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LITTLE ITALY+ CHINATOWN

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BUDDHA BODAI

Chinese-Vegetarian. This simple, cheery restaurant in a bustling Chinatown has golden-yellow walls and Asian-inspired artwork, and serves completely kosher and vegetarian Asian dishes centerd around mock meats. The restaurant also offers dim sum (small, medium or large). L& D (daily). $ 5 Mott St., at Worth St., 212.566.8388.

PAESANO’S OF MULBERRY STREET Italian. Serving homestyle specialtie­s such as baked ziti, gnocchi Bolognese and veal shank osso buco over rice. L& D (daily). $$ 136 Mulberry St., btw Hester & Grand sts., 212.965.1188. SANURIA Malaysian/ Indonesian. Eastern favorites include chicken and beef satay, roti canai (puffed bread with a chicken and potato curry) and hokkien (shrimp noodle curry soup). B,L & D ( Tu-Su). $ 18 Doyers St., #B, btw Bowery & Mott St., 212.267.0088. WO HOP

Chinese. Establishe­d in 1938, this subterrane­an Cantonese joint is a popular NYC late-night hangout, staying open 24 hours a day and serving roasted duck lo mein, vegetable chow fun, chicken with oyster sauce over rice and other classic dishes. L& D (daily). $$ 17 Mott St., btw Worth & Mosco sts., 212.962.8617.

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