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Spicy Beef Guokui
“Being hangry is my least favorite pastime, so I rarely leave the house without an eating plan. However, I recently found myself in Greenwich Village around 7pm on a Saturday night with a growling stomach and no restaurant reservation. After several failed attempts at finding a place accepting walk-ins, I stumbled upon Crop Circle and was pleasantly surprised that my last resort became a standout event. This counter-service Chinese street food spot mainly serves guokui - crispy flatbreads stuffed with different kinds of meat or seafood - and the spicy beef option saved my night. The thin pancake was larger than my head and filled with mouth-numbing minced beef, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.”
-Nikko Duren, Editorial Assistant
Greenwich Village has a new Chinese spot where you can pick up guokui (giant, crispy flatbread filled with things like spicy beef or pork) and take pride in the act of consuming something larger than your own head. Crop Circle also has steamed dumplings and rice noodle rolls available for takeout from 11:30am to 10:30pm, Tuesday through Sunday.