With the announcement yesterday of the 2012 Vendy Cup Finalists, there were a few vendors we were not familiar with. The Vendy folks definitely went far and wide in selecting this year’s group of Vendy Cup Finalists. To learn more about one of the finalists, Xin Jiang Prosperity Kebabs, we headed down to Chinatown around dinnertime yesterday.
The cart is located on the corner of Forsythe St and Division St, along the base of the Manhattan Bridge. Like many of the vendors in this non-touristy part of Chinatown, the guy at the cart barely spoke English. He had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned the Vendy Awards.
However, the menu on the cart was in both Chinese and English, and it was easy to communicate by pointing at the menu and raising fingers for the number of each I wanted. He did ask if I wanted them “spicy” or “no spicy”. Spicy, of course!