Q. Hi Jordan,
My husband and I are bringing our three children to NYC to celebrate some birthdays in August. We thought it might be fun to take them to Chinatown. Since you are such a foodie would you mind recommending some restaurants? I’ve already written down Hop Kee from one of your recent posts!
Thank you so much!
A. Hi Kathy!
I’m so glad you’re planning to take your kids to Chinatown – it’s quite an experience. Something to be aware of, though, that there’s often sort of an inverse relationship between “pretty” and “delicious” in Chinatown – a lot of the best restaurants are in underground spaces with fluorescent lighting and rushed service, so as long as you keep an open mind, you’re good. Hop Kee and Wo Hop are two spots that may not look like much from the outside (or inside, actually), but both have some truly amazing dishes on the menu (as a plus, they also have plenty of standards if your kids are wary of new tastes).
Anyone else have suggestions for where to eat in Chinatown? I’m always looking for new spots, too!