Chinese: Cha Chan Tang

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Happy Lunar New Year, everyone!  Unfortunately, I will be working late tonight, but I got to spend New Year’s celebration with my family yesterday! In honor of the holiday, today I’m posting about Chan Chan Tang, in Chinatown.  Cha Chan Tang always places a smile on my face for several reasons.  One is the bottle milk tea that tastes not only richly luxurious but has the cutest presentation – just take a look at that first photo!  The other reason is that it was one of my friend Annie’s faves before she moved to Shanghai (check out her expat adventures on her blog!).

Cha Chan Tang means “tea restaurant,” and I recently ordered an inexpensive noodle dinner to supplement my beverage.  I ordered the ramen with fried egg and hot dog:

This piping hot, simple dish was very budget-conscious, and while it wasn’t the fanciest food in the world it was delicious and filling!  Add my milk tea to that and I had a perfect weeknight meal.

Cha Chan Tang is quite crowded on both weeknights and weekends, but if you’re in the area I’d definitely recommend popping in to try the bottle milk tea.  You won’t regret it!

Go for the milk tea, stay for the cheap dinner.

Cha Chan Tang

45 Mott St (btw Pell/Bayard)

212.577.2888

 

Are you a fan of milk tea?

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    January 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I don’t think I’ve tried milk tea yet, but it sounds delicious! Happy Lunar New Year!

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    Jessica T
    January 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

    That milk tea looks so good!

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    Kim
    January 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I’ve never seen ramen with hot dog in it! And that milk tea looks so good. Happy Lunar New Year!

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      Serena
      January 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Ooh yes – I LOVE ramen with hot dog! 🙂

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    Alice
    January 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I LOVE milk tea! That ramen noodle looks homey and delicious!

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    Catherine
    January 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    That soup looks delicious and is making me so hungry!!

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    Amy
    January 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Yum! Milk tea and hot dog noodles? A great comfort food combo 🙂

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      Serena
      January 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I know – nothing quite hits the spot like hot dog noodles!

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    Annie
    January 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Awwwww!!!! You went and liked it! I’m so happy you went 🙂 the bottled milk teas are fab and they do that here too! You must visit us in shanghai 🙂 xoxoxo

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      Serena
      January 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I would love to!! And yes, Cha Chan Tang is delish – sometimes I get the bottled milk tea to go! 🙂

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    Mina
    January 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    sounds like a perfect little meal to me!

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