When you think Chinatown, you think dim sums and pecking duck, but there’s a lot more to this humble little area that you’d imagine. As the competition between old an new restaurants is getting more fierce, New Yorkers are getting to try traditional eats as well as new and different, never-tried-before, flavour combinations!
Chinatown is evolving and changing into one of the best areas to eat at in New York City! If you are in Dc and haven’t been, you should take the train from Washington DC to New York, since its only a 3 hour journey, you will work up an appetite as well.
Here’s a list of some of the best eats in Chinatown:
1. Nom Wah Tea Parlour
The mooncakes and almond cookies are no less than brilliant here. Nom Was Tea Parlour is one of the oldest dim sum houses in New York City and was built in the year 1920! They continue to serve mouth-watering, hot and spicy dim sums, made to order, to customers today. Apart from tea, which is exceptional here, you can get a glass of beer or wine, with your dim sums, at this tea parlour.
2. Mission Chinese Food
Mission Chinese Food still has one of the most talked about Chinese menus in the city. It is the perfect place to have Americanised Chinese food with bang on Sichuan flavours and delights like thrice cooked bacon, kung pao pastrami, map tofu! Mission Chinese Food also serves beastly portions of prime rib and duck for groups and families.
3. Royal Seafood Restaurant
If you want to have a family-style meal, served hot and fresh on long communal tables, Royal Seafood Restaurant is the best at it. Although the short rib, chicken feet, turnip cake and other fried goodies dominate the menu, ask for the off-the-menu lobster. It is a delight. Even though there are hundreds of restaurants in the city’s dim sum centre, this place still outshines most.