I recently went on the three-hour Foods Of New York Tour called the Explore Chinatown Food And Culture Walking Tour that can be booked on www.foodsofny.com for $65! Considering how cheap the food in Chinatown is, I wondered if it would provide good bang for the buck, and I am happy to say it did--and not just because of the food. I found out so much about Chinatown, from the unusual items mourners place on the altar at funerals to insure the deceased has a good afterlife to secret side streets that no one seems to know about and that offer great souvenirs and other mementos. I never had so much fun in Chinatown and it was great to learn about each dish as I was eating it.
|Dumplings at Dim Sum Go Go|
|Lin Ze Xu|
|Whole Duck at Peking Duck House|
|Candy, nuts and dried fruit at Aji Ichiban|
|Egg Custard Tart at Golden Manna Bakery|
Photos by Anne Raso / Gail Worley