Come on Down! I grew up on these small streets of Chinatown but had big adventures along the way and would love for you to join me! My Chinese (Hong Kong born) lips and tongue can literally tell you where the best places are to eat and shop. I will show you some of my personal favorites, lesser-known places! Recommendations on restaurants, spa services, and history will be provided. There will be bits of history and culture. Come hungry, we can stop by at places to get small bites.
* A-Wah Restaurant
* Confucius Statue
* Lin Zexu Statue
* A secret passage way
* Another passage way filled with food
* Yan Lin Foot Spa
* Shanghai Gourmet
* Coluck Restaurant
* Yuen Yuen Restaurant
* ABC Restaurant
* Golden Fung Wong Bakery
Our starting point is Lin Zexu Statue located at the Kim Lau Memorial Arch near Chatham Square. The closest trains are 4,5,6 (Brooklyn Bridge), F (East Broadway). M15 (not Select
Talking, walking, eating our way through Chinatown is going to be a fun adventure. I want to make Chinatown a true destination by showing a more intimate, local side of this great gem. I’m a nearly native New Yorker who moved from Hong Kong, to the big, tall island of Manhattan, as a skinny seven year old girl. Disappointment by dismal dim sum at that tender age made me miss my earlier home and traditions. I have since tried to find foods that reminded me of where I’m from. I found some at Big Wong on Mott Street, where my dad worked as a waiter when I was a kid. I attended a Chinese school across the street from Big Wong, and every week day, he would send me off to class with congee and fritters - comfort food. Luckily, in the two decades I’ve lived in and around New York’s Chinatown, the food here has gotten a lot better and more diversified. We will have a chance to load up on good foods and learn a little bit about Chinese American history and culture in NYC. Full profile
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