89 Bayard St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.715846 -73.999248
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Chinatown
Some of the best jerky you'll ever eat comes from this obscure Chinatown storefront. It's not grossly chewy and smoky, but rather more like a fruit roll-up. The biggest reason for its excellence, I think, can be found in the fact that pork jerkies, rather than beef, are the name of the game here. Cured pork just tastes better than beef, as anyone who ever ate bacon will tell you.
Best I've HAD! – 1. Beef/Pork Jerky flavors vary depending on which providence the maker's are from.
2. Longevity, New Beef King has been around for DECADES. Others are more fly by nights. They are not PRUDENTIAL the insurance company who will match the competition.
3. Sample before you buy. Don't blame others for your ineptitude.
4. Seriously?? Do you work for the competition? Chinese bashing on Chinese and wishing they go out of business.
****BTW I DON'T WORK FOR THEM. I GREW UP IN CHINATOWN AND KNOW THE LOCAL JOINTS. I TAKE OFFENSE IN IGNORANT COMMENTARIES****
horrible and not worth the money – The lady was shady like most chinese people. I was in search of a different beef jerky joint. However, I went into this one and asked if there was another beef jerky place around there. I knew there was one because I went to Ling Kee about 6 months before. However, I didn't know they moved or wasn't aware of their name until later because my uncle just took me to it and I didn't pay attention to the name of the store because it looked so shabby. Anyways, I went in and asked there was another beef jerky place around, and the lady said no. How foolish of I thinking, that a chinese lady was going to tell me the truth. I am chinese myself and I should have been aware that many chinese business owners don't believe in ethics. Once, I saw the beef jerky from outside the window, I already knew this was the wrong place because it appeared so dried. I already made all this small talk and I was getting desperate because my grandma really wanted beef jerky from NYC. I bought about $25 worth and I regret doing so. Don't believe any of the ZAGAT Rated nonsense its not trustworthy. save your money and go to Lin Kee. I wouldn't have bashed on this store if she didn't lie to me. Hopefully this place closes down soon.
Long Live the KING! – I have been coming to the New Beef King for 2 decades. I went through two pregnancy cravings on this stuff. It's hard to find this kind of freshness, it reminds me of the street vendors back in Taiwan when I was really little. The dry/wet spicy beef/pork that are displayed are for the tourist trade so are not as spicy as you might think. However if you are like me who like it extreme you can ask them to make a batch of the wet spicy sauce extra hot for your next order. This kind of special attention is generally lost with mass marketing where impersonal staff man the counters.
The stuff are sold out fast in their shop so if you don't live in the area place your order by phone or write to them at newbeefking at gmail dot com. and they will mail it to you. I don't think the jerky's have any preservatives so eat it fast or keep it refrigerated. I use to do a lot of driving because of work and had no time for lunch. I would munch on the jerky throughout the day with a bag of fruits and I was good. This is way better than grabbing a chocolate bar.
The pricing is reasonable: tendons=$13/lbs, chunks=$16/lbs, slices=$18/lbs
All jerky, all the time. – The Scene
With a name like New Beef King, one might suspect that this tiny Chinatown shop would house a radical butcher empire, but don't be fooled: Preserved and dried meat products reign supreme at this simple storefront. The merchandise rarely changes, but the friendly proprietor can fill you in on the nutritional benefits of beef jerky that keep his customers coming back for more.
Forget the jerkies you've bought in haste at the checkout counter of the Mobil station--this is the real thing. Meat lovers can choose between oyster flavored, fruit flavored and dry spicy beef or flavored pork jerkies. For just a small taste of dried meat, the King also offers curry pork, beef oyster, or spicy beef in chunk form.
We'd never jerk you around! – This is the platonic ideal of jerky - guaranteed to forever banish the name "Slim Jim" from your vocabulary.
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