Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Chinatown, New York

Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Chinatown, New York

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Rice-noodle rolls, Shrimp and Chive Dumpling

 Nom Wah Tea Parlor is a New York icon in its own right. It first opened in 1920 on Doyers street as a bakery and a tea parlor and slowly evolved over the decades into a full-fledged dimsum house. It is probably the longest-surviving place for dim sum in Chinatown.

 

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 I love the original old world charm that the current owner Wilson Tang has retained at Nom Wah. The environs are a modest nod to all the history that has transpired in and around here.

What I love most about Nom Wah is that you can order dim sum a la carte all day long! Though the dimsum carts have their own charm, most of the time I just want what I want and don’t want to sitting around waiting for my favorite dishes to be rolled around.

 

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The dimsum, though not the best I’ve had, is still pretty darned good. My personal favorites were the “Rice Noodle Rolls” and the “Shrimp and Chive Dumpling”.

I think that Chinatown’s first dimsum has all the charm and good food it needs to make it worth a try.

 Here is some of what we ate:

 

Chrysanthemum Tea

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The Original Egg Roll

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Shiu Mai

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Slippery Cheong Fun 

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Shrimp and Chive Dumpling

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Char Siu Bao

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Shrimp & Snow-Pea-Leaf Dumplings

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House Special Pan Fried Dumpling


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Restaurant Information

 

* Restaurant Name
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Chinatown / Chinese
* Street Address
13 Doyers St., New York, NY 10013
* Phone
(212) 962-6047
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