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Chinese: Nom Wah Tea Parlor

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According to a sign on its windows, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is NYC Chinatown’s first dimsum parlor.  With such a title, I had been wanting to try it for quite a while.  The first time I stopped by, an estimated 15 minute wait turned out to be 30+, so I left.  The second time I went there was no wait – excellent!

The first thing you’ll notice is the decor – much preserved from its early days.   My eating buddy and I were seated with 2 menus and a checklist presented on a red-checked tablecloth:

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Asian Fusion: Mr. Chow

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A while back, I stopped by Mr. Chow in TriBeCa with an eating buddy.  I’ve walked by Mr. Chow many times before, as it’s right in my neighborhood.  A quick peek in suggested a clientele that was way more cool and hip than I was.  (Case in point, I use the word “hip”).  However, I heard the food was quite good AND I had a Gilt City voucher, so I figured – why not?  The voucher was good for 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, rice, seasonal vegetables and champagne – a hearty meal for two people!

For our first appy, we ordered…

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Chinese: Yummy Noodle

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Happy almost-Friday, Noshers! Today I’d like to share Yummy Noodle with you.  Yummy Noodle is a no-frills, casual joint hidden in a Chinatown alley.  The service is brusque, the menus housed under glass on the tabletops.  So why am I writing about this place? Three words – cheap, cheap, cheap.  And good (ok, make that 4 words).

After the perusing the menu (under glass, of course), eating buddy and I started with…

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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:

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Chinese: Red Egg

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Happy New Year, everyone! If you’ve been following along on my blog, you’ll know that I’m a pretty big dim sum fan – I have dimsum at least every other week! I’ve visited most dim sum places in NYC, and one of my more recent additions is Red Egg.  Red Egg distinguishes itself from the competition with a chic, sophisticated decor, a wider variety of dishes, and slightly higher prices.  Were these differences worth the higher bill?

At Red Egg, there was nary a pushcart in sight – instead, we checked off our desired dishes from an extensive menu:

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