Stuff as good as Xian, Mission Chinese, Zaab Elee - - lower east side, soho, chinatown
Making a quick one day trip down to nyc and may have time to pick up something quick and good (even for takeout - love to walk and eat). I have been to the above already and am looking for great quick bites. Anything you think of that is not to miss in those areas these days would be great. I want asian food because I am from miami and we are sorely lacking in that area. Thanks.
Want not try this? Perhaps not readily available in Miami…
Stop in for a snack at one of the oldest coffee shops in New York – Mei Li Wah. It dates from the late 19th century and was started by two Cantonese bachelor brothers at a time (read Chinese Exclusion Act) when the ratio of Chinese females to Chinese males in Chinatown was 1:27.
Mei Li Wah:
Then on to one of the Hand-Pulled Noodle houses. My favorite is Food Sing 88 Corp at 2 East Broadway, off Chatham Square.
There are at least six of these joints, all run by immigrants from Fujian province:
Then swing back and get desert. There’s always room for Ginger Ice Cream or Lychee Sorbet
at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory!
I'm with that concept and agree with your dessert views. I was going to go to dominiqe ansel as well and the ice cream would serve as a great pallet cleanser. We are lousy at french pastries in miami too unfortunately.
I have been to Mei Li Wah before, besides the pork bun and coconut bun, any favorites?