This colorful spot feels like a diner (there’s a TV and photos of popular dishes posted on the walls), and is one of the relatively few places in Chinatown open past midnight – they close at 1am most days. But being an ideal option for a late-night snack isn’t the only reason we love them. Yuet Lee is one of the best spots in Chinatown to sample a whole bunch of the best Cantonese seafood dishes. The roasted salt-and-pepper prawns-in-shell are perfectly crispy, the sautéed clams with black bean sauce literally drip with flavor, and we can never pass up the sautéed crab with ginger and green onion. Don’t miss the succulent clay pot dishes either, like the braised catfish with black bean and roast pork – it’s the perfect comfort dish after a night on the town.

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