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Take a Food Tour of Chinatown's Best Dim Sum, Dumplings, and Noodles

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Every once in a while, we like to create a plan that's a little more inventive and requires planning (on our part). Something that you can really look forward to because it's not the norm. Tonight, that's a Chinatown food crawl.

We're starting with a trip to Nom Wah Tea Parlor, a favorite dim sum joint and tea house serving shareable small plates. The first dim sum spot in New York (open since 1920!), it’s an ideal spot for a casual-yet-delicious meal in an easygoing setting. Split dishes like sticky rice with Chinese sausage or the rice roll with fried dough (trust us, it’s amazing).

Spot number two on this night of carb-heavy revelry is Shanghai 21, a seriously no-frills place (it's really bare-boned) that serves insanely good soup dumplings. The Sichuan wontons are also fantastic. If you're an early bird, they also have a mouth-watering, skin-on roast pig that's usually sold out by 8 p.m.

For your last stop (and we hope you still have some room left), head to Great NY Noodletown to split a bowl of one of their pan-fried noodles (boiled angel-hair that's lightly fried for a crunchy-soft texture) or go for a classic broth variety. You can throw in roasted pork, duck, chicken or ribs in any of the dishes. And there you have it! A mini Chinatown food crawl with the one you can cuddle up with later, bloated and satiated.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

13 Doyers Street, Manhattan

Shanghai 21

21 Mott Street, Manhattan

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