Get lost in Chinatown’s jam-packed labyrinthine streets and you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a different continent.
You’ll find busy, narrow streets and a dense, noisy neighbourhood atmosphere with an old-world authenticity.
Hole-in-the-wall restaurants and spas for every ache you can imagine.
Open-air fish markets.
Grace and beauty.
Stands filled with exotic foods and kitschy souvenirs.
Centuries-old apartment buildings.
Surprises after surprises.
Some of New York’s best restaurants from just about every province of mainland China and Hong Kong.
And if you’re very lucky, you’ll find Nom Wah Tea Parlor.
If you, like us, believe a good eating experience is supposed to evoke all of your senses then this is your place. It’s a tiny restaurant, but full of flavour.
Parties of 2 are walk-in only so prepare to wait – it’s worth it. Reservations available for larger parties during weekdays.
Originally opened in 1920, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is NYC’s oldest dim sum parlour and is located in the heart of Chinatown.
This throwback gem is packed and buzzing.
Simply tick your order on the list and wait for few minutes.
Fluffiest steamed bun filled with pork and caramelised onions.
Eggplants (aubergines) stuffed with deep fried shrimp paste and served with brown sauce and scallions.
Pan-fried scallion pancakes.
Seasonal fresh Chinese broccoli blanched and served with oyster sauce.
Crunchy and juicy pan-fried chicken and cabbage dumplings.
Shrimp and egg-fried rice with peas and scallions.
Take a piece of Chinatown away with you and purchase a box of Sesame Balls with lotus paste to nibble while you wander to your next location.
NOM WAH TEA PARLOR
13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013 | +1 212-962-6047 | website