Meggie has lived in Chinatown her whole life--her parents only speak Chinese and rarely leave. It's only 0.108 square miles! While tiny, it's such an amazing place filled to the brim with culture. It shouldn't be missed. Meggie's enthusiasm and pride for Chinatown made it an unforgettable day.
This whole adventure actually started a few weeks ago after we ate at Donut Plant, remember this post? The Michelin Guide
As we were leaving the restaurant, I saw Meggie. She was so surprised to see us in her neighborhood and asked what we were up to. I told her we just had a fabulous meal at Dim Sum Go Go. She looked at me like I was crazy. "Dim Sum Go Go? Oh no, no!" she said, "Come back and I'll show you around!" I couldn't wait for our Chinatown adventure. Take two! I decided the adventure was best suited for me and Ella only. Another girls day!
|FYI The waitress is holding a bowl of chicken feet.|
I rarely take pictures in restaurants (so tacky!) but I was feeling particularly touristy this day, so I gave in and took a million. Hope you enjoy the yellowish photos!
Who's responsible for teaching Ella how to use chopsticks? I shamelessly always ask for a fork no matter how authentic the restaurant is. It embarrasses Ella so much. Can't wait until she's a teenager. More embarrassing to come! Do you use chopsticks?
Yikes, this post is taking longer to write then I expected. I'll write about all the other things we did in Chinatown tomorrow. Until then, I put some more pics of J & B Seafood Restaurant after the jump. AND I'll also include a short list of all the things we did as reference! In case you can't wait . . .
|Rice Wrap. It was like opening a present!|
Here's the short list of things we did for easy reference:
J & B Seafood Restaurant 39-41 E Broadway New York, NY 10079 (212) 233-3359
Elizabeth Center Gift Shops 15 Elizabeth St (between Bayard St & Canal St) New York, NY 10013
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory 65 Bayard St (between Elizabeth St & Mott St) New York, NY 10013
Chinese Cakes Street Vender Corner of Mott St. and Canal St. (location might change)
New York Mart 128 Mott St (between Hester St & Grand St) New York, NY 10013
Columbus Park 67 Mulberry St (between Bayard St & Mosco St) New York, NY 10013
Hop Shing Restaurant 9 Chatham Sq Ste 1 (between Mott St & Worth St) New York, NY 10038