, youtiao (friend dough) sticks, deep fried fishskin, fried squid, chicken wings, chicken feet, and brisket. Additionally, beverages range from Hong Kong style milk tea to coffee milk tea and Coke with lemon.
Yin Ji Chang Fen is open daily from noon until 8 p.m. at 91 Bayard Street!
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