Advice for walking/noshing through Chinatown
Was hoping to get some advice on eating through Chinatown this weekend. I'm looking to walk and eat at the same time so looking for portable food. I've got either Prosperity or Vanessa's for dumplings. Was thinking of hitting Xian Famous Foods but need some recs on what to eat? Hoping to throw in a banh mi somewhere in the vicinity and some grocery shopping, I normally hit Kam Man but that seems to be off to the other side of Bowery and I'm not sure my partner in crime will be as accomodating on wandering all over Chinatown.
Anything else that I should be looking for?
Thanks for the advice!
200 Canal St, New York, NY 10013
Xian's act is wearing thin. They use MSG in their soup, and I don't appreciate it. Head to nearby Henan on Forsythe instead and opt for the #1, inhaling the pure lamb goodness in every spoonful. If you want the "pork burger" Henan's got a better version of that too. They call it a pancake
He Nan Flavor
68 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
Does anyone have a recommendation for a great bakery that does "Old Wives Cakes" really well? Light flaky, shattering pastry surrounding a tender, slightly chewy, not too sweet filling of winter melon paste? I miss going to Hang Heung in Hong Kong and hoping to get a bit of nostalgia in.
There's a bakery (sorry I don't remember the name) right at the Grand street B/D station on the corner with the fruit stand and sort of across the street from Nam Son. The outside is flaky and the filling that's inside has that distinctive chewy yet springy texture that a good wife cake should have.
245 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
New Wing Wah
246 Grand St, New York, NY 10002