If you want to get a taste of old New York, you have to go to Doyers Street. It is the cutest little street in Chinatown. Its curved, narrow shape gives you a good idea of what New York was like back in the day. It’s also where you can find Nom Wah Tea Parlor.
The restaurant opened in 1920 with its original location being next door to its current one. It’s a no-frills place to get dim sum. On my visit, I got a fried tofu skin roll with mixed vegetables. This was fried to perfection, crispy and delicious.
Also got yummy vegetarian dumplings.
And Shanghai soup dumplings. They were good but not as good as the gold standard, Joe’s Shanghai.
Finally, got the rice roll with the fried dough. This sounded good in theory, but it was a bit too carb-heavy for me.